Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has been awarded Prospecting Licence PL260/2015, though Sunland Minerals by the Botswana government. Sunland Minerals is the 50/50 joint venture exploration company owned by BOD and Alrosa.
According to BOD, PL260/2015, covers ground which is the highest priority for the BOD/Alrosa joint venture. It contains 3 previously-discovered kimberlite bodies, AK21, AK22 and AK23.
“As the joint venture exploration team is currently active in the area, work has commenced immediately on reviewing the block with a view to defining new anomalies and drill targets,” the company said. “The existing kimberlites are being reviewed as part of this work to verify if they warrant further evaluation.”
The new licence, PL 260/2015, covers 25 sq. km in the Orapa region of Botswana and is valid for three years from 1st October 2015.