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"Emerald mining in Zambia" by GIA
 
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With that new GIA Field video you will be taken with the GIA Field Expedition (FE56) that took place in September 2014 in Zambia. You will surely feel the lure of emerald—central Africa’s green treasure—in this short GIA video. First, you’ll visit the Musakashi, Zambia, emerald mining area where mining is carried out by local people with simple hand tools. Next, you’ll travel with Field Gemologist Vincent Pardieu and the GIA team to Zambia’s Kafubu area, one of Africa’s oldest gem-mining areas. “There are maybe 400 mines, and maybe less than 10 are active,” says Pardieu. While there, you’ll witness several active emerald mines. Some are very small-scale and operated by local people, while some, like the MIKU and the KAGEM mines, are very large. The latter is probably the largest colored gemstone mining pit in the world. In this video, you’ll view the entire KAGEM operation—a modern, highly sophisticated mechanized pit mine. As you stand on the rim of the pit, a ripple of explosions blasts ore for processing. You will witness workers recovering emeralds from the pit. You’ll also venture underground into Gemfields’ exploratory underground workings and see the firm’s secure processing and sorting facility. Besides Pardieu, the participants were cameraman Didier Gruel, Field Gemologist Andy Lucas, Gems & Gemology Technical Editor Dr. Tao Hsu, and Field Gemologist trainee Stanislas Detroyat.
Afghanistan's Secret Billion Dollar Emerald Mines
 
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Hidden Gems: After suffering the Soviets, the Taliban, and the War on Terror, Afghanistan has had its share of turmoil; but can 1,000 billion dollars worth of emeralds lift Afghanistan out of poverty? Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For similar stories see: Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines https://youtu.be/c7iv1fef6qo Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://youtu.be/k9Bk5VIhjiY The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines https://youtu.be/P1L_pxYZVwE "We have a lot of requests from Europe because the Emeralds from Afghanistan are the best in the world", Raphael says. He's a Frenchman who first came to Afghanistan to train Afghan security services before venturing into the emerald trade. He sees a huge chance here to exploit a market that could easily increase in value twenty or thirty-fold, but the obstacles are not inconsiderable. Just to get to the mines Raphael has to travel the 150 Kilometres from Kabul to Panjshir, right through Taliban kidnap country. When he gets there he finds an industry in the dark ages, where homemade pyrotechnics are exploded in poorly dug mineshafts, killing many miners and ruining the quality of up to 75% of the stones they dig. "If you see the damage being done to these stones... so much is lost", Yama Torabi from Integrity Watch Afghanistan tells us. The government here remains hopelessly out of touch with the industry that "still (uses) a mining law adopted 100 years ago". But as the country prepares for elections and Europeans like Raphael open up the gem trade here, could this be a beacon of hope for the future? For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=67019 Wild Angle Productions - Ref. 6082 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
Views: 2020999 Journeyman Pictures
British High Commissioner James Thornton Visits Kagem Mine
 
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The partnership between the Zambian government and British gemstone exploration, mining and marketing company Gemfields plc has been commended by British High Commissioner James Thornton. Video Credit: Langmead & Baker
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Gemfields PLC boss hopes to lift Kagem ouput to 40mln carats
 
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Gemfields PLC (LON:GEM) chief executive Ian Harebottle said he was "very pleased" at the firm's record operational year at its two mines - the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and Montepuez, its ruby mine in Mozambique. Revenues for the 12 months to June 30 rose 13% to US$193.1mln, while over the last five years, the group has generated a 380% increase in revenues. The company boss said he saw a lot of potential for growing supply, demand and pricing for the gem stone business. The focus on both mines will be now to increase proiduction while reducing costs. At Kagem, the firm aims to lift production over the next three to four years to possibly just over 40mln carats from the current 30mln. Montepuez, meanwhile, is very exciting and has the potential to supply 70% of the ruby market, he added.
Kagem miners protest over poor pay
 
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Kagem miners protest over poor pay. Subscribe: https://goo.gl/eeXniN Kagem miners protest over poor pay Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Kagem protests Unionised workers at Kagem Minerals on Tuesday held a peaceful protest to press government to increase their salaries. The workers who also staged a go-slow are demanding that management awards them a 50 percent pay hike. They are also demanding for a 35 percent increase in housing allowance and a 20 percent hardship allowance. And the Emerald and Semi-Precious Stones Mining Association of Zambia has co... Subscribe: https://goo.gl/eeXniN
Views: 33 Z News
Copper mines in Zambia - Straight through Africa
 
