Marine Shallow Waters, South Africa
Trans Hex’s shallow water operation is off the Western Coast of South Africa and consists of the operation at De Punt.
The diamonds mined here are generally found close to the bedrock and are deposited in high-energy environment sediments containing pebbles, cobbles and boulders. These sediments commonly owe their existence to storm beach deposits along the base lines of low cliffs that back wave-cut terraces.
The shallow water concessions are mined and prospected by contracted sea vessels, shallow water shore-units and beach-mining units.
The majority of these contractors are derived from the surrounding local communities and the boats are based at Lamberts Bay, Doring Bay, Hondeklip Bay and Kleinzee.
Somiluana Mine, Angola
Trans Hex operates the Somiluana Mine, located approximately 1 000 km northeast of Luanda in the diamond-rich but underdeveloped province of Lunda Norte. Trans Hex holds a 33% stake in the Mine, while Endiama, the state diamond company, holds a 39% stake; the balance of the shares is collectively held by three local companies. Somiluana started production in June 2010.