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Botswana Diamonds Recovers First Diamond in Cameroon

Jul 25, 2012 3:40 AM   By Dilipp S Nag
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RAPAPORT... Botswana Diamonds recovered a 2-carat, low-value, near-gem-quality diamond from its  sampling program at the Libongo project in Cameroon.

“Our exploration in Cameroon is justified. We found a diamond in the palaeoplacer conglomerate,” said John Teeling, the chairman of Botswana Diamonds. “The stone is of industrial quality but proves the concept. We will complete the processing of the 300 tonne bulk sample and prepare for the next stage.”

The company stated that it identified the palaeoplacer conglomerate in 2011 but heavy rains and equipment failure delayed the processing. The full results of the sampling project are expected to be known by the end of the third quarter of 2012, it noted.
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