BlueRock Diamonds PLC, the AIM-listed diamond producer, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine (‘Kareevlei’) in the Kimberley region of South Africa, announces the discovery of a 14.3 carat stone, the third high-quality large stone in August to date.
Mike Houston, Executive Chairman said, “I am delighted to report the discovery of another high quality and high-value diamond, a 14.3 carat stone.
“The discovery of this diamond, which swiftly follows the discoveries of a 58.6 carat and a 21.6 carat stone in the past few weeks, provides further encouragement for the ‘size frequency distribution forecast’ that indicate our pipes should deliver large carat diamonds.
“I look forward to reporting on the realised value for these three exceptional stones following the conclusion of the August tender at the end of this month.”
Large stones recovered in 2021
(1) To be sold in the August tender
(2) It is the Company policy to announce all stones sold with a value of in excess of USD50k
The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (‘MAR’). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service (‘RIS’), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
Notes to editors:
BlueRock Diamonds is an AIM-listed diamond producer which operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine near Kimberley in South Africa which produces diamonds of exceptional quality and ranks in the top ten in the world in terms of average value per carat. The Kareevlei licence area covers 3,000 hectares and hosts five known diamondiferous kimberlite pipes with a combined inferred resource of 10.4 million tonnes / 516,200 carats (February 2021); based on its planned production of 1 million tonnes per annum, this provides a minimum 10-year life of mine.
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