Diamonds in Angola, a potential of 1 billion of carats
A study conducted by Angolan and Russian geologists as part of a cooperation agreement between the Alrosa group and the Endiama has divided the country into four areas. Angola has a total diamond potential of over 1 billion carats: it emerges from a study conducted by Angolan and Russian geologists as part of a cooperation agreement between the mining group Alrosa and the national diamond company of the country Endiama.
In Luanda, the deputy director of the Alrosa group of geological exploration of the Alrosa group Victor Ustinov, said: “more than 95 millions are kimberlits “ as reported by the press agency Prensa Latina.
The expert also added that the number could reach 1.5 billion carats if further studies on the coun-try's potential were conducted. The study allowed to divide the Angolan territory into four areas with different potentials. Geologists have concluded that most of the kimberlites discovered in the country are in northeastern Angola and belong to an area called "open territories", where they are exposed to the air and are visible. In 2016, 9 million carats of diamonds were mined in Angola, in-cluding 7 in the Catoca mine.
Sources: "preziosamagazine.com article by C. Di Martino"