They say diamonds are forever, but time is finally up for Australia’s only operational diamond mine in Western Australia’s remote … More
Guinea region holds world’s largest untapped reserves but lacks infrastructure Simandou, a 110-kilometer range of hills deep in the hinterland … More
MADAYA, Myanmar: Faces covered in white dust and chisels in hand, marble sculptors in Myanmar say the hills that have … More
Hpakant, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, is the epicentre of a multibillion-dollar jade mining industry in which thousands risk their lives … More
Si Thu Phyo was scavenging for leftover gemstones when he felt the earth shake loosearound him. The 21-year-old was hard … More
The multi-billion dollar industry fueled by China is shrouded in secrecy, continues to take lives, and displace tens of thousands … More
There are thousands more illegal workers who buy their way into the vast open-cast mines after the company diggers leave – to scour for scraps of the precious stone left behind.
HPAKANT, Myanmar: Dozens of jade miners were buried Friday in a mass grave after a landslide in northern Myanmar killed … More
At least 126 bodies have been found after a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, officials say. … More
Saniniu Laizer, 52, received a cheque for 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (£2.6 million) from the country’s government on Wednesday for the pair of dark violet-blue stones.
Country’s mineral resources are estimated to be worth RM4.1 trillion based on current prices from three main mineral categories, namely metallic mineral, non-metallic mineral, and coal.