A total of 25 kimberlites have been located in Mali, of which 8 are diamondiferous. The Kéniéba area, close to the Senegalese border has seen the recovery of several large gem quality diamonds (one reaching 233 carats). Mink International (49%) and Ashton West Africa (51%), a subsidiary of Ashton Mining, are involved in a drilling programme on the 36,000 square km Kenieba diamond concession in Mali. The joint venture discovered three new kimberlite pipes, as well as over 60 new targets. The 44 hectare Kassama anomaly on the Tambaoura Plateau bordering the Kenieba Valley could be the largest known kimberlite pipe in west Africa.

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