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Pangolin discovers micro-diamond at Botswana’s Mmadinare project

15 april 2014

Pangolin Diamonds said it discovered micro-diamonds from soil samples extracted from its wholly-owned Mmadinare diamond project in Botswana.
It said in a statement that soil samples taken from “Block 1” of the project area returned one micro-diamond and 44 ilmenite grains.
Pangolin said the distribution of ilmenites showed the need for additional sampling to “close off” the anomalous area. 
“This work will begin in several weeks, following completion of the ground surveys currently underway at the Tsabong North and Jwaneng South projects,’’ it said.
Pangolin said 137 samples collected by its field teams follow earlier sampling within the project area.
Samples, it said, were processed though its dense media separation plant, and the diamond concentrates were then observed by an independent diamond and indicator mineral specialist.
Pangolin had previously reported the discovery of five manganese-rich ilmenites within a volcanic intrusion.
These structures are known to be associated with diamondiferous kimberlites and diamonds.

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