Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Botswana Diamond LSE:BOD London Ordinary Share GB00B5TFC825 ORD 0.25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 1.15p 1.05p 1.25p 1.15p 1.15p 1.15p 31,630 06:30:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 - 5.86

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/5/2018
23:26
Botswana government looking to negotiate a new deal with De Beers - its not going to get better for De Beers....
fenners66
17/5/2018
12:53
https://www.newzimbabwe.com/will-foreign-investors-help-zimbabwe-to-transform-itself/Will Foreign Investors Help Zimbabwe To Transform Itself? 17th May 2018  Business, EconomySIX months after Robert Mugabe was ousted from office, there appears to be a new-found confidence among investors that Zimbabwe has, at last, become a place where they can safely do business.Recently, Botswana Diamonds signed a Memorandum of Understanding with gold miner, Vast Resources, which will see the firms exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe.In addition, they will create a jointly owned body which will develop diamond resources in the southern African country in line with Zimbabwe's joint ownership laws as they relate to diamonds."Zimbabwe is a country with excellent diamond potential," said John Teeling, Chairman of Botswana Diamonds."Both Botswana Diamonds and Vast Resources have extensive experience in and knowledge of the country.  It is opening for business and both companies are keen to make the most of this opportunity."At the other end of the scale, Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA's CEO and Chairman, recently held meetings with President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding diamond exploration investment opportunities.The sides reportedly discussed the possible involvement of ALROSA in the diamond business in Zimbabwe. Ivanov said that he sees huge potential for the diamond business in partnership with Zimbabwe in new projects and the use of its technologies and expertise in exploring for new diamond deposits in Zimbabwe.Meanwhile, Andrew Prelea, Chief Executive of Vast Resources, said: "As a result of the new government's desire to open up business in the country we believe the time has now come for us to make use of our historic diamond knowledge with a view to bringing value for all stakeholders in developing Zimbabwe's diamond resources."In a further sign of the progress the country is making, a Zimbabwe Mining & Tax Law briefing is to be held in Johannesburg which will discuss new legislation and forecast what changes may be on the horizon.Investors have been encouraged by official comments, such as those by Zimbabwe's Mines Minister, Winston Chitando, who said there were big opportunities in mining a range of minerals helped by a change of national policy.Change appears to be directed from the top, after President Mnangagwa who took over after pressuring Mugabe gave up his 37-year hold on power, has calmed investors' nerves with comments that the country aims to reduce the required Zimbabwean holding in new ventures created by foreign investors.He did point out, however, that diamonds and gold would specifically not be included. Foreigners were previously restricted to a 49-percent holding in mining firms but that is to increased to 100 percent for all minerals except diamonds and platinum, in which the government or bodies owned by it must hold a majority stake.Nonetheless, the general aim is seen as friendly by overseas investors. The Zimbabwe Mines and Minerals Bill is seen as becoming law before the end of this month, according to Zimbabwe Mines and Energy portfolio committee chairperson, Temba Mliswa.And, in another encouraging sign for investors, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has said that Zimbabwe will no longer require mining firms to list on the Harare stock exchange.As President Mnangagwa has said on several occasions, the country is "open for business".After having suffered the disastrous misrule of Mugabe for close to four decades, one can only hope that the country's political changes are for real and that foreign investors will feel confident enough to enter the country and start providing much needed skills training and employment for its people who have been downtrodden for far too long.
lordz
09/5/2018
10:42
http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?aid=75567&dir=2018/may/04We are currently preparing for the second creditors' meeting scheduled for June 28, 2018 where an update of the BCL report will be made and on how I am going to conclude the liquidation. Selling of assets that would not be needed in future and the shaft that has not been in use would commence midyear. Up to last year it was not clear whether the Mine would be sold or kept open and sell the resources in due course. We must keep it open because resources do not disappear and it would be viable to Mine those resources in future," he said.That's an extract from the above.
lordz
05/5/2018
15:36
Positive news on Zimbabwe going forward .but first results from ontevreden drilling must be due this month an update on BCL soon i would think good times ahead all we need is patience
firmor
04/5/2018
16:48
The unspoken word in the RNSs (both Vast's and Bod's) is Marange - a very delicate and sensitive subject. James Campbell found them, BOD were once interested in them, Vast once had a signed licence to mine them. If this is all coming back in the new Zimbabwe, then this is very positive news.
tomatoma2
04/5/2018
10:51
VAST moving up fast
lordz
04/5/2018
10:38
Portside1 is an expert like his friend. Teeling had business in that country with African Gold.
teemore
04/5/2018
10:17
Portside1. The real thing is better than lab grown, diamonds are forever. People still prefer the real thing.
