PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Firm has introduced important recoveries from a bulk pattern from its Lulo kimberlite operation, in Angola.
The corporate stated that some 20 diamonds had been recovered from the preliminary processing of round 20% of the kimberlite bulk pattern, with 5 diamonds better than 1 ct recovered, with the biggest weighing 1.95 ct.
Lucapa instructed shareholders that whereas the processing of the kimberlite bulk pattern is constant, these preliminary diamond recoveries already represented the best diamond rely and carat weight of diamonds recovered from any kimberlite bulk pattern processed at Lulo thus far. The processing of the rest of the close to 3 200 m3 damaged kimberlite bulk pattern is constant and a full reconciliation of processed volumes again to in-situ volumes and tonnes might be undertaken when processing is full.
“This preliminary result’s necessary in that it represents the very best kimberlite diamond recoveries thus far, confirms the existence of upper grade main sources with business dimension diamonds and it bolsters our massive geological database with confirmatory outcomes for our groups to make use of to prioritise the opposite kimberlites and targets on the Lulo concession,” stated MD Stephen Wetehrall.
“We’re starting to see the specified consequence of the methodical exploration method in a big diamond province which has been accelerated by the latest commissioning of the devoted bulk pattern plant.”
The Lulo mine has been in business prdocution since 2015.