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Lucapa seeks alluvial diamond mining lease in Angola

12 march 2014

Lucapa Diamond Company has received support from its Joint Venture partners to apply for an alluvial diamond Mining Lease over part of the Lulo diamond concession in Angola.
It said in a statement that the decision to apply for an alluvial mining lease was a result of the high grades and diamond values being achieved from its diamond exploration programs within the 3,000 km2 Lulo concession.
The mining lease application would cover an area of about 218km2 and this included the recent alluvial and terrace deposits associated with Cacuilo River.
Lucapa said it believes the mining lease application could host economic alluvial diamond deposits containing at least half a million carats of diamonds with a value of $500/carat.
“The Company considers this a viable exploration target and has commenced the economic viability technical study and environmental management plan required under Angolan regulations,” it said.
Lucapa said the timing of the granting of any mining lease application was uncertain.

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