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Pangolin starts drill programme at Botswana’s Motloutse diamond project

29 july 2016

Pangolin Diamonds has commenced a percussion drill programme at its wholly-owned Motloutse Diamond Project in Botswana.
It said in a statement that the programme was expected to be completed within the next two weeks.
The kimberlite targets are inclusive of AGA-01, an aeromagnetic and gravity anomaly associated with positive sub-angular kimberlite indicator minerals recovered at surface and MG-08 with an anomalous concentration of positive kimberlite indicator minerals recovered at surface, it said.
The Motloutse Diamond Project covers the area where the first diamonds in Botswana were recovered in 1959 and it also includes the location where De Beers discovered its first diamonds in Botswana in 1962.
Meanwhile, Pangolin said that its wholly-owned Malatswae diamond project, also in Botswana, where 13 diamonds were recovered at surface, was scheduled to be drilled in the second half of 2016.
“The company's treasury is fully funded and in the budget to complete this drill programme,” it said.

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