By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher
October 08, 2021 13: 48 ET | Source: Southstone Minerals Limited
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Southstone Minerals Limited (“Southstone” or the “Company”) (TSX.V – SML) is pleased to provide a production and operational update for the period 1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 (Q3 2021) on Oena Diamond Mine located in the Republic of South Africa.
Oena Diamond Mine, Republic of South Africa
Production at the Oena Diamond Mine during Q4 2021 operated with one mining contractor on site with four pan plants to process run of mine (“ROM”) material and one Bourevestnik (“BVX”) unit used for diamond recovery. Mining and processing of ROM material only occurred during the period and diamond production results for Q4 2021:
Number of Diamonds
US $ / carat average
Q4 2021 ROM
The Oena Diamond Mine continues to produce large and high-quality diamonds as summarized below.
Top 9 Diamonds by Value per Carat for Q4 2021
Diamond Size (carats)
Sold Price US $
US $ / carat
The Company continues to evaluate and assess further opportunities in the Republic of South Africa and elsewhere.
The technical disclosure in this news release has been approved by Terry L. Tucker, P.Geo., Executive Chairman of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SOUTHSTONE MINERALS LIMITED
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Certain information set forth in this news release contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” under applicable securities laws. Other than statements of historical fact some information in this news release constitutes forward-looking statements. These statements include management’s assessment about future plans and operations. They are based upon current internal expectations and projections. Forward-looking statements can be identified using words like “forecasts”, estimates”, “anticipates”, believes”, projects”, plans, “outlook”, capacity and similar expressions. These statements do not guarantee future performance, and undue dependence should not be placed upon them.
Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company’s actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources; the realization of mineral resource estimates; anticipated future production, capital and operating costs; cash flows and mine life; potential size of a mineralized zone; potential expansion of mineralization; potential types of mining operations; permitting timelines; government regulation of exploration and mining operations; risks that the presence of diamond deposits mentioned nearby the Company’s property are not indicative of the diamond mineralization on the Company’s property, the supply and demand for, deliveries of and the level and volatility of prices of rough diamonds, risks that the actual revenues will be less than projected; risks that the target production for the existing mining contracts will be less than projected or expected; risks that production will not commence as projected due to delay or inability to receive governmental approval of the Company’s acquisition or the timely completion of an NI43-101 report; technical problems; inability of management to secure sales or third party purchase contracts; currency and interest rate fluctuations; COVID-19; foreign exchange fluctuations and foreign operations; various events which could disrupt operations, including labor stoppages and severe weather conditions; and management’s ability to anticipate and manage the foregoing factors and risks.
The forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release are based on certain assumptions regarding, among other things, future prices for coal and diamonds; future currency and exchange rates; the Company’s ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations and access capital markets to meet its future obligations; coal consumption levels; and the Company’s ability to retain qualified staff and equipment in a cost-efficient manner to meet its demand. Forward-looking statements are not guaranteed to be accurate as future results and events may differ from what is anticipated. Forward-looking statements should not be relied upon by the reader. Unless required by law, the Company will not update any forward-looking statements in this news release. Statements regarding the Company’s ability to generate revenue are not an assurance of its ability to do so.
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