|Photo Credit: Gem Diamonds|
Monday, 28 April 2014
Clash of the Diamonds 2
The controversial opening of the Gope mine in the Central Kalahari game Reserve must certainly be forgotten now that mining operations struck diamond bearing rock. At least by officials and investors, but maybe not by the Bushmen. No diamonds have been produced by the mine yet but as it can be seen from the news report below it is indeed promising. How this will benefit the future of the Central Kalahari Bushmen only time will tell.
"Gem Diamonds Botswana has put smiles on shareholders’ faces following revelations that the company’s mine in the CKGR will start production on time after it struck a kimberlite late last year. The Ghaghoo has a diamond resource of 20.5 million carats, with an in-situ value of US$ 4.6 billion (about P41.5 billion) and the November 2013 discovery will boost investor confidence that the mine is in line for June production." - Sunday Standard 29 April 2014