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  • ASX: Additional Information on Mmamantswe Project Sale 2015-09-21
  • African Energy to sell Botswana assets 2015-07-06
    ASX-listed African Energy has signed a term sheet with a South African project developer to divest of its Mmamantswe coal and power project, in Botswana. Subject to certain conditions precedent, African Energy would sell the Mmamantswe project for an initial sum of $10-million to the developer, which would form a bid consortium to sole fund the preparation and submission of a bid into South Africa’s coal-fired base load independent power producer procurement programme, using the Mmamantswe project.

Jwaneng Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    Jwaneng lies in south-central Botswana on the fringes of the Kgalagadi desert, 160 km south west of Gaborone and 80 km west of the traditional capital of the Bangwaketse district, Kanye village. Jwaneng means ‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚“a place of small stones‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚”. The Jwaneng pipe was discovered in 1972 by De Beers prospectors. In 1978 an agreement was signed between the Government of Botswana and De Beers to establish the mine, which was officially opened on 14 August 1982. The mine is owned by Debswana, a partnership between De Beers and the government of Botswana. Jwaneng Mine contributes 60-70% of Debswana‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚‚’s total earnings. The richest diamond mine in the world, in 2009 Jwaneng produced 9.04 million carats from 6.06 million tonnes treated (2008: 13.674 million carats from 15.766 tonnes treated). Production normally varies according to the mining plans of between approximately 12.5 to 15 million carats per year. With the global economic recession, 2009 was an exceptional year in that production was reduced in line with demand for diamonds from the DTC Sightholders. Jwaneng is currently an open pit mine, but plans to move to an underground operation in 10 years. This will begin a new chapter at Jwaneng Mine, and extend the life of the operation by another 10-15 years. The size of the pipe, near surface was 54ha. The age of the pipe is estimated at 240 million years. The mine is located on three pipes (Centre North & South pipes) with an average grade of 150 cpht., and a smaller satellite pipe averaging 25cpht. The recoverable ore grade is about 141 carats per hundred tons. The Jwaneng Mine Aquarium diamond recovery plant is the first of its kind in the industry. It comprises the completely automated recovery plant (CARP) and the fully integrated sort house (FISH).

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  • Debmarine’s new offshore diamond exploration vessel reaches final construction phase 2016-08-22
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  • De Beers sells $520m of diamonds in sixth sales cycle 2016-08-02
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