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Botswana Diamonds, Alrosa to start “intensive” exploration programme in Gope, Orapa

12 september 2016
Botswana Diamonds and its joint venture partner Alrosa will start an “intensive” 12-week exploration programme end of September in the Orapa and Gope areas of Botswana.
Core holes would be drilled on three licences, two on the known kimberlite AK22 in Orapa, two on licence PL 085 also in Orapa and four on licence PL 135 in Gope, said Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
“Earlier work has pinpointed sites we believe may contain new diamondiferous kimberlites,” he said.
“We are drilling two holes on AK 22, a known kimberlite containing diamonds. We had expected to have the results from a bulk sample of 80 tons of materials on an adjacent pipe AK 21 but lack of processing capacity in Botswana and issues with a facility in South Africa have to date produced inconclusive results.”
Teeling said they would re-examine the concentrate as well as analyse fresh core from earlier drillings as well as run electromagnetic and transient electro-magnetic studies and soil sampling programmes across six licences.
“Initial results are expected by year end,” he said.
“We are funded for this phase of exploration.”

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