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Preliminary kimberlite assessment completed on Thorny River

"The 2 Mt is almost twice the size of the nearby Marsfontein deposit. We have identified other small potential blows as well."

New MD appointed for De Beers Group Managed Operations

De Beers Group has announced the appointment of a Managing Director of its Managed Operations, effective from 1 January 2022.

Natural process used for sewage treatment at diamond mine

In a region where temperatures average 35°C and water is scarce; the Government has legislated mandatory water saving requirements.

Lucara’s Karowe – Diamond darling keeps delivering

“This is an exciting time for us as we are finally in a position to move forward with underground expansion at Karowe."

Botswana’s Khoemacau – a mining ‘hall of fame’ contender

The mine comprises of the high grade Zone 5 underground mine and associated surface infrastructure as well as the Boseto processing facility.

Diamond prices: Charging towards an all-time high

Due to a lack of new projects and a continued depletion of legacy mines production dropped to a low of under 120 million carats in 2020.

De Beers helps build stronger communities

De Beers is engaged in enterprise development in the Venetia area, with one of its programmes being AWOME (Accelerating Women-Owned Micro-Enterprises).

Lucara’s Q3,2021 revenue reaches $72.7 million

“The underground expansion project which supports operations at Karowe at current production rates until at least 2040."

De Beers Group announces 2020/2021 Shining Light Awards winners

Each entries included designs for a full jewellery collection, including a ring, necklace, earrings, as well as bangles and bracelets.


It is the Lerala diamond mine, situated in eastern Botswana some 80 km south of Selebi Phikwe, and developed by Brisbane-based specialist diamond explorer DiamonEx Limited, which is listed on both the Australian and Botswana stock exchanges.

“After completing our feasibility study and applying for and obtaining our mining lease, we started construction less than a year ago, and our first production will be happening in the new year,” says managing director Dan O’Neill. ‘‘We will ramp up to full production by the end of Q1 in 2008,” he adds.