Debswana output up 27% on Orapa recovery

Orapa mine
Orapa mine

Debswana Diamond Mining Company ramped up production at its four mines by 27 percent in the first quarter of this year largely on the back of output recovery at Orapa Mine.

According to production figures released by parent company Anglo American, production at Orapa jumped 54 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013 when plant maintenance curtailed production at the country’s oldest diamond mine.

In the three months to March this year, Debswana produced 5.76 million carats, with Orapa producing 3.2 million and Jwaneng 2.4 million.

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