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African Diamonds wins two renewals and new license in Botswana

06 august 2009

African Diamonds PLC announced on Wednesday that two prospecting licenses, one of which is for an area near two Debswana mines in Botswana, have been renewed for two years, and a new license issued, Antwerpfacetsonline reported.
The licenses belong to Atlas, a fully owned unit of African Diamonds, which is traded on exchanges in Botswana and London.
One prospecting license covers 1,112 hectares over AK8, AK9 and BK5 kimberlite pipes, near Debswana's Orapa and Damtshaa mines.
Meanwhile, the other prospecting licence stretches over 3,144 hectares in an area also regarded as highly prospective for new kimberlite discoveries.
Although African Diamonds is concentrating on developing the AK6 diamond discovery in Orapa, it is also carrying out exploration in other areas of the country.
The new prospecting license covers 159 hectares near the Damtshaa diamond mine, also considered to have large potential for new kimberlite discoveries.
African Diamonds said the renewals of licenses and granting of a new one would give the firm the time and opportunity to assess the economic viability of the kimberlite pipes and new targets in the license areas.
John Teeling, chairman of African Diamonds plc, said: “This is a very welcome development. Despite the current economic turmoil and the depressed market, the future of diamonds is bright. Supplies are scarce. Botswana is the pre-eminent source of gem quality diamonds.
"African Diamonds has been exploring kimberlites in the Orapa area with discoveries at AK8 and AK9, and positive indicators in other areas. The renewal of the licences gives us time to evaluate the technical and economic potential of our discoveries.”