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Kimberley allays Botswana diamond mine sale rumours

30 september 2014
Kimberley Diamonds (KDL) has dismissed rumours that it is planning to dispose of its Lerala diamond mine, in Botswana. It said in a statement that Lerala was its flagship project and it was rather working towards reopening the mine next year.
"It has come to the board’s attention that there have been rumours in the market that KDL is attempting or intending to sell Lerala. Such rumours are not true," it said. "KDL has no intention of selling Lerala."
 Kimberley appointed Consulmet in early September to undertake the detailing and design work required for the modifications of the plant at the Lerala. It said at the time that the engagement of Consulmet was the first step in recommissioning the plant and re-commencing mining at Lerala.
Kimberley was looking to modify the Lerala plant to enable it to reliably treat some 200 t/y of ore, and has engaged Consulmet to undertake the detailing and design work for this modification. The diamond company was targeting re-commencement of mining at Lerala in the fourth quarter of 2015 following the approval of the environmental impact assessment and the completion of re-commissioning work at the plant.
Once on production, Lerala would produce 1.4 million tonnes of ore a year, producing an average of 375 000 carats a year, over a seven-year mine-life.

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