TSX.V Symbol (DMI)
KELOWNA, BC, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the "Company") reports that it has now completed the construction, installation, and commissioning work associated with the planned expansion of the Company's in-field dry-screening plant at the Company's Krone-Endora at Venetia Project (the "Project"). These upgrades included the installation of a second Dabmar Bivitec screening unit as well as the design, construction and installation of significant additional conveyor and material handling structures to create a closed-loop automated system to enhance the treatment and removal of fine materials under 1.2mm. The Company also completed the design, construction and installation of a large material storage and transfer bin and associated conveyor structures to allow for the automated loading of screened material for transport to the Company's treatment plant. The Company believes this expansion will enhance the efficient screening of fine material, reduce operating costs, and effectively support increased processing capacities in the long-term.
While much of the focus during the first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2014 centred on completing the above expansion, the Company did participate in one diamond tender selling a total of 2,507.23 carats of rough diamonds generating gross revenues of $487,018.12 (US), or $194.25 (US) per carat, on average. The Company is pleased with these tender results given that the vast majority of materials processed during the commissioning and testing exercises performed later in the fiscal quarter were from upper gravels and areas which were expected to be of generally lower grade. As of June 30, 2014 the Company had approximately 1,000 additional carats of rough diamonds on hand, which will be tendered for sale in the Company's second fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2014.
The recovery of all rough diamonds to date, including those recovered and sold during the three month period ended June 30, 2014, has been incidental to the ongoing commissioning and testing exercises being performed at the Company's Krone-Endora at Venetia Project. The above-noted testing exercises and incidental recoveries do not form part of the initial NI43-101 Technical Report filed by the Company on July 30, 2009, and thus no general grade, price, or quality determination is intended by the Company at this time due to the nature and purpose of the processing of this material.
About Diamcor Mining Inc.
Diamcor Mining Inc. is a fully reporting publically traded junior diamond mining company which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol V.DMI, and on the OTC QX International under the symbol DMIFF. The Company has a well-established prior operational and production history in South Africa, extensive prior experience supplying rough diamonds to the world market, and has established a long-term strategic alliance with world famous Tiffany & Co. Rather than exposing itself to the high risks and costs associated with traditional exploration, the Company's focus is on the identification, acquisition, and operation of unique diamond projects with near-term production potential such as the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project. For additional information on Diamcor, please visit our website at www.diamcormining.com.
About the Tiffany & Co. Alliance
As announced on March 29, 2011, 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 substantial financing to advance the Project as quickly as possible. Tiffany & Co. is a publically traded company which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TIF. Founded in 1837, the Tiffany name is now globally recognised as one of the premier luxury jewellery and specialty retailers in the world. Through Tiffany & Co. and various other subsidiaries, the company is engaged in product design, manufacturing, and retailing activities on a global basis. As of April 30, 2014, Tiffany & Co. operated 292 stores and boutiques in the Americas, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United Arab Emirates, and also engages in direct selling through internet, catalog and business gift operations. 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. De Beers previously completed various exploration efforts on initial areas of interest comprised of approximately 307 hectares, a summary of which was reported in an initial Independent NI 43-101 Technical Report filed by the Company on July 30, 2009. 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 an average total depth of less than 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. Since acquiring Krone-Endora the Company has completed the construction and installation of extensive infrastructure at the Project, along with the installation of a purpose built modular processing plant, and extensive quarrying and in-field screening operations. The Company's current efforts are designed to be a continuation of the ongoing advancement of the Project, and as part of the Company's preparations for an ultimate decision to move from bulk sampling and trial mining exercises to full scale mining operations.
Qualified Person Statement:
Mr. James P. Hawkins (BSc., 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
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.
WE SEEK SAFE HARBOUR
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Diamcor Mining Inc.
For further information: