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Petra’s Cullinan Mine May Produce 27% More Carats

23 january 2009

Petra Diamonds Ltd., a producer of the gems in Africa, said its Cullinan mine in South Africa will yield as much as 27 percent more than initial estimates, Bloomberg reported.
The mine is targeted to produce 950,000 carats in the fiscal year to June, compared with an initial projection of between 750,000 and 850,000 carats, Petra said in a presentation distributed at the mine today.
Gem prices have “virtually halved” since November, Chief Executive Officer Johan Dippenaar told reporters at the site.
Consumers in the U.S., which accounts for about half of the world’s retail diamond sales, are reining in spending as the economy shrinks. ZAO Alrosa, Russia’s diamond monopoly, said last month it expected fourth-quarter sales last year to drop 31 percent below average quarterly levels. Toronto-based BRC DiamondCore Ltd. said last week it would extend a shutdown at its South African operations and start talks with labor unions over job cuts because of “depressed” prices.
Petra doesn’t plan any production cuts, Dippenaar said, adding that he expected the market wouldn’t improve until the end of next year.
The company is on course to produce 1 million carats this year, compared with 200,000 the previous year, Petra said. The company has interests in three other mines in South Africa, another in Tanzania and exploration projects in Angola, Botswana and Sierra Leone.
Petra’s shares fell 2 pence, or 3 percent, to 68 pence in London trading at 8:40 a.m., valuing the company at 125 million pounds ($174 million).