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October 16, 2019

Botswana’s mining production eased by 8.7% in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier, mainly due to poor diamond output.


Statistics Botswana statistician general Burton Mguni said diamond output contributed a negative growth of 8.1% to th...

September 22, 2019

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 123-carat, type II rough and a 375-carat, gem-quality stone from the high-value portion of its Karowe mine in Botswana, it said Wednesday.

Including the two diamonds, the company has unearthed 29 diamonds over 100 carats, including...

September 18, 2019

Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 123-carat, gem-quality top white Type II diamond from the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana. So far this year, Karowe has yielded 22 diamonds larger than 100 carats, with six stone exceeding 200 carats. 

The mine also yielded the 1,758...

September 18, 2019

De Beers and Botswana's ministry of mineral resources, will host a diamond conference on 5 November in Gaborone as well as Shining Light Awards.


The invite only conference will bring together international and regional leaders from the entire diamond value chain to eng...

August 28, 2019

Diamonds accounted for more than 90% of Botswana’s exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). 


The UAE's trade with Botswana was Dh5.14 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2018. 


Director of external offices at the Duba...

August 25, 2019

Pangolin Diamonds has identified high priority drill targets following the discovery of diamonds and indicators at its advanced stage MSC exploration project in Botswana. 


The MSC Project is a focused 10 square kilometres area located in the Malatswae Prospecting Licen...

August 25, 2019

Botswana Diamonds’ subsidiary Sunland Minerals has renewed its prospecting licences located in the central Kalahari Desert, in Botswana. 


The licences, which cover just over 500 km2, were renewed until September 20, 2021. 


Botswana Diamonds has already identified prosp...

August 11, 2019

Debswana, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana government is considering the extension of Orapa diamond mine beyond 2050, according to local media reports. 


The Weekend Post quoted Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa (OLDM) Mines general manager, Bakani M...

July 24, 2019

Botswana Diamonds has raised the funds needed to continue operations, and expects to hold its first sale by the fourth quarter. 

The company, which has struggled with challenges that hit its bottom line, had questioned its ability to continue as a going concern. It ha...

July 24, 2019

Botswana’s largest rough diamond now has a name, following a public contest held by Lucara Diamond Corp.

The company chose to call the 1,758-carat stone Sewelô, which means “rare find” in the local Setswana language. It was the winning entry from more than 22,000 subm...

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