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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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Botswana Diamonds, ALROSA complete initial fieldwork in Orapa

27 march 2014

Botswana Diamonds and its joint venture (JV) partner, ALROSA, have completed on schedule and on budget the initial planned fieldworks at prospecting licence, PL 117/2011, in the Orapa region of Botswana.
A combined team of senior geologists and geophysicists from both companies recently embarked upon a “rapid and intensive” work programme designed to identify drill targets on the licence.
Work carried out on the ground included magnetic, electromagnetic and geochemical surveys. Botswana Diamonds said in a statement that the geochemical samples were being shipped to the ALROSA laboratory in St Petersburg, Russia, for mineralogical analysis.
The interpretation and modelling of the geophysical fieldwork was ongoing, it said.
"I am delighted with this first collaboration on the ground with our JV partner; the two teams worked successfully together. The combination of their technological skills and our local diamond knowledge is a big asset to both parties, and I look forward to announcing soon that we are preparing to drill on PL117,” said Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
"Additionally we await the formal awarding of the new prospective licences, which we remain confident will be successfully applied for with the Department of Mines in Botswana.”
He said the areas, which had been identified as top-priority targets by the joint venture, would also be worked under a continued, joint work programme.

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