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Trade is better than aid for Africa. They say. In a journey through copper thieves and mine barons in the north of Zambia, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind that slogan. From a distance they look like ants, the hundreds of men digging holes in the rubble slopes of an old copper mine in Zambia. They are looking for copper ore in the walls of the enormous pit, without wearing helmets and without reinforcing the walls of their caves. Life-threatening, of course. But they find enough to live on. Is it legal, Bram asks. They laugh about it. No of course not. But the Chinese buyer does not really ask where they get their ore from. You just have to leave when the guards of the mine come. How different is it in a huge copper mine in full operation. Huge machines drive off and on. Sirens sound regularly, followed by explosions. Here, 300,000 tons of stone are moved every day, and the copper ore from it yields a profit of hundreds of millions of dollars a year. But it is a foreign company that raises that money. And if the productivity gets too low after about twenty years, the investors will move on. From the air it is easy to see how far-reaching it all is. The mine takes big chores out of the country and turns huge plains into a kind of lunar landscape. But other changes are also visible. Houses, schools, a golf course. Prosperity, therefore, emphasizes a mine boss. Seven years ago this was still a dull provincial town, and now look! A little further on the big changes are about to begin. There is a giant copper mine here, and for that an area of ​​no less than four hundred square kilometers is expropriated. The new owners promise economic prosperity. Did not a city like Johannesburg also start out as a simple mine? Naturally, people living in the area can not stay. They have worked the land for generations, but they can not show ownership documents. They have not been asked anything. They do get compensation for their houses, chickens and fruit trees, but not for the ground. "Everything under the ground is state property," says a representative of the mining company, "and that is what the state can rent out to us." Residents who do not want to leave are squatters who violate the law from that moment on. Even though they were born and lived there all their lives. Those former residents are moved to neat new houses outside the area. With toilet, and bigger than the previous house, but without land to grow food. Some of them seem satisfied with that. Most do not. 'In Africa, land has sentimental value. You are no one without land, 'says one of them. "So you're destroying these people. They will not pass on anything to the next generation. " Episode 6. Copper fever  For Africa, trade is better than aid, or so they say. On a journey to copper thieves and mine bosses, Bram Vermeulen investigates the truth behind the slogan. Director: Doke Romeijn and Stefanie de Brouwer © VPRO October 2014 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived abroad for years with an open mind and endless curiosity, allowing them to become one with their new country. Thanks to these qualities, they are the perfect guides to let you experience a place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters do best. So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you! more information at www.VPRObroadcast.com Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO Metropolis: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/VPROdocumentary VPRO World Stories: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A VPRO VG (world music): https://www.youtube.com/vrijegeluiden VPRO 3voor12 (alternative music): https://www.youtube.com/3voor12 VPRO 3voor12 extra (music stories): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtgVYRLGraeL9rGMiM3rBHA www.VPRObroadcast.com English, French and Spanish subtitles by Ericsson and co-funded by the European Union.
Views: 1097 vpro world stories
Why Mining Has Realised It Needs To Change Its Reputation
 
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22 August 2018 - New Century Resources (ASX:NCZ) Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility Shane Goodwin tells The Capital Network's Lelde Smits why mining companies have realised they need to change their reputations. Speaking at the Super Pit, amid the Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie Western Australia, Shane explains how the role of mining companies is changing to include corporate social responsibility. Shane explains why a social licence to operate is mandatory and details what investors should be looking at to determine potential community and social risks and the company's plan for addressing these risks.
Views: 141 The Capital Network
RAPAPORT, JANUARY 30, 2013: Miners & Damas Prepare Plans for Spring
 
