A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
Rapaport reported that in 2013, the value of global diamond production rose 11 percent from the previous year, hitting $14.09 billion. The increase was largely to due to higher average prices for rough diamonds.
Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC,NYSE:DDC) released an updated mine plan for the Ekati diamond mine that includes “current estimates for anticipated annual production by pipe, with associated operating costs and capital costs.”
De Beers Canada Inc., Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (NYSEMKT:MDM) and the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation together announced that they have entered into an impact benefit agreement for the proposed Gahcho Kue diamond mine.
The Times of Israel reported that as a result of regulations that went into effect this week, Israeli diamond dealers are now “not allowed to accept more than NIS 75,000 ($21,000) in cash for a precious stone from retail customers.”
Gem Diamonds Ltd. (LSE:GEMD) released a revised resource and reserve statement, commenting that the indicated resource base at its Lesotho-based Letseng mine has increased in tonnage by 132 percent. It now sits at 187.1 million tonnes.
Stellar Diamonds plc (LSE:STEL) announced that the reprocessing of bulk sample tailings at its Sierra Leone-based Tongo kimberlite dyke project has “yielded additional diamonds and increased the average grade to 155 carats per hundred tonnes.”