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
  +0.15p +8.11% 2.00p 1.90p 2.10p 2.00p 1.85p 1.85p 3,391,948 09:00:29
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mining 0.0 -0.3 -0.1 - 9.18

Botswana Diamond Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/11/2017
12:58
http://southafricainfras.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/mineral-revolution-in-south-africa.htmlDe Beers have been around since the Anglo Boer War.
lordz
18/11/2017
12:43
A little bit of history of the Anglo bier war during 1800.https://www.britannica.com/place/South-Africa/Diamonds-gold-and-imperialist-intervention-1870-1902Diamonds and confederationA chance find in 1867 had drawn several thousand fortune seekers to alluvial diamond diggings along the Orange, Vaal, and Harts rivers. Richer finds in "dry diggings" in 1870 led to a large-scale rush. By the end of 1871 nearly 50,000 people lived in a sprawling polyglot mining camp that was later named Kimberley.Initially, individual diggers, black and white, worked small claims by hand. As production rapidly centralized and mechanized, however, ownership and labour patterns were divided more starkly along racial lines. A new class of mining capitalists oversaw the transition from diamond digging to mining industry as joint-stock companies bought out diggers. The industry became a monopoly by 1889 when De Beers Consolidated Mines (controlled by Cecil Rhodes) became the sole producer. Although some white diggers continued to work as overseers or skilled labourers, from the mid-1880s the workforce consisted mainly of black migrant workers housed in closed compounds by the companies (a method that had previously been used in Brazil).The diamond zone was simultaneously claimed by the Orange Free State, the South African Republic, the western Griqua under Nicolaas Waterboer, and southern Tswana chiefs. At a special hearing in October 1871, Robert W. Keate (then lieutenant governor of Natal) found in favour of Waterboer, but the British persuaded him to request protection against his Boer rivals, and the area was annexed as Griqualand West.The annexation of the diamond fields signaled a more progressive British policy under a Liberal ministry but fell short of the ambitious confederation policy pursued by Lord Carnarvon, the colonial secretary in Benjamin Disraeli's 1874 Conservative government; he sought to unite the republics and colonies into a self-governing federation in the British Empire, a concept inspired by Theophilus Shepstone, who, as secretary for native affairs in Natal, urged a coherent regional policy with regard to African labour and administration.Carnarvon concentrated at first on persuading the Cape and the Free State to accept federation, but a conference in London in August 1876 revealed how unreceptive these parties were to the proposal. With his southern gambit frustrated, Carnarvon embarked on a northern strategy. The South African Republic (Transvaal), virtually bankrupt, had suffered military humiliation at the hands of the Pedi, and support for President Thomas F. Burgers had declined because of this. Carnarvon commissioned Shepstone to annex the Transvaal, and, after encountering only token resistance at the beginning of 1877, he proclaimed it a British colony a few months later.The new possession proved difficult to administer as empty coffers and insensitivity to Afrikaner resentments led to a clash over tax payments, and, under a triumvirate of Paul Kruger, Piet Joubert, and Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, the Transvaal Boers opted to fight for independence. British defeats, especially at Majuba in 1881, ended British insistence on the concept of confederation. By the London Convention of 1884, republican self-government was restored, subject to an imprecise British "suzerainty" over external relations.
lordz
17/11/2017
17:47
Next few weeks towards the end of the year and the new year it's unthinkable it's going to be nuts . More discoverys drilling mining.
lordz
17/11/2017
17:43
Don't forget to the other discovered kimberlites and projects around Botswana. This is going to huge.
lordz
17/11/2017
16:15
Positive end to the week To put the size of these 8 pipes into perspective it should be noted that the original Kimberley pipe which produced 33 million carats was only 3.7 ha in size. That's about 10 million carats per hectare. BOD's has 8 pipes in this project area, the largest of these is about a third of that of Kimberley. Rather interesting. Slowly slowly catchee monkey.
tomatoma2
17/11/2017
14:32
Maibwe will be good once the matter is dealt with by the liquidator, hopefully by March 18?, in fact it could be a serious company maker?
ein4
17/11/2017
13:40
Maibwe was a kick in the teeth as it would have been a good deal to go for
lordz
17/11/2017
13:34
Great news all round
lordz
17/11/2017
13:32
An with drilling results thorny river to be reported over the next few weeks looking good GLA
firmor
17/11/2017
13:21
Old with new ground breaking technology
lordz
17/11/2017
12:43
best place to find gold is where someone else has already found it.. probably works for diamonds too
currypasty
17/11/2017
10:57
I never left, just hibernated
currypasty
17/11/2017
10:50
Good to have you on board again Currypasty .
talkman2
17/11/2017
09:14
something tells me that there are orders being processed that are not showing up on the trades...... ; )
thecynical1
17/11/2017
08:49
hi tc, not much been going on to talk about, but I get the feeling things might kick off soon in BOD and CLON
currypasty
17/11/2017
08:47
hi Currypasty...haven´t seen you post on any of the boards for a while? Is anyone else going to the Q & A in Dublin?
thecynical1
17/11/2017
08:20
http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/botswana-diamond-BOD/share-news/Botswana-Diamonds-PLC-Free-State-Project-Update/76117966
currypasty
16/11/2017
00:22
I would expect the Company is working flat out to get news out before or around the A G M?
ein4
15/11/2017
23:27
BOD should have kept the name or title .. AFD African Diamonds.
lordz
15/11/2017
23:22
Has any one read this before..An abstract from the news link..http://www.weekendpost.co.bw/wp-news-details.php?nid=4440Botswana heavily relies on the diamond sector to sustain its economy. To ensure sustainable income from the diamond and mining sector even after Diamond is depleted in Botswana, the government established Botswana Diamond (BOD) as an investment arm in the global diamond industry to broaden Botswana's footprint in the lucrative multibillion dollar industry. BOD has an active joint venture with Alrosa, the world's biggest diamond company.Alrosa is using their exclusive exploration technology on the BOD ground in Botswana. South Africa Exploration Vutomi Earn-In Project 20 high-interest kimberlites already identified on the various prospecting rights 10 prospecting rights encompassing nearly 50,000 hectares of highly prospective ground. The Botswana government also owns 15 % of De Beers of which the rest is owned by Anglo American. De Beers and Botswana also own 50-50 shares on Debswana Diamond Company which operates Orapa Letlhakane Damtshaa and Jwaneng Mines. Botswana and De Beers also jointly own Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTC).
lordz
15/11/2017
12:45
I'm just posting what I find of interest and that's just up to the guys who read it. Not just old news .
lordz
15/11/2017
12:43
Fenners66 ..you MUST have something interesting to say ..
lordz
15/11/2017
12:42
Just 1 kimberlite is huge , but 8 kimberlites it's going to be very exciting to see the results from the satellite imagery and ground surveys .
lordz
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