Thabex is a Junior Mining and exploration company in Johannesburg South Africa and is developing the Monastery kimbertile in the Marquard district of the eastern Free State Province. Thabex will commence production of crushed kimberlite on Granting of the Mining Right at Monastery Mine in the Free State Province
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Developing and Exploring Exceptional Kimberlites with Exceptional Pure Diamonds

   


  • Outcrop of Monastery Kimberlite towards the eastern portion of the pipe - MK4 type
  • Concentrate from oxidised dump - indicating heavy minerals - ilmenite (black) and garnet (red)
  • Monastery rough diamonds recovered during prospecting of the oxidised dump
  • Oxidised dump processed during prospecting
  • Prospecting in the softer Monastery Kimbertlite in Northern portion of the pipe (type MK3)
  • High quality type IIa 9.51cts Monestary rough diamond recovered in the softer Monastery Kimberlite (MK3)
  • Recovery plant during prospecting with 100tph DMS Plant on the right
  • Quality Monastery rough diamonds from prospecting
Outcrop of Monastery Kimberlite towards the eastern portion of the pipe - MK4 type1 Concentrate from oxidised dump - indicating heavy minerals - ilmenite (black) and garnet (red)2 Monastery rough diamonds recovered during prospecting of the oxidised dump3 Oxidised dump processed during prospecting4 Prospecting in the softer Monastery Kimbertlite in Northern portion of the pipe (type MK3)5 High quality type IIa 9.51cts Monestary rough diamond recovered in the softer Monastery Kimberlite (MK3)6 Recovery plant during prospecting with 100tph DMS Plant on the right7 Quality Monastery rough diamonds from prospecting8

NEWS
19 February 2016
Salt River Resources has been informed by the DMR that it is presently assessing the company's Social Labour Plan as it relates to the various communities.
22 July 2015
In view of the present less than favourable market condictions, PureDiamonds Resources (Pty) Ltd (formerly Tradepost 121 (Pty) Ltd), a subsidiary of Thabex Ltd, is continuing to investigate alternative mining methods for its proposed mining operation at Monastery Mine with possibly implementing the MineRP 2-4D Collaborator (see www.MineRP.com) .
9 June 2015
An internal appeal in terms of the Mining Act by the Schimper Family Trust against the granting of the Mining Right to Monastery Mine (Pty) Ltd on a 117ha area of the farms The Monastery 237 and Laura 267, lodged on or about 14 February 2014, was adjudicated by the Appeal Authority of the DMR, the Minister of Mineral Resources, and was subsequently dismissed.
6 June 2015
ESKOM in Upington confirms that it is continuing the assessment of Salt River Resoures Ltd's application for an initial 1MW electricity supply and a final 25MW supply.

Geology for Investors

In Search of Diamonds: An Introduction to Kimberlite Exploration


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