Motapa Diamonds Inc.

Motapa Diamonds Inc.

November 18, 2005 09:00 ET

Motapa Completes 2005 Drilling on Mulonga Plain

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 18, 2005) - Motapa Diamonds Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTP) and Caledonia Mining Corporation (TSX:CAL) today announce completion of the 2005 drill program on the Mulonga Plain joint venture in western Zambia.

Ten, out of an original 11, airborne gravity and magnetic targets were tested in the program, one hole was abandoned due to poor drilling conditions. Basalt basement was intersected in each of the holes at depths ranging from 87 meters to 173 meters with no kimberlite intercepts reported from any of the holes. Motapa has defined four prospective regions within the extensive Mulonga Plain anomaly through prior heavy mineral sampling, airborne magnetics and reconnaissance drilling. The 2005 drill program was designed to test the easternmost of these prospective regions and followed on from completion and interpretation of an airborne gravity survey in late 2004.

Core samples from this drill program are enroute to Cape Town for kimberlite indicator mineral recovery and analysis. These results are anticipated in late January 2006 and will be used to formulate plans for ongoing work on the easternmost prospective region of the Mulonga Plain anomaly.

Commenting on the results, Motapa's CEO Dr. Larry Ott noted: "The extensive Mulonga Plain diamond and kimberlite indicator mineral anomaly remains highly prospective for discovery. This program has provided an initial drill test of one of four well-defined indicator mineral dispersions. The remaining three areas, in the central and western portions of the Mulonga Plain remain essentially untested and results of this program should add considerably to our understanding of kimberlite indicator mineral dispersion within the Mulonga Plain and better constrain likely source kimberlite areas."

Motapa's exploration programs are conducted under the direction of Dr. Larry Ott, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board


Dr. Larry Ott, Chief Executive Officer

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