Botswana Diamonds is in talks to begin exploration work in Zimbabwe after a previous project in the country failed to materialize, management said last month.
“Zimbabwe has excellent potential to be a significant diamond producer,” chairman John Teeling commented December 8 in the company’s annual results announcement. While a joint venture with UK-based Vast Resources “came to nothing,” the company is “now actively involved in discussions on a possible entry,” Teeling added. “Whether this happens or not will depend on the ground offered and on the joint-venture terms.”
Botswana Diamonds is focused on exploration projects across Botswana and South Africa, and does not register revenue yet. Its net loss widened to GPB 716,430 ($863,467) for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2022, compared with GBP 557,499 ($671,920) a year earlier.
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