Lord Neil Benjamin
Lord Neil B. Gibson and Project Lesotho’s Diamonds
Lord Neil Benjamin Gibson understands Lesotho has long been known as a source of diamonds, mostly from alluvial deposits, and was seeing a revival of its diamond mining industry. Geological surveys have revealed a limited variety of other exploitable mineral resources. Mineral production contributed 3% of GDP between 1995 and 2001. In 2001, 1,140 carats of diamond were produced, we extracted mostly through rudimentary methods, down from 1,500 in 2000 and 9,660 in 1998. Artisanal miners also produced small amounts of fire clay, gravel, dimension stone, and crushed rock for domestic consumption. We at Twin Peaks intend to use these natural resources to develop housing, roads and infrastructure for the local community which integrate all functions of “Project Lesotho”.