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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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De Beers Canada says still planning winter shutdown at Snap Lake

28 september 2009

De Beers Canada is still planning to go ahead with a four-week winter closedown in December at its Snap Lake diamond mine despite a decision last week by Rio Tinto Diamonds to cancel a planned shutdown at its Diavik diamond mine, reported.
Rio Tinto, which owns 60 percent of the Diavik operation, cancelled the closedown saying there was a rising demand for stones.
"Our 2009 plan, which included a six-week shutdown in the summer and a four-week shutdown in December, still holds at this time," said De Beers spokesperson Cathie Bolstad. However, she stressed a final decision on the shutdown has yet to be made.
"We have just completed running a number of mining operation scenarios for 2010 and these, along with our recommendation for 2010, are now making their way through the approval systems within the family of companies," Bolstad told Canada's Northern News Services.
"We are cognizant of the winter road deadlines for fuel and supplies. Any decisions we need to make that result in a need for more fuel or supplies will be decisions made in time for those deadlines."
De Beers laid off more than 100 contract workers at Snap Lake earlier this year due to the financial crisis as part of an effort to reduce worldwide staff by 23 percent.
"We are keeping our employees informed regarding the 2010 strategic business plans submitted, but are asking them to stay focused on safety first and the current mine plan," said Bolstad. "Currently we are seeing some positive trends in the industry, but we are cautiously optimistic," Bolstad said.