Kimberley Diamond sweats on ministerial approval for Ellendale

GEMSTONE hopeful Kimberley Diamond Company is staring down the barrel of a four-month delay at its Ellendale diamond project in Western Australia.

Kimberley bought Ellendale off the Rio Tinto-owned Argyle joint venture earlier this year for $23.25 million and predicted that a 750,000 tonnes per annum operation would start before Christmas.