Although the country has crossed the threshold of the Second Millennium, the streets of the diamondiferous
districts continue to remain at the limits of practicality; electricity is a mirage of modernity reserved for the few rich people and water is still being fetched with buckets.
gravel is brought to a lay-down area from where it is transferred into a tipping bin.
12 The stages of diamond production were: excavation and hauling the diamondiferous
"blue' clay to the surface; pulverization by weathering on the floors; preparation of concentrates by washing off wastes; final separation of rough diamonds mechanically or by hand; sorting, classification, and sale of stones to buyers at Kimberley; and reclassification and sale in London to Continental manufacturers for cutting, polishing, and sale of gem stones to distributors and retailers.
Gahcho KuAa(c) consists of a cluster of four diamondiferous
kimberlites, three of which are being developed and mined.
The Southwest Corridor area has been recognized as containing diamondiferous
kimberlite that is not included in the project resource statements.
In addition to Lahtojoki, the company is also evaluating the Riihivaara and Seitapera kimberlites in the same district, with the aim of confirming that diamondiferous
deposits occur in the Finnish section of the Karelian Craton as well as on the Russian side of the border.
The project consists of a cluster of 4 diamondiferous
kimberlites, 3 of which have a probable diamond content total of 55.5 million carats.
The real reason, of course, was that certain parts of this rugged and unforgiving terrain were diamondiferous
. The Catch-22 was that the area also was too remote for the authorities to effectively police.
- ARGYLE SMOKE CREEK ALLUVIAL DIAMOND PROJECT: Processing of diamondiferous
gravels commenced at the Argyle Smoke Creek Alluvial Diamond project.
"From the time of the ECOMOG intervention, the accused and his subordinates communicated to the RUF/AFRC forces the imperative to maintain control over Kono, a diamondiferous
It currently holds more than 1 million acres in diamond properties which host diamondiferous
kimberlites in the Buffalo Head Hills and Birch Mountains of Alberta.
The Project has great exploration potential and our three diamondiferous
kimberlite discoveries there in 2007 give us optimism that large kimberlites with economic potential can be discovered this year.