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Botswana Diamonds PLC
13 August 2014
 



 

13 August 2014


Exploration in Orapa, Botswana

 

The board of Botswana Diamonds (AIM: BOD) has received the final Alrosa geological report on the exploration work undertaken on Prospecting Licence PL/117 in the Orapa area of Botswana.

 

The report identified four previously unknown mineralogical anomalies.  Significantly two are coincidentwith geophysical anomalies reported earlier, 08 August 2014.

 

Target AN117/2, with strong mineralogical and geophysical anomalies, located in the northern part of the licence, will be drilled in September.  Hole 1 will target the south eastern part of the anomaly, which shows maximum amplitude on the magnetics.  The second hole will be drilled in the centre of the anomaly.

 

Target AN117/1 in the northwest has a very strong mineralogical signature.  It will be drilled in September after further geophysical work to pinpoint drill-hole sites.

 

Two further anomalies, C&D are thought to be kimberlite dykes or veinlets and will not be drilled at this time.

 

Analysis of material on Prospecting Licence, PL/206, suggests that primary sources of diamonds can exist on the block.  Further ground work will be done in Q4 2014.

 

John Teeling, Chairman, commented "The detailed mineralogical report received from Alrosa highlights targets on licence PL117 in Orapa. Four anomalies were identified, two of which also have strong geophysical signatures. We have identified the drill sites for two holes on anomaly AN117/2 which has very strong geophysical and kimberlite indicator mineral results.  The second target, AN117/1, has very good mineralogical signatures.  A little more work will be done in September to pinpoint the best drill location on AN117/1.  It is significant that the evaluation strongly suggests that the chrome diopsides and diamonds recovered earlier are not all from the AK10 kimberlite known on PL117"

 

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This release has been approved by Benjamin Mosigi, MSc (Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology), who is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa.

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Enquiries:

 

Botswana Diamonds PLC


John Teeling, Chairman

+353 1 833 2833

Jim Finn, Director


Westhouse Securities Limited


Martin Davison

+44 (0) 20 7601 6100

Robert Finlay


Dowgate Capital Stockbrokers Limited


Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 129 351 7744

African Alliance Botswana Securities


Kabelo Mohohlo

+267 364 3954

Oratile Leburu

+267 364 3977

Blytheweigh

+44 (0) 20 7138 3204

Tim Blythe

+44 (0) 7816 924 626

Halimah Hussain

+44 (0) 7725 978 141

Camilla Horsfall

+44 (0) 7817 841 793

Pembroke Communications


Natalie Tennyson

+353 1 649 6486

Alan Tyrrell

+353 1 649 6486

 

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