The Mothae Project is located at an elevation of 2,900m above mean sea level and approximately latitude 28°58'S and longitude 28°48'E. Access is locally by gravel road from the main asphalt road through the mountains of northern Lesotho that passes the nearby Letseng Diamond Mine.
The Mothae Project is positioned on the undulating highland plateau of Lesotho that enjoys a cool subtropical continental climate with a summer rainy season from October to March and a cold, dry winter. Average precipitation may exceed 1,000mm and the temperature rarely exceeds 25°C in summer.
The Mothae Project area is served by a modest infrastructure. A small airstrip at the Letseng Diamond Mine may be available by special arrangement. The only road route is sealed but follows a tortuous course up the Moteng Pass into the mountains and may be subject to temporary closure due to landslides, winter snow, erosion or frost heave. The final 4.5km follows a steep gravel road recently re-surfaced by the Company. Power is available proximal to the project through from a line originally erected to serve the Letseng Diamond Mine. Surface (and underground) water is abundant in the area but will require measures to pipe to the project.
Lesotho is a grassland country that is notable for the almost complete absence of natural trees, especially in the highlands. The high plateau at 3,000m altitude is characterised by alpine grassland with sporadic scrub in more sheltered areas and valleys. Boggy swamps are quite common in the mountains, especially at the heads of valleys and overlying Kimberlite pipes; these usually comprise gravel, a thick soil horizon and surface peat.
The information in this section which is of a scientific or technical nature has been derived in part from the technical report entitled "Mothae Kimberlite Project, Lesotho, Independent Technical Report" dated February 12, 2007 prepared by Dr. Norman Lock (BSc, PhD, CGeol FGS, MGSSA, PrSciNat) of MSA Geoservices (Pty) Ltd., who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of this term in National Instrument 43-101. A copy of the report is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.