- Botswana Diamonds said an initial five-well drilling program had commenced at the Ontevreden kimberlite pipe, part of the company's Vutomi joint venture in South Africa.

The kimberlite contained abundant key diamond indicators, typically seen in high-grade kimberlite pipes, the company said.

'We know that the pipe contains significant quantities of G10 and G9 garnets,' chairman John Teeling said.

'The drilling is to discover diamonds.'

At 2:28pm: [LON:BOD] Botswana Diamonds PLC share price was +0.05p at 1.2p

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