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RAPAPORT... Gemfields completed its acquisition of Faberge this week. Emerald production from the mining company's Kagem mine reached 14.5 million carats in the six months that ended on December 31, up from 8.8 million carats one year earlier. The grade per tonne also improved in the fourth quarter to 288 carats, up from 222 carats per tonne on year ago. Unit production costs for fell to 66 cents from 87 cents in 2011. Gemfields ended the first half with $27.9 million in cash and outstanding debt of $7.9 million. Ian Harebottle, the CEO of Gemfields, said, ''Gemfields is very pleased to report another healthy quarter. Gemstone carats produced increased 69 percent compared to the same quarter last year and, for the half year, we are 65 percent ahead of where we were last year. When combined with the robust auction results in November, our emerald business remains a solid platform and continues to support our ongoing growth. Development of the significant Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique is progressing well, and we look forward to integrating Fabergé into the Gemfields family and we intend to update the market on the progress made as part of our interim results, which are expected in March 2013.'' In other news, Damas unveiled its new Spring Collection to capture the essence of the coming season with playful and colorful designs, crafted in 18-karat yellow gold, semi-precious stones and diamonds. The Spring Collection includes a selection of necklaces, bracelets, panjas and anklets that use round and pear shaped semi-precious stones in a rainbow of colors, including peridot, amethyst, blue topaz, tourmoline and citrine. All of the pieces are highlighted with round brilliant diamonds. ''Customers really connect with The Spring Collection, as it is designed as a tribute to the young and playful spirit of the contemporary woman, who can accomplish her dreams and yet remain young at heart. The new collection is for women who never stop dreaming; the colors and designs are a reflection of a carefree and joyful life experience. We are introducing beautiful new designs and new displays to celebrate this launch,'' said Anan Fakhreddin, the CEO of Damas.
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Gemfields reports near 100% increase in profit
 
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09/10/2012 Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO (LON:GEM), provides ProactiveInvestors with more detail about the strong revenue and profit growth on its full year figures. Ian also details how the company plans to use its cash pile and he shares his vision for the future of Gemfields.
Gemfields PLC Proposed Acquisition of Fabergé
 
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Gemfields, the leading gemstone mining and marketing company, announces its proposed acquisition (the "Proposed Acquisition") of a 100% interest in Fabergé Limited ("Fabergé") with a view to creating a globally recognised coloured gemstone champion. Fabergé will provide Gemfields with direct control over a high-end luxury goods platform and a global brand with an exceptional heritage.
Views: 128 www.pixellife.net
Specialists present CSR sector policies
 
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Stanislas Pottier, Head of Sustainable Development at Crédit Agricole S.A., Alexandra Boleslawski, Global Head of Power, Utilities and Mining at Crédit Agricole CIB, Eric Cochard, Head of Sustainable Banking at Crédit Agricole CIB and Renaud Garrigues, Head of Oil and Gas Coordination at Crédit Agricole CIB answer emploees' questions. http://www.ca-cib.com/
Social responsibility lessons from the mining sector - Alan Hibben
 
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Alan Hibben goes into detail around social responsibility lessons from the mining sector.
Views: 321 Deloitte Canada
Interview: Georgina Jamieson
 
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http://www.essec.edu | by Georgina Jamieson, Dunira Strategy, United Kingdom Download all the prooceedings via iTunes University : http://itunes.apple.com/fr/course/business-in-society-common/id514264868 After presenting her fields of expertise in business in society, Georgina Jamieson answers the following questions: How has Kagem Mining Ltd. contributed to the community? What is the role today of business in society? What is the purpose of business? How effective are business organizations in their pursuits and how can business education help in the process? These, and many other related questions have long been at the core of debate and controversy between the critics and advocates of capitalism and free enterprise. 51 international researchers and practitioners from various business schools and backgrounds explored these questions during the first international, interdisciplinary workshop organized on this topic. Discover their contributions through various formats (videos, articles, presentations) and form your own opinion... Critiques are grounded in the belief that free enterprise is by nature a selfish endeavour and is incompatible with the common good. While a minority of opponents still believes in the superiority of "collective ownership of the means of production", the majority of critics have realized that there may be no viable alternative to a market economy and call on governments to impose severe restraints and penalties on business to minimize the negative impacts of selfish pursuits for profit. On the other hand, unconditional advocates of free enterprise recognize that the purpose and sole social responsibility of business is to maximize profit and argue that it is precisely by doing so that business organizations create social value... More information: https://sites.google.com/a/essec.edu/business-in-society/
Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields (GEM)
 
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Gemfields (GEM) Gemfields is a world leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, specialising in rubies from Mozambique and emeralds and amethysts from Zambia. Gemfields' outright ownership of the Fabergé brand enables it to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the Group's 'mine and market' vision. Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality coloured gemstones to the global downstream markets. This is a key component of the Company's business model which has played an important role in the appropriate distribution and associated resurgence of the global coloured gemstone sector. http://www.sharesmagazine.co.uk/events
Views: 381 Shares Magazine
The corporate social responsibility of Canadian mining companies
 
