Deal #5550

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Exact location
Location
Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Latitude
-22.62480200515821
Longitude
24.77462381162104
Target country
Botswana
Comment on location
The Ghaghoo deposit lies in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)

Land area

Comment on land area
Size is not known.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Mining

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Exploitation permit / license / concession (for mineral resources)

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2011] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Gem Diamonds acquired the exploration licence in 2007, but the mining license in 2011.

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] In operation (production)
[2017] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Placed on care and maintenance in February 2017.

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Number of total jobs created

Jobs created (total)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (total)
250
Comment on jobs created (total)
250 jobs expected for phase 1

Operating company

Operating company
Name of investment project
Ghaghoo diamond mine

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
Mining-technology-- Ghaghoo Diamond Mine, Botswana

Data source #2

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-02-16
Comment on data source
The Diamond Loupe- Gem Diamonds Puts Ghaghoo Mine (Botswana) on Care & Maintenance

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-08
Comment on data source
Business Report- Ghaghoo diamond operation opens in Botswana

Data source #5

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
EJAtlas- Ghaghoo mine diamond extraction in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Botswana

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2016-12-21
Comment on data source
The Botswana Gazette- CKGR Ghahgoo Diamond Mine Struggling.

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2014-09-04
Comment on data source
Botswana government lies exposed as diamond mine opens on Bushman land

Data source #8

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2017-03-15
Comment on data source
Business Day- Ghaghoo mine impairment drags Gem Diamonds to deep loss

Data source #9

Data source type
Other (Please specify in comment field)
File
Comment on data source
Survival International- publication on the timeline of the mine.

Promised benefits for local communities

Promised benefits for local communities
Other
Comment on promised benefits for local communities
Gem Diamonds planned to assist local communities with access to water. It had also established a community trust, which had commissioned community projects. It is not clear to what extent projects were delivered.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Comment on former land owner
Bushmen lived on the land, but owned by the state. Explorations took place by De Beers on the land in the 1980's and onwards.

Former land use

Former land use
Conservation
Comment on former land use
Part of Central Kalahari Game reserve.

Former land cover

Former land cover
Shrub land/Grassland (Rangeland)
Other land (e.g. developed land – specify in comment field)
Comment on former land cover
Sandveld.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Resources area
Diamonds

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes

Water extraction envisaged

Water extraction envisaged
Yes

Source of water extraction

Source of water extraction
Groundwater

June 15, 2017, 1:43 p.m.

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