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Stellar recovers 55 ct diamond from Guinea’s Baoulé kimberlite

27 january 2016
Stellar Diamonds said it recovered a 55 carat diamond from its 75 percent owned, five hectare Baoulé kimberlite pipe in Guinea.
It said in a statement emailed to Rough & Polished that the recovery confirmed the presence of large stones in the pipe.
“We are extremely encouraged to have recovered this 55 carat stone as it confirms that the Baoulé pipe is a possible source of the large diamonds which have been mined in alluvial deposits downstream of the Baoulé pipe for many years, several of which have been +100 carats in size,” said Stellar chief executive Karl Smithson.
“We will carefully examine the stone which appears to have a ‘boart’ exterior and a potentially better quality diamond on the interior. Gem quality diamonds continue to be recovered from the Baoulé kimberlite up to 12 carats in size.”
He said with about 63 percent of trial mining and processing at Baoulé now complete, the company was now on track to finalise the trial mining and processing of 100,000 tonnes in the third quarter.
However, this was subject to Stellar having sufficient working capital.
The company’s trial mining had yielded 8,043 carats to date at an average grade of 12.7 cpht
Revenue from Baoulé diamond sales to date was $700,644 from 5,173 carats, Stellar said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished