‘Good progress’ in diamond hunt
been found in visual observation of kimberlite core from the AK 22 drilling on PL 260. Two samples of 200kg each have been sent for sampling in an independent processing facility in South Africa,” the company said.
The results of the microdiamond analysis process would be released after three months.
Botswana Diamonds chairman John Teeling described the discovery of a diamond in “visual observation” from the AK22 kimberlite pipe ore as rare and proof that the partnership was making good progress.
“This is rare. The core is now in South Africa undergoing detailed micro-diamond analysis. As previously reported, we are re-working the concentrate (ore) from drilling on AK-21 (kimberlite pipe) and have discovered a second diamond,” he said.
“The question now is to estimate whether the grade is good enough to continue exploration.”
Ongoing exploratory drilling on two other prospecting areas has not yet turned up any evidence of kimberlite mineralisation. – African News Agency