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Botswana Diamonds inches closer to acquiring Marsfontein mining permit

12 september 2019

botswana_diamonds_logo.pngBotswana Diamonds said its 40%-owned Vutomi has been granted an environmental authorisation over a substantial portion of the residual diamond-bearing gravels produced from the Marsfontein mine, in South Africa.
The mine is contiguous to the Thorny River operation, a joint venture between SouthernEra, Palaeo and Vutomi.
It said the authorisation is a “critical step” towards obtaining a mining permit.
“We believe that the mine gravels and unprocessed stockpiles around the Marsfontein mine contain commercial grades of diamonds,” said company chairperson John Teeling.
“To secure the mining permit we need certain approvals. Granting of the environmental authorisation is a critical step.  
“This facilitates the issuing of the mining permit necessary for Botswana Diamonds to recover and sell the diamonds.”
He said they are planning to commence royalty mining operations at no cost to the company.
The high grade of the Marsfontein mine distracted the initial miners from the gravels – though these were confirmed to be diamond-bearing through subsequent sampling.
Botswana Diamonds said it has identified potential partners to process the gravels and stockpiles.

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