- BlueRock Diamonds is pleased with results from the blast at Kareevlei, its licence area in the Northern Cape of South Africa containing five known kimberlite pipes.

The first blast of the current series was completed successfully on 9 February, liberating approximately 15,000 tonnes of kimberlite.

Material from this blast is now being processed through the processing plant.

The new primary crushing and screening circuit is expected be commissioned later this week when volumes will start to gradually ramp up.

Chief executive Adam Waugh saod: "We are pleased with the results of the blast that was undertaken by our new contractor, African Mining and Crushing, and it is encouraging that we are finally processing run of mine material for the first time since June 2016.

"I look forward to updating the market on our progress in the near future."

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