Canadian diamond miner Lucara Diamond remains optimistic with operations in Botswana following the company’s introduction of XRT machines to the process plant at Karowe Mine, last year.
The Karowe Mine is based on the AK6 kimberlite pipe, which is part of the Orapa Kimberlite Field (OKF) in Botswana.
A statement received from the company here on Wednesday said the company’s first quarter results indicates the company recorded a surge in diamonds recovered in the first quarter of 2015.
“Upon the integration of the XRT machines to the process plant, the company has recovered 19 (20-50 carats) stones, three (50-100 carats) stones and four (over 100 carats) stones,” said a statement from the company.
“With the final integration of the XRT machines into the process plant, we look forward to being able to sustainable access the south lobe and continue with our record of exceptional diamond recoveries,” William Lamb, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said in the statement.
Last month Lucara recovered a 342 carat diamond at its Karowe Mine and the management believes it shows the quality of the resource and the mine’s revenue generating capability. Enditem