2021 Season Progress
ANTWERP FEB 2020. An independent evaluation of diamonds mined by IBDH from the Ellendale L Channel has been completed by world leading Diamantaires in Antwerp.
As a part of the extensive evaluation program the rough diamonds have also been cut and polished by Master cutters producing a range of exquisite Fancy Yellow diamonds including Intense, Fancy, and Light Fancy Yellow diamonds as well a a range of gem quality colourless diamonds (see picture above).
A high percentage of gem quality stones including Fancy Coloured diamonds typical of the Ellendale field have been recovered by IBDH from the successful L Channel bulk sampling programs in 2018 and 2019. Based on the company's detailed knowledge of the L Channel deposit, the 2020 work program will commence in May on targeted upstream sections of the L Channel. Large scale trenches will be excavated nearer to the diamond sources where higher grades and larger diamonds are anticipated.
The 2020 program will commence in May 2020 and include a major bulk sampling program concentrating on targeted upstream sections of the L Channel .
The India Bore Exploration camp in operation during the 2019 drilling and bulk sampling campaign. Commercial grades of gem quality diamond were recovered and currently being evaluated.
A large range of gem quality diamonds including Fancy Intense Yellow diamonds have been recovered from the L Channel test program. IBDH has had a sample of the diamonds evaluated by leading Antwerp based diamondtaires and the stones were cut in February 2020 by a master diamond cutter (small sample pictured above)..
IBDH today announced that the Heritage Impact Assessment Survey has now been completed for mining lease M04/473 and the final report has been ratified by the Traditional Owners.