lordz
04/5/2018
09:59
http://www.idexonline.com/Memo?Id=43912MemoWill Foreign Investors Help Zimbabwe To Transform Itself?May 03, 18 by Albert Robinson?Six months after Robert Mugabe was ousted from office, there appears to be a new-found confidence among investors that Zimbabwe has, at last, become a place where they can safely do business. This week, Botswana Diamonds signed a Memorandum of Understanding with gold miner, Vast Resources, which will see the firms exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe.In addition, they will create a jointly owned body which will develop diamond resources in the southern African country in line with Zimbabwe's joint ownership laws as they relate to diamonds."Zimbabwe is a country with excellent diamond potential," said John Teeling, Chairman of Botswana Diamonds.  "Both Botswana Diamonds and Vast Resources have extensive experience in and knowledge of the country.  It is opening for business and both companies are keen to make the most of this opportunity."At the other end of the scale, Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA's CEO and Chairman, recently held meetings with Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa regarding diamond exploration investment opportunities. The sides reportedly discussed the possible involvement of ALROSA in the diamond business in Zimbabwe. Ivanov said that he sees huge potential for the diamond business in partnership with Zimbabwe in new projects and the use of its technologies and expertise in exploring for new diamond deposits in Zimbabwe.Meanwhile, Andrew Prelea, Chief Executive of Vast Resources, said: "As a result of the new government's desire to open up business in the country we believe the time has now come for us to make use of our historic diamond knowledge with a view to bringing value for all stakeholders in developing Zimbabwe's diamond resources."In a further sign of the progress the country is making, a Zimbabwe Mining & Tax Law briefing is to be held in Johannesburg which will discuss new legislation and forecast what changes may be on the horizon.Investors have been encouraged by official comments, such as those by Zimbabwe's Mines Minister, Winston Chitando, who said there were big opportunities in mining a range of minerals helped by a change of national policy. Change appears to be directed from the top, after President Emmerson Mnangagwa who took over after pressuring Mugabe gave up his 37-year hold on power, has calmed investors' nerves with comments that the country aims to reduce the required Zimbabwean holding in new ventures created by foreign investors. He did point out, however, that diamonds and gold would specifically not be included. Foreigners were previously restricted to a 49-percent holding in mining firms but that is to increased to 100 percent for all minerals except diamonds and platinum, in which the government or bodies owned by it must hold a majority stake.Nonetheless, the general aim is seen as friendly by overseas investors. The Zimbabwe Mines and Minerals Bill is seen as becoming law before the end of this month, according to Zimbabwe Mines and Energy portfolio committee chairperson, Temba Mliswa.And, in another encouraging sign for investors, Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo has said that Zimbabwe will no longer require mining firms to list on the Harare stock exchange.As President Mnangagwa has said on several occasions, the country is "open for business". After having suffered the disastrous misrule of Mugabe for close to four decades, one can only hope that the country's political changes are for real and that foreign investors will feel confident enough to enter the country and start providing much needed skills training and employment for its people who have been downtrodden for far too long.
lordz
04/5/2018
09:57
warning diamond mining is going to end its now much cheaper and cleaner to make the diamonds in lab , all diamond mining is going to stop very soon
portside1
04/5/2018
09:46
JT has had a different story and country every year no change no results anywhere.... Check out where the Balance Sheet would be if the companies he runs from the same office - with common directors and a common approach to telling a good story raising equity paying directors remuneration and then killing and writing off the projects a few years later - would be if it was just one company.....
fenners66
03/5/2018
18:06
John Teeling had his eyes on Zimbabwe for a few years now, now that they have teamed up with Vast, share their data and get mining for diamonds.
lordz
03/5/2018
17:59
I believe BOD mention something about going to Zimbabwe South Africa, in an article last year. Marange was mentioned,http://nehandaradio.com/2013/07/10/zimbabwe-needs-alrosas-sophisticated-diamond-exploration-technology/
lordz
03/5/2018
16:30
Sorry, Vast ( when they were african consolidated resources) bought the mining rights to the marange diamond fields back in 2006.
lordz
03/5/2018
16:26
Bacun 2006/.
lordz
03/5/2018
16:26
VAST. When they were African consolidated resources, hold the rights to the Marange diamond fields.
