Lucapa also has early-stage exploration projects in Australia (Brooking) and Botswana (Orapa Area F).
The 80% owned Brooking diamond project covers an area of 117km2 in Western Australia’s West Kimberley region. Brooking is located within 50km of the Ellendale mine which, when in production, produced more than 50% of the world’s annual supply of fancy yellow diamonds.
Lucapa’s exploration programs have proven Brooking hosts source rocks with extremely high numbers of diamonds and is thus prospective for diamondiferous lamproite discoveries. New exploration targets have been identified from geophysical data and stream sampling programs, while laboratory micro-diamond results are awaited from the Big Spring Creek lamproites within the project.
Lucapa’s Orapa Area F project is located ~40km east of the prolific Orapa diamond mine in Botswana.
Preliminary exploration programs completed by Lucapa at Orapa Area F have been successful in identifying kimberlite drilling targets.