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Paragon Diamonds gets $10m financing, see first production at Motete Dyke in 2013

30 august 2012

Paragon Diamonds has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the financing of its Motete Dyke, in Lesotho, a move that will bring the project into full production.
The MOU was signed with Lesotho partner Matekane Group of Companies (MGC), which would provide up to $10 million of project financing.
“I am delighted that we have secured project finance to bring the Motete Dyke in production,” said Paragon chairman Francesco Scolaro in a statement emailed to Rough&Polished.
“This is a significant milestone for the company especially considering we only started exploring at Motete in December 2011 and now expect to be in production in 2013.”
Once production at the Motete Dyke project had commenced, 75 percent of all free cash flow would be initially used to repay the investment that the shareholders had made to date (about $750,000 in total).
Motete was known to be diamondiferous and currently undergoing initial exploration.
Initial micro diamond analysis results in 2012 indicated that an in-situ grade of up to 1 carat per tonne is likely.

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