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Lulo partners find kimberlite targets in river tributaries feeding into Mining Block 8

02 november 2017
Lucapa Diamond and its partners – Endiama and Rosas & Petalas – are advancing a systematic drilling programme to test priority kimberlite targets identified near the high-value Lulo alluvial diamond mining operations, in Angola.
The partners, said Lucapa, were now focusing drilling on the cluster of kimberlite targets located along tributaries draining from the south west into and around the prolific Mining Block 8 area, from where they had recovered and sold alluvial diamonds worth $61 million to date and continue to regularly recover large and premium value diamonds.
“Kimberlite exploration is a systematic process and our drilling teams continue to logically work through the priority kimberlite targets identified at Lulo with the aim of extracting kimberlite drill core for mineral chemistry analysis,” Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
“It is very encouraging that we are discovering new kimberlite pipes in river tributaries feeding into our Mining Block 8 alluvial area...”
He said they would continue to assess options to expand the scope and scale of their kimberlite exploration programme and to reduce the turnaround times on mineral chemistry analysis of the core.

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