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Tsodilo to treat BK16 samples to recover diamonds, assess economic viability

By: Mia Breytenbach     9th November 2017 Following a completed drilling and bulk sampling programme at TSX-listed Tsodilo Resources’ 100%-owned BK16 kimberlite project, in Botswana’s Orapa kimberlite field (OKF), the company will treat the samples to recover diamonds and determine the grade, quality and size distribution of the... 

Tsodilo drilling programme shows solid business case for BK16

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th November 2017 A recently completed drilling and bulk sampling programme at TSX-listed Tsodilo Resources’ 100%-owned BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field (OKF), in Botswana, has returned positive results. The $1.7-million programme was completed on time and within budget and focused on bulk... 

Relook at low-carat pipes could spring big diamond surprises   

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2017 Diamond kimberlites with a very low number of carats per hundred tons have in the past tended to be passed over by diamond mine developers, but their propensity to host big Type II diamonds that sell for large sums of money is now being acknowledged. Although diamond company De Beers walked away... 

Tsodilo, Sandstorm enter into $1.5m royalty agreement

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th September 2017 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources and dual-listed gold royalty company Sandstorm Gold have entered into a $1.5-million royalty agreement on three projects. The royalty sale includes the grant of a 1% net smelter royalty (NSR) on Tsodilo’s wholly owned Botswana subsidiary Gcwihaba Resources’... 

Tsodilo kicks off BK16 drilling programme

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th August 2017 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has started the large diameter drill (LDD) drilling programme at its wholly owned BK16 kimberlite project, within the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana. The diamond and metals exploration company planned to drill 14 holes, 24 inches in diameter, to a cumulative... 

UP short diamond course in October

By: Dylan Slater     28th July 2017 The sixth edition of a yearly short course on diamonds will take place at the University of Pretoria (UP) from October 24 to 26, with an insight-enhancing underground diamond mine excursion offered on October 27.  

Tsodilo completes pilot hole drilling programme at BK16

By: Anine Kilian     26th June 2017 Diamond explorer Tsodilo Resources has completed a pilot hole drill (PHD) programme at its BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana. The purpose of the programme was to drill pilot holes on the sites that have been earmarked for the large diameter drill (LDD) programme. 

Tsodilo gains Orapa kimberlite field exploration permit

By: Henry Lazenby     26th May 2017 Diamond explorer Tsodilo Resources has been granted an exploration permit in Botswana to look for diamond-bearing kimberlites in the prolific Orapa kimberlite field (OKF). The TSX-V-listed diamond and metals exploration company has gained access to one of the most significant diamond producing... 

Tsodilo nears completion of BK16 drilling programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th May 2017 A pilot hole drill programme at TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources’ BK16 kimberlite project, in Botswana, is set to reach completion by month-end, when the last three holes are drilled. The programme, which started in February, was designed to achieve about 50 m grid hole spacing for the first phase... 

Tsodilo starts drilling programme at BK16 in Botswana

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2017 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has started a 3 000 m drilling programme at its wholly-owned BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field (OKF), in Botswana. The programme will entail the drilling of pilot holes on the sites that have been earmarked for a large diameter drilling (LDD)... 

University of Pretoria to present industry-focused diamond short course

By: David Oliveira     7th October 2016 The University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Department of Geology will present a diamond short course from October 18 to 21, which includes a site visit to diamond miner Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine, in Gauteng. The short course, launched in 2011, is led by independent diamond consultant Dr John Bristow... 

Large-diameter drilling at Orapa project may start at year-end

By: Kimberley Smuts     29th July 2016 Exploration company Tsodilo Resources aims to extract between 2 000 t and 3 000 t of kimberlite from BK16, potentially one of the last economic kimberlite pipes in the Orapa kimberlite province in Botswana, during a large-diameter drilling (LDD) programme in the fourth quarter of the year. The... 

New block on iron play targeted

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th February 2015 Junior miner, and Toronto-listed, Tsodilo Resources has moved into the next phase of its flagship Xaudum Iron Formation (XIF) project’s exploration programme, targeting Block 2 of the resource. The block is located to the south of Block 1 and is a larger area than Block 1, for which the company... 

Low kimberlite discovery rate seen sparking diamond production crisis by turn of decade

By: Jade Davenport     31st October 2014 The stability of the diamond sector has always been a slave to the fine balance between supply and demand. Over the last century, the industry has had to contend with various crises of oversupply, largely spurred by conflict, global economic instability and the vagaries of consumer demand. As a... 

Low kimberlite discovery rate seen sparking diamond production crisis by turn of decade

By: Jade Davenport     31st October 2014 The stability of the diamond sector has always been a slave to the fine balance between supply and demand. Over the last century, however, the industry has dealt with various crises of oversupply, largely spurred by conflict, global economic instability and the vagaries of consumer demand. As a... 

Creamer Media publishes African Mining Roundup for October 2014 research report

     15th October 2014 This month’s report includes details of Toronto-listed Tsodilo Resources’ large inferred mineral resource in Block 1 of its flagship Xaudum iron project, in Botswana; the opening of London-listed diamond mining company Gem Diamonds’ Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana; and LSE-listed Petra... 

Mike de Wit

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Exploring for base metals and diamonds in Botswana and for kimberlites in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 

Tsodilo defines 441Mt resource estimate at Botswana iron-ore play

By: Natalie Greve     2nd September 2014 Toronto-listed Tsodilo Resources has defined a large inferred mineral resource estimate of 441-million tons with an average grade of 29.4% iron in Block 1 of its flagship Xaudum iron project, in north-west Botswana. The company believed this resource, which was declared as part of a maiden... 

Explorer to publish first resource statement on iron-ore project

By: Ilan Solomons     21st February 2014 Diamond, base and precious metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources aims to publish a first resource statement for its Xaudum Iron Formation (XIF) iron-ore project by the mid-year, says Tsodilo Resources president and COO Dr Mike de Wit. “This will be the first step towards applying for... 

Botswana Resource Sector Conference set to attract large turnout

By: Ilan Solomons     21st February 2014 Botswana based conference company Capital Conference’s Botswana Resource Sector Conference 2014, which will take place at the Gaborone International Conference Centre, in Botswana, from June 10 to 11, is set to attract more than 400 global delegates, says conference coordinator Emma Rynn.... 

Tsodilo, First Quantum enter into definitive Botswana exploration agreement

By: Leandi Kolver     21st November 2013 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources on Wednesday announced that it had entered into a definitive earn-in option agreement through which First Quantum had acquired the right to earn up to a 70% interest in metals prospecting licences held by Tsodilo subsidiary Gcwihaba Resources, in Botswana, by... 

Tsodilo enters into strategic Botswana exploration agreement

By: Henry Lazenby     26th April 2013 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has entered into a C$2.5-million private placement and strategic alliance with base metals miner First Quantum Minerals. The private placement, which closed this week, saw First Quantum pay C$2.5-million for 2.27-million Tsodilo units, comprised of one common share... 

Botswana heads for diversification of resources, says geologist

By: Gia Costella     1st March 2013 The current level of diamond production from areas such as Orapa, Letlhakane and Jwaneng, in Botswana, cannot be sustained much beyond 2025, says principal geologist and director of Gaborone-based geological and mine consultancy Analytika Holdings Alan Golding.   

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