All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘conflict diamonds’

Sierra Leone Diamond: Gem Valued At $6 Million Unearthed In Kono

One of the poorest countries in the world has discovered one of the most valuable gems in history. A premium diamond estimated to be worth $6.2 million was unearthed in Kono, Sierra Leone last week. Measuring 153.44 carats, it trumps the one found last year, which measured at 125 carats. According to Sierra Leone’s National Minerals Agency, the diamond is …

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Slate: Your Smartphone is Built with Blood

Slate published a story this week that may turn a few heads with the release of the new iPhone iterations: the biggest manufacturing trade group in the United States is in the midst of a court battle with the Securities & Exchange Commission over whether or not consumers should be made aware of the primary sources of the minerals used …

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