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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Stellar starts resource expansion drilling at Sierra Leone diamond project

06 july 2012

Stellar Diamonds has commenced the second phase resource expansion drilling of the 660,000 carat Dyke 1 kimberlite at its Tongo diamond project in eastern Sierra Leone.
It said in a statement emailed to Rough & Polished that the drill programme seeks to double resources at the project.
Stellar said results were expected towards the end of this year.
"We are firmly focused on significantly expanding the resource at Tongo, which has shown exciting potential to date. This drilling and evaluation programme is designed to double Tongo's existing inferred diamond resource to over 1.2 million carats,” said chief executive Karl Smithson.
“The previously announced resource has a grade of 120 cpht and a modelled diamond value of between $225 and $270 per carat, demonstrating the strength on Tongo within the Stellar portfolio."
He said at current grades and diamond values, the in-situ value of the Dyke 1 kimberlite was estimated by the company to be almost $300 per tonne, making it potentially one of the highest known value per tonne kimberlites globally.

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