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IBDH has exported its first batch of diamonds to Antwerp for evaluation and appraisal by some of the worlds leading Diamondtaires.
The shipment, including Fancy Yellow and other Fancy coloured diamonds, arrived in Antwerp on Jan 27 under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme.
The diamonds were recovered from the Ellendale L Channel alluvial diamond deposit discovered by IBDH in 2017. The L Channel deposit is estimated to contain at least 1.3 million carats of diamonds including the world renowned Ellendale Fancy Yellow Diamonds.
Dec 19, 2019 - Perth, Australia. India Bore Diamond Holdings been formally invited by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations to apply for tenements over key areas of the former Ellendale mine site.
These new additional leases will add significant potential diamond resources to the current IBDH L Channel project. Details of the new leases will be made available following the completion of the formal application and approval by the Minister (estimated to be May 2020).
Heritage Clearance has been given for the next phase of drilling and sampling for the IBDH
L-Channel project with work scheduled to commence in May 2020.
The Bunuba Native Title holders and IBDH have been working together on the Project from the very outset of operations. Cultural Heritage Management is integral to all activities on site to ensure the proper management of valuable places and landscapes.
Cultural Awareness training provided by Bunuba representatives is an essential element of the induction and training of all IBDH personnel. Bunuba participate directly in the project through contracts for exploration and development activities and are engaged in our training programs.
A Native Title, Heritage Protection & Mineral Exploration Agreement between the parties confirms the arrangements for “working together” to meet heritage protection, consultation, training, employment, project development and commercial goals.
In November 2019 a 3rd planned Heritage Survey was completed to clear areas for the next phase of project exploration activities.
Bunuba consider that Care for Muwayi (Country) is an important part of their cultural heritage and management of Muwayi in a respectful and appropriate manner is key.