Cut 9 to yield 48 million carats at Jwaneng

Cut 9 further deepen and expand Jwaneng Mine PIC: DEBSWANA.COM
Cut 9 further deepen and expand Jwaneng Mine PIC: DEBSWANA.COM

Debswana is due to further deepen its 650-metre pit at Jwaneng Mine to tap into an ore body that will yield approximately 48 million carats and support the mine to its end of life in 2034, BusinessWeek has established.

Known as Cut 9, the massive project will involve tapping into a 40 million tonne ore body at Jwaneng Mine.

Since the middle of last year, Debswana has been producing diamonds from its Cut 8 seam, which was accessed by deepening the pit from 410 metres to 650 metres.

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