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Lucara sees an opportunity for an underground operation at Karowe beyond 2026

24 june 2014

Lucara Diamond said the enhanced contained value per tonne at its wholly-owned Karowe mine in Botswana provides an opportunity for an underground operation at the mine beyond 2026.
Currently, Karowe runs through to 2026.
Lucara chief operating officer Paul Day told Rough & Polished in an interview (full text to be published soon) on the sidelines of the Botswana Resource Sector Conference that the company had surpassed the ore-body prediction.
“I think if one was to take the balance of production, year to date, one would come up with a contained value according to the resource model of between $380 and $400 per carat, in fact we have achieved well over $600 per carat,” he said.
“Initially we were planning to undertake such a study in 2017 and 2018, but in fact we are looking at doing a conceptual study for underground development in the very near future.
“We are hoping that will come to fruition and if does indicate that then we will study further and inevitably that success will take the life of the mine well beyond 2026.”
Meanwhile, Day said Lucara would from next year start selling their diamonds in Botswana.
Lucara’s stones were currently being sold in Antwerp.
“We will be transforming over to 100 percent Botswana viewings and sales in 2015,” he said.
“So our first initial step in terms of just beneficiation to the overall industry outside of mining is we have established a de-boiling facility, so we no longer have to send stones out of the country to de-boil them. So that’s our current first step.”

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