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Mining and the behavior of certain Canadian companies threaten the food sovereignty of populations in the Global South. Development and Peace (www.devp.org) urges the Canadian government to introduce legal mechanisms to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for their actions overseas.
Views: 533 Webtélé ECDQ
Corporate Social Responsibility - Mining with Care
 
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Sebuah perusahaan yang beraktifitas di sebuah daerah, selayaknya ikut berperan mengembangkan potensi yang ada di daerah tersebut. Hal ini dilakukan melalui pengembangan SDM, infrastruktur dan layanan sosial yang meningkatkan taraf penghidupan masyarakat
Views: 95 Green Stone
How Does Mining Affect the Environment? You'll Be Shocked to Know
 
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Find more effects of mining right here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-does-mining-affect-the-environment.html Mining is the source of all the substances that cannot be obtained by industrial processes or through agriculture. Mining reaps huge profits for the companies that own them and provides employment to a large number of people. It is also a huge source of revenue for the government. Despite its economic importance, the effects of mining on the environment is a pressing issue. Mining activities require the clearing of large areas of land. The chemicals used in the mining process often escape into the environment causing pollution. Watch this video to know how mining affects the environment.
Views: 13896 Buzzle
Gemfields' results reflect “phenomenal year of growth”, says chief exec
 
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Ian Harebottle, chief executive of coloured gemstone specialist Gemfields (LON:GEM), says the company’s full-year results reflect what’s been a phenomenal year of growth for the business. The miner said it had either met or exceeded production guidance at its Kagem emerald and Montepuez ruby operations, with record prices achieved at the six auctions held during the period. Costs increased and pre-tax profits were lower, but speaking to Proactive, Harebottle puts this down to a “quadrupling of the size and growth of the company.”
Lumpsuckers Presentation
 
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Joanna Lynch, this summer's High School Hutton Intern, in partnership with the American Fisheries Society, presents on Lumpsuckers and the importance of Eel Grass Habitat.
Views: 142 Dave Glenn
Shares Spotlight - Gemfields
 
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Gemfields is the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones. They specialize in high-quality emeralds and amethysts from Zambia and more recently rubies from Mozambique.
Views: 867 Shares Magazine
'Our shareholders understand the incredible upside to the company' says Gemfield's Ian Harebottle
 
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Ian Harebottle, chief executive of Gemfields PLC (LON:GEM) spoke to Proactive following the release of the company's interim results. Revenue clocked in at $51mln - down from $94mln. Harebottle says the one-off Indian demonetisation programme had affected the company's auction schedule. However taking a longer term view the coloured gems miner has performed exceptionally.
Gemfields chief on second quarter progress
 
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Ian Harebottle, chief executive of coloured gemstone specialist Gemfields (LON:GEM), discusses the progress for the group in its second quarter and the outlook for the luxury goods market. Today, Gemfields reported encouraging figures on production and grades, with cost increases offset by the increased scale of exploration, processing and mining activities at both its Kagem and Montepuez mines. Gemfields, for whom Mila Kunis acts as brand ambassador, is one of the stand-out performers in the mining space on the London market. The firm owns luxury jewellery brand Faberge.
Gemfields scales up as others retrench
 
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Ian Harebottle, chief executive of Gemfields (LON:GEM), said the coloured gems specialist is one of the few mining companies that is set to grow and expand its operations. It’s quarterly update revealed a year-on-year 40% rise in production and although there was a slight decline in the grade, Harebottle explains that this dilution was because of bulk sampling at the new pits of Fibolele and Libwente.
Fabergé watch award to boost value and demand, says Gemfields chief
 
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Ian Harebottle, chief executive of Gemfields (LON:GEM), says both the value and demand for Fabergé watches will rise after the firm won a prestigious Swiss watchmakers industry prize. Gemfields, which owns the luxury jewellery business, told investors today that the Faberge 'Lady Compliquée Peacock' watch had picked up the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). The award is widely regarded as the 'Oscars' of the watch industry, and presents accolades in 12 categories to the finest creations and the watch-making houses behind them.
Gemfields PLC set for a boost as 'demand for rubies has been underplayed' says analyst
 
