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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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Rockwell Diamonds exceeds production target, set to return to profit

07 october 2009

Rockwell Diamonds says it exceeded its production target from its three operating mines in South Africa and is now operating at a break-even point.
The company produced more than 2500 carats per month from its three operating mines during the period June to September 2009. 
Rockwell had previously achieved similar production from four mines.
“In spite of the world economic recession, precipitous decline in diamond prices, and costly unforeseen corporate activity, Rockwell has demonstrated its ability to rapidly adapt to these challenges,” company president and chief executive John Bristow said in a statement 
“The improvements set in place have ensured that the company is operating at a break-even point and is well placed to return to profit and grow as diamond prices improve further.”
Meanwhile Rockwell said that the Klipdam mine had continued to meet production targets on a regular basis. 
It said operating cash costs were below USD3/t.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia