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Gemfields scales down mining at Zambia’s Kagem Emerald Mine

01 april 2009

Coloured gemstone miner Gemfields says despite encouraging increase in overall grade, quality and quantities of their emerald production, it was forced to reduce the scale of mining at its Kagem emerald mine, in Zambia as a result of the global economic recession.
“With the current economic climate and deteriorating markets for diamonds and other gemstones in mind, Gemfields has reduced the scale of mining at the Kagem emerald mine,” company chairperson Graham Mascall said.
“In addition, and until the prospects for a recovery in the gemstone market become clearer, Gemfields has chosen to minimise all non-essential capital, project development and exploration expenditure.”
During the six month period ended December 2008, Kagem achieved significant mining operation improvements as it produced 14.7 million gemstone carats (comprising emerald and beryl), a significant increase over comparable periods for the previous two years, and an average of 2.4 million carats per month.
For the same period in 2007, its production totalled 3.7 million carats.
During the six months under review, Gemfields reported a loss of USD186.5-million and projected a further downturn.
“Gemfields’ performance has been and will thus likely continue to be significantly lower than projected at the time of readmission to AIM in June 2008, and will result in an operating loss for the financial year ending 30 June 2009,” he said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Zambia