Diamond mine sold for $8.1m

INTERNATIONAL – A diamond mine in Botswana sold for $8.1million (R102m) at an online auction after its liquidators failed to secure viable offers via conventional bids.
Online bids for Lerala Diamond Mine opened on May 24 and closed at 5pm local time this Wednesday.
Lerala, which is owned by Sydney-based Kimberley Diamonds, was placed under judicial management in June last year due to weak sales and high operating costs.
“I can confirm the winning bid was $8.12m, but beyond that I cannot comment on the identity of the bidder or any other information, until the liquidator gives me the go …read more