A diamond deposit may have been discovered Tshipaka located in the south west Kasai Occidental (West Kasai). Tshipaka is located about 125 miles southwest of Bulape toward the Angola border.
East Kasai (Oriental) is currently known for diamonds.
Miningmx reports that JSE-listed diamond firm BRC DiamondCore may lose its South African diamond mining licenses due to dissension with unions regarding the retrenchment of 200 diamond mine workers.
According to reports, the diamond company reportedly discovered an important kimberlite discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months ago. Miningmx maintains that BRC has yet to inform its shareholders about the find.
The discovery is thought to be connected to diamond geologist Mike de Witt's search for the source of the rich alluvial diamond deposits in southwest DRC, called Tshikapa.
BRC DiamondCore has focused on the area due to its strong potential to yield rare diamondiferous kimberlite deposits.