Debmarine Namibia has launched the world’s largest and most advanced diamond exploration vessel, the mv SS Nujoma, to explore for diamond deposits on the ocean floor offshore from Namibia. The 12,000-mt, diesel-electric-powered vessel is 113 m long, can accommodate a crew of 80, and has a helicopter deck suitable for Sikorsky S61s. It was constructed in Ulsteinvik, Norway, and fitted with its subsea sampling system, designed by De Beers Group, in Cape Town, South Africa.
Seabridge Gold has acquired a 100% interest in the Snowstorm gold project in northern Nevada from PFR Gold Holdings. The project consists of 31 mi2 of land strategically located at the projected intersection of the Carlin trend, the Getchell trend and the Northern Nevada rift zone.
Mirasol Resources has signed a definitive option agreement with OceanaGold to explore Mirasol’s La Curva gold project in Santa Cruz province, Argentina. The agreement grants Oceana the option to acquire up to a 75% interest in the project in five stages.