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DTZ-OZGEO producing 1,000 ct per month at Zim concession - report

02 october 2012

DTZ-OZGEO, a joint venture between the Development Trust of Zimbabwe and a Russian company OZGEO, is currently producing 1,000 carats per month at its diamond concession in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, which is currently under exploration.
Company director Ismail Shillaev was quoted by The Standard newspaper as saying that the monthly output reached the current levels last June from an average output of 250 carats per month.
“The highest price achieved on the market for our diamonds has been $120 per carat,” he said.
The preliminary results of the company’s first exploration phase had shown deposits of about 80,000 carats at the concession.
Shillaev said diamonds at their concession were of better quality when compared to those from Marange.
He, however, said that they were small in size and of low concentration.
“We have a different geological structure and different mineral age as compared to the [Marange] area,” he said.
“Our geological structure is of the upper layers of the Umkondo stratigraphy, unlike the [Marange] that lie above a granite.”
Shillaev said DTZ-OZGEO had obtained a Kimberley Process Certification (KPC) and would not like to lose it by engaging in illegal exports of diamonds.
“In short, we have put all security systems in place to make sure there are no leakages within the system and we work on a day-to-day basis with the [Zimbabwe Republic Police] Minerals Unit whose interest is to ensure there are no leakages of the precious stones,” he said.

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