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Diamond-mining still glittering in Africa 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt As the world’s largest producer of diamonds, producing more than 75% of diamonds in value, with more than 1,9-billion carats worth an estimated $158-billion, Africa is picking up the pace following the global recession. 

Lucara gets mining lease for Lesotho diamond project

By: Liezel Hill Vancouver-based junior Lucara Diamond Corp has been granted a ten-year diamond-mining lease for its Mothae project, in Lesotho, and now plans to start preproduction test mining, the firm said on Monday. The lease was approved after Lucara and the government of Lesotho finalised a mining... 

Lucara, Motapa complete tie-up

By: Liezel Hill Vancouver-based junior Lucara Diamond Corp has closed its acquisition of Motapa Diamonds, after the transaction received shareholder and court approval. The British Columbia Supreme Court sanctioned the acquisition on July 2, and Motapa's shares will now be delisted from trading on the TSX... 

Diamond junior Lucara will buy partner Motapa

By: Liezel Hill Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp has signed a letter of intent to acquire fellow junior Motapa Diamonds in an all-share transaction, the firms announced on Tuesday. Both companies are exploring for diamonds in various parts of Africa, but their most advanced assets are stakes in the Mothae... 

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