Botswana Diamonds said a planned intensification of drilling on its Thorny River prospect in South Africa has commenced.
The programme, which consisted of 40 reverse circulation angle percussion boreholes drilled to a depth of 30 meters was expected to be completed within the next four weeks.
Its purpose was to enable detailed planning for a proposed bulk sampling programme for Thorny River.
Refurbishment of a nearby diamond processing plant was proceeding according to plan in order to process the bulk sample kimberlite, the company said.
At 1:58pm: (LON:BOD) Botswana Diamonds PLC share price was +0.1p at 0.83p