Artisanal mining employs more than 1.5m people in developing countries ©123RF
Artisanal mining employs more than 1.5m people in developing countries ©123RF

De Beers trials app to verify artisanal diamonds

19 April 2018

Mining giant De Beers is testing the use of an app to verify diamonds from Sierra Leone.

In a pilot programme, called GemFair, the mining company is providing tablets to artisanal and small scale mines (ASMs) which they can use to record the diamonds before they are shipped.

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