LONDON (Alliance News) – Stellar Diamonds PLC Wednesday said it has completed its first ore blast in its bulk sampling programme at the Tongo Kimberlite Dyke project in Sierra Leone.

The AIM-listed diamond development and production company focused in West Africa said the ore blast was completed on schedule, and said it is aiming to collect a diamond parcel of up to 2,000 carats for modelling the site’s resources.