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|Exciting times guys…onwards and upwards|
|Aren't the Russians supposed to have mobile labs for on site analysis?!|
|a pragmatic individual.might bury the hatchrt if he saw mutual benefit? Does anyone know the distamce between Luvara's processing facility and BOD's drill sites?|
|chapchip....you know what they say.....time heals......|
|"I wonder what are diplomatic relations are like between Teeling and Lucara? LUC must have processing facilities in country......"
TC - I would say they none too harmonious.......rightly so JT probably feels like he sat upon a rather large cactus, LUC got an absolute steel in nabbing AK6.
If it had remained in AFD's hands I wouldn t mind betting the share price could well have been north of £10 now.......credit crunch ruined funding|
|where is here?|
|Half term holidays here. Quiet ssshhhhhh.|
|I would have thought the volume would be a lot higher today!|
|I shouldn't think there is much of a statistical meaning at all, other than it is the best diamond indicator mineral of course.
However if we want to be silly about it we could make the following calculation:-
A 1mm stone is about 0.01 carat.
It came from a 20kg sample.
In 100 tons there are 100,000 kg, so 100 tons would yield 100,000/20 = 5000 samples of that size.
If each had 0.01ct in it that would be 5000 x 0.01 = 50cpht.|
|leedskier.....I suppose it depends on whether the sample is deemed big enough to be statistically representative....?|
|I wonder what are diplomatic relations are like between Teeling and Lucara? LUC must have processing facilities in country......|
|Amazing that. Makes one wonder about previous tests.
What is more relevant is what is the statistical probability of only one tiny diamond being found in a kimberlite pipe?
As I understand it from wikipedia kimberlite pipes are the source of most of the world's commercial diamond production, and also contain other precious gemstones and semi-precious stones, such as garnets, spinels, and peridot.|
|It was explained in an RNS last month.
"We are drilling two holes on AK 22, a known kimberlite containing diamonds. We had expected to have the results from a bulk sample of 80 tons of materials on an adjacent pipe AK 21 but lack of processing capacity in Botswana and issues with a facility in South Africa have to date produced inconclusive results. We are having to re-examine the concentrate as well as analyse fresh core from earlier drillings. "|
|what kind of lab did they engage to do the initial testing? something in someone's shed?|
|Euclid today's news is very reassuring! I agree with your comments on Brightstone but it should be a good day for us today with day dreams of another AFD! GLA|
|The trouble with Maibwe (Brightstone) is that BOD are not in control of when news is released. Notwithsatnding today's news about AK21/22, I still think Maibwe could be a huge plus.|
|A good start.|
|Whoop whoop!!! Boom!!!|
|The Brightstone results have to be due anytime now!.................|
|Bit of interest today!!|
|some posters on here obviously don't know the AFD story???|
|Good luck elmfield, it's not a long wait and hopefully we'll get some good news from the other 3 drills along the way, interesting times ahead of you ask me........|