Petra Diamonds targets Central Kalahari

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Petra Diamonds have no prospects to start production soon in Botswana as they are still conducting sample tests in the Central Kalahari. Petra acquired 100 percent of Kalahari Diamonds Limited in 2005, and subsequently became the holder of a large land area under diamond prospecting license in Botswana.

The company’s technical director, Jim Davidson said they have no plans for production soon but they are still focused on exploration. “We have identified the kimberlite in Central Kalahari but from the sample we have not yet got the satisfactory grade,” he said.

Davidson said a drilling and micro-diamond sampling campaign was carried out at KX36 in 2011 and the findings were analysed. They have decided to carry out more samples in order to see if they can start commercial production.

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