Work hard and you will find success

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Stellar Diamonds raises £1.85m

13 may 2014

Stellar Diamonds says it conditionally raised about £1.85 million ($3.14 million) before expenses through the issue of more than 140 million new ordinary shares at 1.25p each to new and existing private and institutional investors.
It said in a statement that proceeds of the fundraising would be used primarily on advancing the company’s Baoulé kimberlite project in Guinea towards trial mining, as well as continuation of the bulk sampling at Tongo Dyke-1 in Sierra Leone, settlement of outstanding fees and for general working capital.
Stellar’s rights to earn into the Baoulé project at the diamondiferous kimberlite pipe were granted under a joint venture agreement in December 2013, it said.
“Using an extensive historical database as reference, Stellar has modelled a target resource of over 22 million tonnes to a depth of 300m. Bulk sampling by previous owners has yielded diamond grades of between 13 and 40 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht),” said the company.
“Taking the lower grade of 13cpht, Stellar is targeting a diamond resource of 3 million carats. In 2000, a 500 carat parcel sold for $157 per carat which the Company estimates would yield over $200 per carat in the current diamond market.”
Meanwhile, Stellar said on-going bulk sampling of the 1.1 million carat Dyke-1 resource at the Tongo project in Sierra Leone continues to yield very high diamond grades with exceptional quality diamonds.
It recently reported recovery of 551 carats at an average bulk sample grade of 126cpht which is in excess of the modelled resource grade of 120cpht.
Stellar would continue with the bulk sampling programme into July 2014, in order to achieve at least a 1,000 carat diamond parcel for the valuation and diamond value modelling that is required for the definitive feasibility study.

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