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Lucara appoints new corporate development VP

By: Anine Kilian     14th June 2018 Ayesha Hira has been appointed VP corporate development and strategy at Vancouver-based diamond miner Lucara.    She will also be integral in assisting the CEO with corporate communications and shareholder relations. 

Lucara recovers 327 ct diamond from Karowe

By: Anine Kilian     26th April 2018 Diamond producer Lucara Diamonds has recovered a 327 ct, top white gem diamond from its 100%-owned Karowe diamond mine, in Botswana.  Eight diamonds greater than 100 ct have now been recovered at Karowe since the beginning of the year, including a 472 ct diamond. 

Underground mine plans for Karowe moving forward

15th December 2017 The results of a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) announced by diamond miner Lucara Diamonds in November demonstrate the potential economic viability for the development of an underground mine at Karowe, in Botswana. The development of the underground mine is planned after the completion of... 

PEA supports development of underground mine at Lucara’s Karowe

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd November 2017 A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has revealed the potential for the development of an underground mine at Karowe, in Botswana, TSX-listed Lucara Diamond said on Friday. The Vancouver-based diamond producer is considering the development and commissioning of an underground mine after the... 

New mining contractor at Botswana diamond mine

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2017 Mining contracting company Aveng Moolmans is building on its 15-year presence in Botswana with its latest appointment – at Lucara's Karowe diamond mine.  It has been appointed for a six-year period to provide mining services that include all drill, blast, load and haul functions for both ore and... 

First, find the world’s biggest diamonds; then don’t break them 

By: Bloomberg     6th July 2016 A black-and-yellow dump truck rumbles up from a giant pit in the mountains of southern Africa, carrying a load of freshly blasted slate-gray rock from the Letseng mine. With luck it will contain a golf-ball sized diamond worth perhaps $20-million. With even more luck the stone won’t get smashed. 

SA-based company’s process plant design assists in large Karowe diamond find

By: Ilan Solomons     19th February 2016 Johannesburg-based engineering and project delivery company DRA Global’s “innovative” process plant designs assisted in the recent recovery of very large diamonds at Southern Africa-focused diamond miner Lucara’s Karowe mine, in Botswana. In November, a 1 111 ct diamond was recovered from the... 

Lucara diamond sale yields $69m

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th July 2015 Lucara Diamond sold 1 674 ct valued at $68.71-million in its first exceptional stone tender of the year. The special tender of diamonds from its Karowe mine, in Botswana, was completed on Thursday and consisted of 14 single-stone lots. 

Pioneering Botswana diamond circuit set for design run this month

By: Martin Creamer     9th June 2015 Botswana-focused Lucara Diamonds is spending $55-million on upgrading its Karowe diamond plant in central Botswana. Capital expenditure of $20-million already under way is all self-financed by the Canada-, Sweden- and Botswana-listed Lucara, which last year generated revenues of $265-million-plus... 

Lesotho govt processing sale of Mothae diamond stake

By: Martin Creamer     9th June 2015 The government of Lesotho is processing the sale of 75% of the Mothae diamond development in Lesotho by Toronto- and Botswana-listed Lucara Diamonds. Lucara, which mines at Karowe in the Orapa diamond field in central Botswana, is selling its 75% Mothae stake to Paragon Diamonds for $8.5-million,... 

Paragon to buy Lucara's Lesotho asset for $8.5m

By: Henry Lazenby     4th May 2015 Aim-listed precious gem explorer Paragon Diamonds will buy Botswana-focused Lurara Diamond Corp’s Mothae diamond project, in Lesotho, for $8.5-million in cash. The two companies on Monday announced that they had entered into a memorandum of understanding that would see Lucara sell, subject to... 

Lucara Diamond completes trial mining at Lesotho project

By: Henry Lazenby     18th September 2012 Triple-listed Lucara Diamond on Monday said a second auction of diamonds from its Mothae project, in Lesotho, which was held in Antwerp, Belgium, last week, brought to an end the project’s trial mining programme. "The completion of the trial mining programme at Mothae marks a significant... 

Karowe mine, Botswana 

By: Sheila Barradas     27th July 2012 A diamond mine mine located in north-central Botswana. 

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