Dublin-based African Diamonds has reported sustained and concentrated activity on a number of its projects. The company is active in Botswana, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Lesotho, and within weeks expects to produce diamonds from its pilot mine in Koidu, Sierra Leone, to be followed by production in the Kolo, Lesotho project.
In Lesotho, the company is at the final permit stage of its 55%-owned Kolo project. If the permits arrive, it will complete the refurbishment of the existing plant by end June, and will commence a 30,000-tonne trial mining project. Lesotho is experiencing a major revival in diamond mining with the opening of three new mines.
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