Mining Weekly reported Firestone Diamonds (LSE:FDI) CEO Tim Wilkes said progress is being made at its Liqhobong mine pilot plant, after overcoming technical and weather challenges.
As quoted in the market news:
The pilot plant at Liqhobong was shut down for 14 shifts in July to be fitted with equipment necessary to reduce diamond breakage of the larger stones.
Firestone had previously recovered fragments of what appears to be five stones of over 100 ct each. Firestone Diamonds said the retrofitting was successful although returning the plant to steady-state production took longer than anticipated.