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Panmure Gordon's commodities and mining analyst Keiron Hodgson tells Proactive: '' Gemfields is driving demand for precious stones in an industry that continues to develop and if you consider that the coloured stone market is arguably some way behind that of diamond market but is catching up very very quickly''. ''I think the ruby industry could surprise to the upside - the demand for rubies has probably been underplayed for some time, but you obviously need to be mindful of new supply sources, you've got Myanmar and other regions looking to come into the supply chain.'' On the outlook for diamonds Hodgson said: ''From now, Diwali in India, through until the Chinese New Year and everything in between is arguably the most important period for diamond retail which then in turn drives demand throughout the value chain down to the mining companies at least through to the end of the first quarter of 2017.
IG Interview: Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields
 
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Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields, discusses the coloured gemstone mining company’s impressive interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2014.
Views: 606 Gemfields
Stu Roche Intern Discussion Topic Presentation
 
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Winter 2015 "Monitoring and Reporting Recovery"
Views: 145 Ron McKeefery
Gemfields doing 'De Beers-equivalent' in emeralds -- Pallinghurst
 
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JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) -- London-listed coloured-gemstones mining and marketing company Gemfields, which Pallinghurst chairperson Brian Gilbertson says is doing for emeralds what De Beers did for diamonds, is now aspiring to repeat the performance for rubies. Gemfields, in which the resources fund of the JSE-listed diversified mining company Pallinghurst has a 38% holding, is rolling out 'the art of colour' strategy through Fabergé, which has become its principle outlet for colour-based jewellery.
Views: 275 MiningWeekly
Gemfields Interim Results for 6 months ended December 2016
 
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Gemfields Interim Results for 6 months ended December 2016
Views: 179 Gemfields
CSR AnyWay Solutions for Indaba Mining
 
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Views: 488 Koomkoom Multimedia
Gemfields CEO: matching rubies priceless in hands of right jeweller
 
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The chief executive of Gemfields (LON:GEM), Ian Harebottle, says the pair of matching rubies found at the firm’s Montepuez deposit in Mozambique are “potentially priceless” in the hands of the right jeweller or collector. The rubies have a combined weight of 45 carats, and they will be a highlight at Gemfields’ ruby auction next week in Singapore. "It is extremely rare to find two matching rubies of this size, colour and quality,” said the CEO. "Their discovery underscores the importance of the Montepuez deposit as a source of some of the highest quality rubies the world has seen in generations.”
Gemfields builds on solid demand for emeralds and rubies
 
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7 October 2015: Gemfields CEO Ian Harebottle explains the reasons behind the increase in costs and the drop in ruby quality. He highlights the expected increase in production and says the company is on target.
Views: 80 IG UK
Bob Rae on Corporate Social Responsibility - Leaders In Mining Speakers Series
 
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Corporate Social Responsibility & The Ring of Fire January 28, 2016 Speaker: Bob Rae, Senior Partner, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP Moderator: Kyle Stanfield, Director, Environment & Sustainability, New Gold Inc. Launched in November 2015, the Leaders in Mining Speakers Series presents a dynamic roster of speakers who make a difference in the mining industry globally. Our aim for the series is to present topical issues reflective of industry today. For for information or to learn more please visit: http://lassondeinstitute.utoronto.ca/leaders-in-mining-speakers-series/ To learn more about the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto visit: http://lassondeinstitute.utoronto.ca/
Gemfields' CEO Ian Harebottle on Montepuez
 
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Gemfields' CEO Ian Harebottle discussing the Montepuez ruby deposit in Africa a few years back
Views: 246 T.K. Browne
2011: Corporate social responsibility and community commitment to mining in BC
 
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The commitment of BC's Mining industry to corporate social responsibility and community initiatives in 2011
Views: 678 PwCCanada
Expectations rise over Kalumbila MFEZ
 
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Talks between First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and government have reached an advanced stage on the opening of the US$350 million Kalumbila Multi-Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) in North-Western Province. The promise of the new multi-million dollar economic zone is set to boost trade and jobs in North-Western Province as part of FQM’s efforts to help Zambia attract further foreign direct investment.
Gemfields rakes in $43m from Southern African rubies
 
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Creamer Media's Natalie Greve speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about gemstone company Gemfields' record revenues at a five-day ruby auction in Singapore.
Views: 221 MiningWeekly
AIM GLOBAL NIGERIA Pastor Success Story
 
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Views: 89 Josephine Felipe
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Corporate Video
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Gemfields Global Launch with Mila Kunis, London
 
