Canadian diamond producer to resume mining off Namibian coast

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DF Discoverer on mining site. Photo: Diamond Fields International.

VALENTINA RUIZ LEOTAUD on MINING.COM | 20 November 2017

“Vancouver-based Diamond Fields International (TSXV:DFI) announced that it is set to resume its mining activities off the coast of Namibia in 2018.

In an alliance with International Mining and Dredging Holdings, the Canadian miner ran a bulk sampling program whose results officials say “were extremely encouraging, with an unexpected high frequency of large, high-value stones.”

According to a press release signed by DFI’s CEO Sybrand Van Der Spuy, diamonds recovered from the so called “concession ML 111″ are of the highest gem quality. The recent testing, he said, even exceeded his expectations.”

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