According to the official, in the near future, the company "will be able to process the first diamond stones in the said mine", says a statement from Endiama, which VerAngola had access to.
Cited in the note, Rogério Guimarães made it known that they currently have two projects of their own running: Luachimba and Xamacanda, both in Lunda Norte province, in the municipalities of Lucapa and Cuango, respectively.
"Right now, we have two of our own projects under way, Luachimba and Xamacanda, which are the biggest challenges", he said.
Endiama's director of geology also informed that, in January this year, work on the Xamacanda project had started. "We started work on the Xamacanda project, in January of this year, starting the survey of the field of life and we have the team working there", he said.
Regarding Luachima, the official said that it is "at a more advanced stage", having already identified the existence of ore: "As for Luachimba, it is at a more advanced stage. We have already identified the existence of ore, we are on the right path and we hope to start testing and processing later this year," he said, quoted in the statement.
"According to the geologist, the volume of carats to be processed in the pilot production phase of the Luachimba is dependent on the study that will be carried out after the entry into operation of its treatment plant", adds the statement.
Both projects are 100 percent owned by Endiama.