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Storm Mountain Diamonds (Pty) Ltd ('SMD') operates a kimberlite diamond mine at Kao, Lesotho.

The kimberlite pipe is the largest in Lesotho and the fourth largest in Southern Africa. SMD is jointly owned by Namakwa Diamonds Limited and the Lesotho Government.

We employ almost 800 people, 97% are Lesotho Citizens of which 34% come from the local village

  • SMD’s success is one of the unique memoirs in the history of diamond mining in Lesotho Situated in the beautiful Butha Buthe District, Kingdom of Lesotho
  • The largest kimberlite pipe in Lesotho The largest kimberlite pipe in Lesotho and fourth largest in Southern Africa
  • Our pink diamonds have made history Our Kao mine has become a primary producer of exceptional pink diamonds
  • Situated in beautiful Butha Buthe Lesotho Our success is one of the unique memoirs in the history of diamond mining in Lesotho
  • Engaging, Collaborating & Supporting our community Engaging, collaborating & supporting our community
  • Engaging, Collaborating & Supporting our community Continuously working towards our goal of responsible and sustainable mining

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