The rough diamonds comprised 13 stones ranging from 0.20 carats to 1.57 carats. The 3.90 grammes of gold were also recovered at Baja site 2.
The company added that although the Baja washing plant experienced four days of machinery downtime during the initial phase of processing, stability had been restored and sampling was now continuing with minimal downtime. Excavation work had also commenced at Baja sites 3 and 4.
Meanwhile, further excavation work is currently in progress at Tongo site 1. Golden Saint said the overburden thickness of 5.2 metres was thicker than expected, resulting in the stripping of 12,500 tonnes. Notwithstanding, the additional stripping, the basal gravels will be reached shortly and subsequently excavated for onward processing, Golden Saint said, adding that it would focus primarily in the 2016-17 dry season on developing inferred resources for selected alluvial terrace deposits along the Sewa River and Woa River in the Baja and Tongo licences, respectively.