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Gemfields and Mila Kunis Celebrate 2013 Global Launch and Exclusive Collaborations with International Jewellery Designers London, 14 March 2013 Gemfields, the world's leading coloured gemstone producer, was thrilled to unveil a truly one-of-a-kind set of fine jewellery collaborations with 36 leading international designers. This spectacular set of designer collaborations underscores not only the beauty of the gemstones, but the range of shades, shapes and sizes that make up Gemfields' portfolio. From precision cuts, cabochons that look like candy to slices that are ruggedly organic, each Gemfields Zambian emerald, Mozambican ruby and Zambian amethyst was the starting point for a bespoke creation. "Although Gemfields doesn't make jewellery, they work with a wide range of international designers to create one-of-a-kind pieces from their ethically-soured emeralds and rubies," says Mila Kunis. "I've loved wearing these pieces on the red carpet because they are all so unique and they stand for Gemfields' mission of responsible sourcing." "We are honoured to work with such a broad range of extraordinary talent from around the world," says Ian Harebottle, Gemfields CEO. "While we normally focus on the gemstones, and not the finished jewellery, it's hugely gratifying to see our ethically-sourced rare coloured gems come to life through the unique visions of our partner jewellers." The collection was revealed in London at Phillips Auction House, travelling next through India and finally to Las Vegas, where it will be displayed at the Couture show in May. The pieces, ranging in retail price from US$1,130 to US$750,000, reflect the bold aesthetic of each designer in the form of fine jewellery. To coincide with the launch of this project, Gemfields is unveiled a new global advertising campaign featuring brand ambassador Mila Kunis wearing ethically-sourced Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies shot by Mario Sorrenti in Los Angeles. As well as developing proprietary product and practices, Gemfields is committed to bolstering the coloured gemstone sector, especially emphasising the rare, unique qualities of coloured gems. Emeralds, for example, are more than 20 times scarcer than diamonds, although arguably infinitely more exciting, made up of countless microscopic fissures within in each stone. No two emeralds are the same. PARTNER JEWELLERS Alexandra Mor, Amrapali, Anndra Neen, Bina Goenka, Coomi, Dickson Yewn, Dominic Jones, Duffy, Fabergé, Farah Khan, Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Hoorsenbuhs, Jasmine Alexander, Jayce Wong, Jordan Askill, Kara Ross, Kimberly McDonald, Mappin & Webb, Monica Vinader, Nam Cho, Natasha Collis, Octium, Parulina, Penny Winter, Robinson Pelham, Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge, Stephen Webster, Sutra, Svetla, The Gem Palace, Theo Fennell, Wendy Yue, Wright &Teague, Zaiken. GUESTS AT THE LAUNCH Guests at last night's launch included Mila Kunis, Jacquetta Wheeler, Amber Nuttall, Kristina Blahnik, Florence Brudenell-Bruce, Kamika Kapoor, Nina Naustdal and leading jewellery designers from around the world including: Theo Fennell, Stephen Webster, Shaun Leane, Dickson Yewn, Alexandra Mor, Hannah Martin, Duffy, Dominic Jones, Farah Khan, Bina Goenka and Monica Vinader.
Views: 1520 Gemfields
Gemfields CEO Harebottle eyeing Colombian project
 
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Ian Harebottle, the chief executive of Gemfields (LON:GEM), says he would be “very disappointed” if the company does not add a Colombian emerald asset to its growing portfolio. The group saw revenues more than treble last year to US$160mln, while it registered a pre-tax profit of US$37mln compared with a loss of US$20mln the year before. Harebottle talks about the value that Fabergé brings to the group, the move into sapphires, and says the company’s cash and current value of its stockpiles is almost equal to its market capitalisation.
Portuguese Gold & Emerald Cross Pendant
 
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Views: 49 Michael Backman
Gemfields CEO encouraged by demand for lower quality rubies
 
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Ian Harebottle, the chief executive of Gemfields (LON:GEM), says he is encouraged by the demand, adding that retail giants such as Walmart are interested in the lower quality gemstones. Virtually all of the rubies on offer at the latest auction in Jaipur were snapped up, generating US$16.1mln in revenue. The third auction of rubies from Gemfields’ 75%-owned asset at Montepuez in Mozambique was predominantly of lower quality material. The company said that 3.99mln of the 4.03mln of carats on offer were bought at an average value of US$4.03 a carat.

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