lordz
03/5/2018
12:05
Courtesy of Perroverde on the VAST board. I thought this might make interesting background reading: While we're hanging around bored waiting for more news I thought I'd revisit the Zimbabwe diamonds situation. A few points of interest arose which might help cheer us all up: - Marange Diamond Fields is reckoned to be holding one of the Worlds largest deposits. - The deposit is huge, the field covers about 400sq miles, forming a bowl-like profile whereby the edges/rim offered easy pickings until now, but is now quite depleted. However the deeper conglomerate rock sections are where the really interesting stuff lies, but require investment in equipment and specialist knowledge to extract. - In terms of carats produced, the Marange field is potentially the largest alluvial diamond producing project in the world, estimated to have produced 17 million carats in 2014. Due to quality (on average slightly lower than most) and distribution issues, the average value per carat is reckoned to be circa $50, about half the global average price (I haven't found anything more recent yet). - I'm no expert but am told that a good method of quantifying the value of a deposit is to measure carats per 100 tonnes of ore. It is claimed that Marange can produce 4 000 carats per 100 tonnes. The numbers for Zimbabwes two kimberlite sites, Rio Tintos operation in Murowa and River Ranch, are much lower, averaging 60-80 carats and 25-30 respectively. - While the bulk of Marange diamonds are of industrial grade quality, it is anticipated that the top five percent are very serious gems while another five percent are decent quality. - Until recently, the diamond fields were operated by 7 private entities all of which are partnered with the Zimbabwe government. None have shown ability or willingness to fund the investment required to develop the deeper mines. - The resource has seen little or no investment in recent times, having been exploited for the personal enrichment of third parties. The Zim Government apparently wants the field to be properly worked to provide fair returns for the people of Zimbabwe and to provide returns to the much-needed investors. But it can't do it on its own and needs external practical and financial investment and it's reluctant for historical reasons to go to the big players. Hence the potential for VAST/BOD. - It is reckoned that Maranges output could potentially sustain three million carats a month for 14 years. Even at $50/carat that's a hell of a lot of diamonds...!
tomatoma2
01/5/2018
16:54
Fenners66,post3768,Why don't you go online and read James Campbell's presentation interviews and news, urs all there.
lordz
01/5/2018
16:43
Fenners66, BOD made the big before in SA (AFD, AFG) and I believe that they can do it again they are piling their resources and the right one is going to happen big time.
lordz
01/5/2018
15:44
same as the last 6 years in Botswana , SA , Jordan, Ireland , offshore Ireland , Peru, Ghana, Iraq, etc etc a load of talk, director's remuneration and zero sales , zero profit and negative shareholder returns, I bet I have forgotten some of the countries they are supposed to be working in.....
fenners66
01/5/2018
15:41
And what happened in Zimbabwe then?
fenners66
01/5/2018
15:38
http://www.mining.com/botswana-diamonds-vast-resources-team-up-to-explore-in-zimbabwe/
lordz
01/5/2018
15:37
Botswana Diamonds, Vast Resources team up to explore in ZimbabweCecilia Jamasmie | about 4 hours ago |?Botswana Diamonds brings to the partnership its expertise in exploration, development and mining of precious stones. (Image: Thorny River diamond project in South Africa.Courtesy of Botswana Diamonds.)Botswana Diamonds (LON:BOD) is expanding its operations from its base country to neighbouring Zimbabwe by teaming up with Vast Resources (LON:VAST) to jointly explore for diamonds in that country.The memorandum of understanding signed Tuesday sees the two companies exchanging past exploration information on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe. It also says the parties will set up a jointly-owned special purpose vehicle to develop and exploit diamond resources.Vast acquired a database related to diamonds in Zimbabwe back in 2008. It has also, until 2010, carried out its own exploration in the field using information from the database.The two firms have agreed to exchange past exploration information on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe and form a jointly-owned unit focused on developing and mining diamond resources.Botswana Diamonds, in turn, has independently acquired a Zimbabwe diamond database and has expertise in exploration, development and mining of precious stones. In particular, it has access to technology relating to extracting diamonds from hard rock.The Southern African nation has "excellent" diamond potential, Botswana Diamonds chairman John Teeling said in a statement.Vast CEO Andrew Prelea said in a separate release that the new Zimbabwe government's desire to open the country up for business triggered the deal with Botswana Diamonds. He added his company believed it was the right time to use its industry knowledge to bring value for stakeholders by developing new resources.Prelea was referring to Zimbabwe's decision, announced in March, to relax its ownership laws requiring companies to sell or transfer 51% equity to black citizens, particularly in the platinum and diamond sectors.Botswana, which was overtaken by Russia as the world's top diamond producing country in 2014, is grappling with aging mines, as well as power and water shortages.Still, the nation is home to some of the world's most prolific diamond mines, including Lucara Diamond's (TSX:LUC) Karowe operation, where the now-famous Lesedi la Rona, the second-largest gem-quality diamond to ever be found, was unearthed in 2016.Besides diamonds, the country also produces nickel, copper, coal and iron ore.Zimbabwe is home to the world's second largest platinum reserves. It also known for its diamonds, though alluvial deposits are almost depleted, and it's said to have eight out of nine "rare earth" minerals and a processing capacity for gold, diamond and chrome.?Vast Resources already owns a gold mine in Zimbabwe. (Image: Pickstone-Peerless gold mine. Courtesy of Vast Resources.)
lordz
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