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Tirisano Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The mine was expanded by Etruscan Diamonds in partnership with Mvelaphanda in 2004 but put on care and maintenance in 2009. Production is expected to recommence in 2012. The Company has established a mining fleet, processing plant and final recovery capacity on site over the past eighteen months in order to progress to commercial production. The mine has a current production capacity of 90 000 m3 per month. Plant modifications were completed in-house, using unutilized existing plant and machinery which was redeployed from Rockwell's Wouterspan and other Northern Cape mines. The fully containerized Holpan recovery plant has been relocated to Tirisano and a barrel screen from Wouterspan has been installed which doubled the front end capacity as an interim solution. This two-stream production volume plant is expected to benefit the Company by smoothing its production profile and production ramp-up has started.

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Tirisano News

  • Rockwell sells noncore Tirisano mine for R60m 2015-03-30
    Dual-listed Rockwell Diamonds has entered into an agreement to sell its noncore Tirisano project, in the North West, to a mining consortium for R60-million. The consortium, comprising royalty miners that have operated the mine for the last two years, would acquire the entire issued share capital, together with claims on loan account in Rockwell’s 100% owned subsidiary Etruscan Diamonds.

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  • Rockwell in ‘state of despair’, new CEO steers operational turnaround 2016-09-23
    South Africa-focused alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds is in a “state of despair” its incoming chief executive said Thursday, saying the company will implement a comprehensive operational turnaround. “From my observations to date on the general health of the business and understanding of the main contributors to its current position, it is clear that the business finds itself in a state of despair for a number of reasons,” stated incoming CEO Tjaart Willemse, who will take the reins from James Campbell by the end of November.
  • Campbell resigns as Rockwell CEO; Menell also to step down 2016-09-13
    James Campbell has resigned as CEO of TSX- and JSE-listed Rockwell Diamonds and will hand over the reins to newly appointed executive officer Tjaart Willemse following a structured transfer by the end of November. Campbell will remain a director of the company, while Willemse will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations and plant completion, reporting to Rockwell’s chairperson Dr Mark Bristow.
  • Rockwell lifts production 88% y/y in Q1 2016-06-15
    Dual-listed Rockwell Diamonds produced 5 688 ct in the first quarter of the 2017 financial year, an 88% increase on the 3 025 ct produced in the first quarter of the prior financial year. This was also 20% higher than the 4 726 ct produced in the fourth quarter of the 2016 financial year.
  • Rockwell to focus on production profile as Saxendrift output decreases 2015-06-25
    As dual-listed Rockwell Diamonds’ Saxendrift mine nears the end of its economic life, the miner will now focus on rebuilding the production profile at its existing Middle Orange River (MOR) operations, redeploying assets to newly acquired operations and expediting work on development projects. Saxendrift volumes were up 11% year-on-year to 536 000 m3 in the three months to May 31, led by improved plant and mining fleet efficiencies, with carat production up 9% year-on-year. The company was now planning for a reduced operation of 130 000 m3 a month for the remainder of the operation’s mine life.
  • Rockwell sells noncore Tirisano mine for R60m 2015-03-30
    Dual-listed Rockwell Diamonds has entered into an agreement to sell its noncore Tirisano project, in the North West, to a mining consortium for R60-million. The consortium, comprising royalty miners that have operated the mine for the last two years, would acquire the entire issued share capital, together with claims on loan account in Rockwell’s 100% owned subsidiary Etruscan Diamonds.

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