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Diamonds

The MSA Group has a demonstrated track record of executing Diamond projects:

ANGOLA

Management of drilling programmes. Heavy mineral and mineral chemistry analysis of kimberlite and exploration samples. Microdiamond analysis.
Various technical reports, and analytical laboratory services.

BOTSWANA

Management of drilling programmes. Tailings audits. Heavy mineral analysis, mineral chemistry and petrographic analysis of kimberlite samples.
Microdiamond analysis on various prospective kimberlites and major mines. CPR on the Martins Drift kimberlites. Analytical laboratory services.
NI 43-101 reports.

BRAZIL

NI 43-101 report and analytical laboratory services.

CAMEROON

NI 43-101 reporting.

CANADA

Management of sampling programmes and analytical laboratory services.

DRC

Management of sampling and drilling programmes with heavy mineral analysis and on-site sorting.

LESOTHO

On-site independent diamond sorting (bulk and LDD sampling programmes). Heavy mineral and Microdiamond analysis. Geophysical surveys. NI 43-101 reports.

LIBERIA, MALI

Heavy mineral analysis of exploration samples and technical reviews on various kimberlites.

SIERRA LEONE

Bulk sampling of kimberlites. Supervision, management and audit on sampling of kimberlite dykes. Heavy mineral analysis of exploration samples.
Microdiamond analysis of kimberlite samples. Management of diamond drilling programme.

SOUTH AFRICA

Stream sediment sampling programmes. Management of kimberlite drilling programmes. Analytical laboratory services. CPR reports for various exchanges. Microdiamond analysis and bulk sample processing on several prospective kimberlite pipes and major mines.

ZIMBABWE

Geological mapping of alluvial deposits and microdiamond analysis of kimberlite samples. Grade estimation of kimberlites by modelling microdiamond results.

ANALYTICAL SERVICES

The MSA Group offers a world class and comprehensive analytical service to diamond exploration and evaluation programmes. Our laboratory facilities include:

  • Heavy Mineral Analysis laboratory situated in Johannesburg for processing and sorting of diamond indicator minerals from both exploration and kimberlite samples and;
  • Microdiamond laboratory located in Johannesburg ( joint venture with SGS South Africa) for processing and recovering diamonds from kimberlite samples using caustic fusion.

A Laboratory Quality Management System is in place and both the Heavy Mineral Analysis and Microdiamond Methods are SANAS accredited with the global ISO/IEC 17025 certification to provide assurance to our clients and their investors that our laboratory test results and diamond weighing calibrations are consistently accurate.

Diamond Capability

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Clients

The MSA Group’s recent diamond clients include African Consolidated Resources plc, African Queen Mines Ltd., AME Resources SA, Angola Technical Services Ltd, BCL Limited, BHP Billiton, Boteti Mining (Pty) Ltd, BRC Diamondcore Ltd, Cape Diamonds plc, Community Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, C&K Mining Corporation, The De Beers Group, Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Ltd, DiamondCorp plc, Gem Diamonds Ltd, Gravity Diamonds Ltd, GP Minerals, Great Northern Mining and Exploration Inc, Koidu Holdings SA, Liqhobong Mining Development Company, Lucara Diamond Corporation, Mantle Diamonds Ltd, Mwana Africa plc, Mvelaphanda Resources Ltd, Paragon Diamonds, Petra Diamonds Ltd, Rachaya Holdings, Sociedade De Desenvolvimento Mineiro De Angola and The Trans Hex Group.