Lucapa's Mothae Mine To Restart, Govt Approves New Marketing Channel

Mining and Exploration
09/09/2020 14:10

Mining Review reports that Lucapa's Lesotho Mothae mine, which had been placed on care and maintenance due to the pandemic at the end of March, will resume activities later this year. In addition, the Lesotho government has approved a proposal that will allow the Australia-based miner to market its rough diamonds through direct partnerships with diamantaires, similar to what Lucapa has implemented for its Lulo (Angola) operation. “Mothae is a unique mine and an important contributor to the Basotho nation. The recommencement of operations and implementation of the new marketing channel will see the full potential of the Mothae kimberlite mine unlocked.", Lucapa MD Stephen Wetherall commented.