AK6 on schedule for production in two years
source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter
28.06.2009 2:40:47 P
African Diamonds has praised Botswana as “the best diamond address and the street name is Orapa area” as the company positions itself to start commercial mining of the hard rock diamonds in 2011.
James Campbell, the company’s managing director, told Sunday Standard that “production at AK6 is scheduled to start in April 2011.”
AK6 is a joint venture between De Beers, African Diamonds and Debwat and is closer to Orapa Mine which is the world’s biggest diamond mine.
“AK 6 Mine is the only significant commercial hard-rock diamond discovery in recent history,” he said, adding that it is located close to Orapa.
Production from the mine will be sold to Diamond Trading Company Botswana on the same terms as Debswana.
The proposed AK 6 mine is expected to [continue reading]