Botswana Diamonds plc (LSE:BOD) announced yesterday that five senior geologists from ALROSA (MCX:ALNU) have joined its team at the PL117 license, located in Orapa, Botswana.
As quoted in the press release:
The Alrosa team arrived on site 13 February 2014, joining the Botswana group, who commenced exploration work in January this year. Together they will carry out further soil sampling, geophysical and geochemical work to define exact drill targets, with drilling expected to commence during the second quarter of this year.
John Teeling, chairman of Botswana Diamonds, commented:
We have identified licence PL117 as a key focus and the objective now is to apply Alrosa’s track record of diamond exploration technology to locate high priority targets which we expect to drill.
Alrosa will add their unique exploration skills to our team’s knowledge, skills and experience to identify the best targets.