Since 2008, Lucapa has operated the Lulo concession in a partnership with Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (Endiama), Angola’s national diamond company, and Rosas & Petalas, the private company of lawyer Dr Celso Rosas who resides in the Angolan capital of Luanda.
The Lulo partners conduct alluvial diamond mining operations through Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML) (Lucapa 40% owner and operator), which was formally incorporated in May 2016.
Alluvial and kimberlite exploration activities are conducted by the Lulo partners under separate exploration licences.
Diamonds mined in Angola, including production from Lulo, are sold through the Government diamond trading division SODIAM, a subsidiary of Endiama EP, in line with the principles of the Kimberley Process.
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