- BlueRock Diamonds says that following the commissioning of its new plant, it has sold the parcel of 116 carats produced during May and the first week of June at an average price of $440 per carat.

This compares to the average price per carat of $248 for the 575 carats produced by the trial mining plant and the $183 indicated in the competent person's report produced at the time of the company's admission to AIM.

Included within the parcel was a 4.7 carat stone which was sold for $3,885 per carat.

BlueRock says the new plant is not yet at full capacity and the company continues to fine tune the processing in order to maximise its efficiency.

At 8:51am: [LON:BRD] Bluerock Diamonds Plc Ord 1p share price was +0.25p at 21.5p

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