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MEI Online: Plant Operation News: Africa: November 12th 2018


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:: Commissioning of new Mothae Diamond Mine Commences


  • Commissioning phase commences at Lucapa’s second high-quality diamond mine, the 1.1Mtpa Mothae kimberlite project in Lesotho
  • First commercial diamond recoveries from Mothae in early November
  • ~4,100 carats of diamonds recovered from pre-production bulk sampling by Lucapa, including Specials of up to 89 carats

Lucapa Diamond Company Limited and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho are pleased to announce the commissioning of the 1.1Mtpa treatment plant has commenced at the high-quality Mothae kimberlite diamond mine in Lesotho (Lucapa 70%; GoL 30%).

First commercial diamond recoveries are expected from the Mothae mine in early November 2018, complementing production from the high-quality Lulo alluvial diamond mine operated by Lucapa in Angola.

Production from the 1.1Mtpa Mothae treatment plant, which incorporates two XRT diamond recovery circuits, will be ramped up to its nameplate capacity throughout the December Quarter.


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