Dr. Stephen Haggerty to join Diamcor Mining's Board of Directors

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    KELOWNA, BC, April 25 /CNW/ - Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V:DMI) ("Diamcor"
or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen E. Haggerty has
agreed to join the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Haggerty is a
distinguished geophysics research professor and has been recognized as one of
the world's leading diamond experts. His over four decades of experience in
the diamond industry will greatly compliment the Company's current management
team and enhance its ability to achieve ongoing acquisition and growth
    Dr. Haggerty graduated from the Royal School of Mines in Economic Geology
in 1964 and received his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1968. This was
followed by a three-year post-doctoral Carnegie Fellowship at the Geophysical
Laboratory in Washington, D.C., followed by a lengthy tenure at the University
of Massachusetts. His most recent post has been as Distinguished Research
Professor at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr.
Haggerty's extensive industry research has ranged from studies of lunar
samples and meteorites, to diamonds and the evolution of the Earth's upper
mantle. He was a Principal Investigator for ten years in the U.S. Apollo and
Soviet Luna sample return programs and served on the Lunar Sample Analysis
Planning Team. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Haggerty spent his Fulbright year
researching diamond-bearing rocks in Hyderabad, in south central India. In
January 2001, he participated in a White House conference where he provided
scientific bases for the identification of "conflict" diamonds, essential for
the implementation of the Clean Diamonds Act passed by the United States
Congress and signed into law in 2003.
    A native of South Africa, Dr. Haggerty is from the Witwatersrand Basin 
which is located 50 kilometres from the Bushveld ecoregion and the famous
Premier Diamond Mine. He is also the long-time landowner of the property on
which the famous Jagersfontein mine is situated. Jagersfontein has a long and
powerful history and its diamonds were famous for both their exceptional
quality and size. Of the ten largest diamonds ever found in the world, two
came from this mine - a 972 carat blue-white called the Excelsior and
640 carat named the Reitz. The Jagersfontein mine has not operated for many
years, however, it is estimated that approximately 30-50 million tonnes of
diamond tailings from this historical underground mine remain embedded on the
    Dean Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Diamcor commented, "We look
forward to this opportunity to work closely with Dr. Haggerty and to the
valued input he will add as a member of our Board of Directors. His extensive
technical knowledge, understanding, and his past working relationships with
some of the diamond industry's leading companies will certainly assist Diamcor
in its efforts to secure and analyze additional projects in the future."

    About Diamcor Mining:

    Diamcor Mining Inc. is a junior mining and exploration company with
active operations and established key strategic relationships within the
Republic of South Africa. The Company's main operating asset is the So Ver
Tailings Re-treatment facility located within the Kimberley region of South
Africa which recovers an average of approximately 1500 carats of diamonds each
month. The Company is determined to use this established operating history and
industry knowledge to increase its current production of diamonds through the
development and acquisition of additional quality properties in the region.
The Company operates offices in both Canada and South Africa. Diamcor's
securities trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (V:DMI). For more information
about Diamcor Mining Inc., please visit our website at www.diamcormining.com.

    Forward Looking Information:

    This release includes certain forward-looking statements including,
without limitation, statements concerning Diamcor's future plans and
positions, business strategy, proposed transactions, projected costs and plans
and objectives of management for future operations. Forward-looking statements
generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as
"may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe,"
"should," "plans," or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon
or similar terminology. Although Diamcor believes that the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no
assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. These
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these
forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Dean H. Taylor, President and Chief
Operating Officer, Diamcor Mining Inc., (250) 864-3326,

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