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Work has now begun to create a model of the combined blows to estimate the potential resource with plans for a possible open cast mining.
It is unusual to recover stones from a small sample of narrow reverse circulation drill holes so it bodes well for the future of the project.
The company’s expectation based on the historical grade of Thorny River / Marsfontain dykes is 60 carats per hundred tonnes.
“The recovery of so many kimberlitic indicators is highly encouraging and bodes well for the potential commerciality.”
AIM and BSE listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds has commenced drilling on its Thorny River and Marsfontein project areas in South Africa.
Botswana Diamonds has announced that all the Conditions Precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied.
“KX36 is the most significant diamond discovery in Botswana since Orapa and Jwaneng," says James Campbell, Managing Director of botswana Diamonds.
Botswana Diamonds has concluded the processing of two bulk samples taken from the Marsfontein diamond development project in South Africa.