• The central Kalahari is one of the last frontiers for greenfield kimberlite discovery in Botswana owing to substantial sand cover which frustrates conventional geophysics and soil sampling exploration methods during which kimberlite indicator minerals recoveries are extremely rare.
  • The recent discovery of the significantly diamondiferous KX36 kimberlite by Sekaka made on the basis of sparse kimberlite indicator minerals followed up by detailed geophysics has highlighted the potential for additional discoveries yet to be made in this terrain in which the Ghaghoo Mine is also situated.
  • A number of undrilled anomalies were identified on a historic De Beers detailed aeromagnetic data set in DES’s prospecting license. De Beers abandoned the area due to corporate strategy considerations without conducting any exploration drilling inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
  • DES and Sekaka conducted soil sampling over these anomalies and recovered kimberlitic indicator minerals (KIM) directly above two of them. Sekaka were unable to drill their positive anomaly prior to their prospecting license renewal being refused.
  • The garnet grain recovered by DES on magnetic anomaly G88-15-01 is interpreted by surface texture experts to be fragile and very proximal (<1km) thereby highlighting this anomaly as being of extreme interest.
  • A narrow DES prospecting licence 6km WNW of the Ghaghoo Diamond Mine and on a linear emplacement trend of 4 of the Gope cluster kimberlites contains the ONLY diamond surface grain anomaly in the central Kalahari.
  • The Diti and Sliver projects contain drill-ready targets that are of very high interest, with very good potential for new discoveries.

 

PROJECTS: Gope North and ‘Sliver’ Project Map & Diagrams

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