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Diamcor optimistic about SA diamond project

10 september 2012

Diamcor has recovered several thousand individual diamonds at its Venetia project in South Africa with a total combined weight, before acidizing, of approximately 1,214.86 carats from testing and commissioning exercises currently underway.
It said in a statement that 85 individual rough diamonds with a combined weight of 154.30 carats were recorded at 1.0 carat in size or larger.
“The company is very encouraged by the quantities, size frequency distribution and initial quality assessment of the rough diamonds recovered during the commissioning phase to date given that the vast majority of the new material processed has been from the lower-grade upper areas of the project which are being targeted for future mining,” it said.
“While these initial results are currently meeting or exceeding company expectations, it should be noted that these testing recoveries do not form part of the initial NI43-101 Technical report filed by the company on July 30, 2009, and no grade or quality determination is intended by the company due to the nature and purpose of the processing of this material.”

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