Federal Republic of Central Kongo
KWANGO RIVER PROJECT
The Kwango River drains the Chitamba-Lulo Kimberlite Cluster in Lunda. Diamonds are known to occur within the active river channel as well as on flats and terraces within the river's flood plain.
The alluvial/fluvial potential of the river has never been tested using modern exploration techniques although artisanal diggers have been exploiting the river's diamondiferous gravel deposits for decades.
In 2006 and 2007, a total of 909 manual pits and 35 excavator pits were excavated and 136 mud/auger drillholes were drilled. The objective of the 2006-2007 pitting/drilling program was to obtain a preliminary understanding of the extent, thickness and depth of the gravel horizons which occur within the Kwango River flood plain.
Paleochannels and potholes on the most prospective flats between Tembo and Kitangu.
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