Fox News – 50-million-year-old redwood chunk found in diamond mine – Fox News

Location of the Ekati diamond mine. A search for diamonds in Canada's far north turned up a rare fossil — a chunk of a redwood sealed in volcanic rock more than 50 million years ago.

BBC News – Central African Republic rebels take diamond-mine town

Central African Republic rebels take diamond-mine town. Rebel forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) have captured Bria, a key mining hub in a diamond-rich region. It is believed to be in control of the towns of Bria, Ouadda, Sam Ouandja and Ndele, a major route linking the CAR to Sudan, Cameroon and Chad.

Sudan, Saudi target 2014 start to Red Sea mining

Sudan and Saudi Arabia are targeting a 2014 start for deep-water mining of a Red Sea basin believed rich in gold and copper, Sudan's mines minister said yesterday as Khartoum seeks to replace lost oil revenues.

Barclays banker Bob Diamond in the rough, resigns – 3 News – Story – World

Diamond's resignation comes just a day after Barclays chairman Marcus Agius announced his intention to resign Monday. The Australian Reserve Bank says one in every two new jobs could soon be mining. A South Sudanese musician performs during the one year anniversary of South Sudan independence, in Juba (AAP).

Peter Diamond – IMDb

1985 King Solomon's Mines (stunt coordinator). 1964 East of Sudan (stunts – uncredited). 1985 A View to a Kill (stunts – uncredited). 1985 Lytton's Diary (TV series fight arranger – 1 episode). 1985 Space (TV mini-series stunt coordinator: UK Unit).

Sudan and Saudi Arabia to mine the Red Sea by 2014 – MINING.com

On Tuesday the Arab states of Sudan and Saudi Arabia unveiled plans to start mining for gold, copper, silver and other riches along the Red Sea basin between the two countries as early as 2014, reports NOWLebanon.com.

Where is Zimbabwe's Diamond Revenue – IndepthAfrica

The opposition MDC is calling for the nationalization of the diamond mines, with joint supervision by the mining and finance ministries.

Of Mines and Men by Scott Johnson – A Magazine of Art & Politics – Guernica

The diamond men are coming, Jim says. Those diamond and arms men are always skulking around up there. You can tell the diamond men, he says, they always seem to be the ones wearing glasses.

Terra Daily – Sudan stages new Darfur air strikes – UN

Marine diamond mining was pioneered in Namibia, and the country has the richest known marine diamond deposits in the world, estimated at over 80 million carats according to De Beers.

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