Corporate profile

Firestone Diamonds is a diamond producer operating a world-class diamond mine, supplying rare rough diamonds to an expanding global market. Its asset, the Liqhobong Diamond Mine, located in the Lesotho Highlands, commenced production in 2016.

Firestone’s vision is to be a mid-tier diamond producer and preferred and trusted partner of choice by all of its stakeholders and local communities alike.

The Liqhobong Diamond Mine is owned 75% by Firestone and 25% by the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The Company commenced construction in July 2014 and achieved first production in October 2016. In the 12 months to end-June 2018, the company’s first full financial year of production, 835,832 carats were produced at 22 carats per hundred tonnes.

Lesotho is emerging as one of Africa’s significant new diamond producers, and also hosts the Letseng Mine as well as the Kao Diamond Mine and the Mothae development project.