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Lucara Names New VP of Mineral Resources

SourcingJul 05, 2024

Lucara Names New VP of Mineral Resources

Lauren Freeman, a Ph.D. with more than 25 years of experience in mining, has joined the company.

Vancouver, British Columbia—Miner Lucara Diamond Corp. announced this week that it has appointed Lauren Freeman as vice president of mineral resources. 

Her appointment is effective July 1. She will oversee all aspects of mineral resource management for the company’s Karowe mine in Botswana and contribute to its overall development strategy. 

Freeman holds a Ph.D. in economic geology and a GDE in mining engineering, both from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She is also a registered professional natural scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions. 
 
A specialist in large Type II diamonds, she has more than 25 years of experience in the mining industry, with a focus on mineral resource estimation, diamond value management, diamond pricing, geological modelling, and strategic mine planning.  


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Freeman has held senior roles at several diamond mining and resource consulting companies, leading teams responsible for resource definition and underground expansion projects.

Lucara is currently in the process of going underground at Karowe, its only active mine, but announced last year that the project will take longer and cost more than expected due to unforeseen complications. 

“We are delighted to welcome Lauren to the Lucara team,” Lucara CEO William Lamb said.  

“Her extensive experience and technical expertise in mineral resource management will be invaluable as we continue to optimize diamond recovery from our Karowe mine and develop our mine and ore extraction plan for our underground project.”  


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