Botswana Diamonds (BOD), the AIM and BSE listed diamond explorer said Prospecting Licences PL232 and PL235, held by its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunland Minerals (Pty) Limited, have been renewed for an additional two years to 30 September 2021.
These key licences, covering just over 500sq kms, are strategically located in the central Kalahari Desert west of the Ghaghoo diamond mine. Botswana Diamonds has already identified prospective drill ready targets. The intensive work included aeromagnetic surveys, ground magnetic surveys, soil sampling and target selection.
“Analyses of concentrations of Kimberlitic Indicator Minerals (KIM’s) on the licences indicate proximity to kimberlite pipes, which regional geology suggests may be attractive in size and grade,” said the company.
Botswana Diamonds plc is already in extended discussions with a major international diamond producer to joint venture the next phase of work on these strategic licences.