Podcast Episode: Dr. John Bristow

Well respected South African geologist and geochemist, Dr. John Bristow, joins the show from his home in Hermanus. The conversation begins with Paul and John reviewing the trend of declining global natural diamond supply and discussing what will keep natural diamonds relevant going into the future. The two then have a discussion on each of the primary diamond producing nations in southern Africa including: Angola, Botswana, the DRC and Namibia. Next, John gives his general view on the current state of South Africa as a mining jurisdiction. The conversation then transitions to Paul and John talking about Anglo American, the large diversified South African miner, and whether or not diamonds (via De Beers) will continue to play a core role for the company in the future. Finally, the episode concludes with Paul and John discussing opportunities for the next generation of diamond geologists.
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Hosted by: Paul ZimniskyGuest: Dr. John BristowGuest plug: John's LinkedIn pageDate recorded: December 23, 2022Date published: January 1, 2023Length: 55:41
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