Articles Tagged "democratic republic of congo"

5 Top Industrial Diamond-producing Countries

Diamond – While the average person is only familiar with diamonds in the context of jewelry, the world's hardest substance has applications well outside the world of fashion. Industrial diamonds, which are used to create super-durable cutting tools or abrasives, represent the majority of the diamond trade. Here's a look at the five top natural industrial diamond-producing countries for 2014.

China’s Zijin Mining Spending Big on Copper and Gold

Gold – Zijin Mining is the China's most valuable gold producer, and the company looks to be investing more and more in mining projects outside of the country. It's putting up US$412 million for 49.5 percent of Ivanhoe's Kamoa copper project in the DRC and is buying 50 percent of Barrick Gold's Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea for $298 million.

iTSCi Starts Up Due Diligence Program to Address Conflict Minerals in North Kivu, DRC

Tantalum – iTSCi announced the start of its industry program for traceability and due diligence in of tin, tantalum and tungsten in two areas of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo; in the remotest mines in Lubero territory north of the provincial capital of Goma and in the most historically infamous conflict minerals mining areas of Walikale [...]