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De Beers still in talks with Angola over new exploration licenses

19 august 2014

Global diamond giant, De Beers said talks with the Angolan government over new exploration licenses in the southern African country are still ongoing.
Group head of media relations Lynette Gould told Rough&Polished that the recent media reports that cited the country’s geology and mines minister Francisco Queiroz as saying that Luanda would approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds were encouraging.
“Negotiations are progressing with ENDIAMA in Angola for the finalisation of the Mineral Investment Contract and positive comments made by the Angolan Minister of Mines concerning our application are very encouraging,” she said.
De Beers had completed an extensive exploration programme on its Lunda NE concession fr om 2005 to 2012, wh ere 118 kimberlite pipes were discovered.
Of these, 75 were tested for diamond grade, leading to the resource evaluation and conceptual study of the Mulepe-1 deposit, which concluded that a stand-alone deposit was not economic under current assumptions.
De Beers chief executive Philippe Mellier said last March that the group was expecting to have news about exploration licenses before the end of this year.
“We are in contact with the Angolan government to discuss that. We hope that it's going to be successful,” he said at the time.
De Beers’ main competitor, ALROSA of Russia already operates the Catoca mine in a joint venture with Angola’s state-owned Endiama.
Endiama and ALROSA also announced last February plans to explore diamonds in eastern Angola.

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