KELOWNA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / June 15, 2021 / Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V:DMI)(OTCQB:DMIFF), ("Diamcor" or, the "Company") today announced its results from the ongoing tender and sales of rough diamonds to date in the Company's first quarter ending June 30, 2021. The rough diamonds recovered from the processing of quarry material underway at the Company's Krone Endora at Venetia Project (the "Project") continued to achieve strong dollar per carat averages throughout the quarter, and continued to deliver larger gem quality rough diamonds in the special category (+10.8 carats).
Despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions limiting processing capacity in the quarter, the Company sold a total of 4,468.04 carats, generating gross revenues of USD $1,208,106, resulting in a combined average price of USD $270.39 per carat. Approximately 1,500 additional carats, including several rough diamonds in the +10.8 specials category, have been delivered as of the date of this release. These, along with the rough diamonds recovered to the end of June 2021, will be recorded as stock on hand at the end of the period and offered in the Company's upcoming Q2 tender and sales.
2,122.76 carats of rough diamonds were tendered and sold in an initial offering, generating gross revenues of USD $591,733, for a combined average price of USD $278.78 per carat.
599.72 carats of rough diamonds were tendered and sold in a second offering, generating gross revenues of USD $183,808, for a combined average price of USD $306.49 per carat.
1,745.56 carats of rough diamonds tendered and sold in a third offering, generating gross revenues of USD $432,566, for a combined average price of USD $247.81 per carat.
"These results continue to demonstrate our ability to achieve strong dollar per carat averages and to generate significant gross revenues, while currently processing material at lower volumes due to the global Pandemic", stated Mr. Dean Taylor, Diamcor CEO. "With industry experts widely reporting on the current and potential long-term shortage of rough diamonds, we are very well positioned to take advantage of this trend through our planned increase in processing volumes."
About Diamcor Mining Inc.
Diamcor Mining Inc. is a fully reporting publicly traded junior diamond mining company which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol V.DMI, and on the OTC QB International under the symbol DMIFF. The Company has a well-established operational and production history in South Africa and extensive prior experience supplying rough diamonds to the world market.
About the Tiffany & Co. Alliance
The Company has established a long-term strategic alliance and first right of refusal with Tiffany & Co. Canada, a subsidiary of world famous New York based Tiffany & Co., to purchase up to 100% of the future production of rough diamonds from the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project at then current prices to be determined by the parties on an ongoing basis. In conjunction with this first right of refusal, Tiffany & Co. Canada also provided the Company with financing to advance the Project. Tiffany & Co. is a publicly traded company which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TIF. For additional information on Tiffany & Co., please visit their website at www.tiffany.com.
About Krone-Endora at Venetia
In February 2011, Diamcor acquired the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project from De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, consisting of the prospecting rights over the farms Krone 104 and Endora 66, which represent a combined surface area of approximately 5,888 hectares directly adjacent to De Beers' flagship Venetia Diamond Mine in South Africa. On September 11, 2014, the Company announced that the South African Department of Mineral Resources had granted a Mining Right for the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project encompassing 657.71 hectares of the Project's total area of 5,888 hectares. The Company has also submitted an application for a mining right over the remaining areas of the Project. The deposits which occur on the properties of Krone and Endora have been identified as a higher-grade "Alluvial" basal deposit which is covered by a lower-grade upper "Eluvial" deposit. The deposits are proposed to be the result of the direct-shift (in respect to the "Eluvial" deposit) and erosion (in respect to the "Alluvial" deposit) of material from the higher grounds of the adjacent Venetia Kimberlite areas. The deposits on Krone-Endora occur in two layers with a maximum total depth of approximately 15.0 metres from surface to bedrock, allowing for a very low-cost mining operation to be employed with the potential for near-term diamond production from a known high-quality source. Krone-Endora also benefits from the significant development of infrastructure and services already in place due to its location directly adjacent to the Venetia Mine.
Qualified Person Statement:
Mr. James P. Hawkins (B.Sc., P.Geo.), is Manager of Exploration & Special Projects for Diamcor Mining Inc., and the Qualified Person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 responsible for overseeing the execution of Diamcor's exploration programmes and a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta ("APEGA"). Mr. Hawkins has reviewed this press release and approved of its contents.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Mr. Dean H. Taylor
President & CEO
Diamcor Mining Inc.
For further information contact:
Mr. Dean H. Taylor
Diamcor Mining Inc
+1 250 862-3212
Mr. Rich Matthews
+1 (604) 757-7179
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. While these forward-looking statements represent our best current judgement, they are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict and which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Further, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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