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Angola to produce 10 mln cts of diamonds this year

01 july 2014

Angola is expected to boost its diamond output this year by 25 percent to reach 10 million carats, an official has said.
Macauhub quoted the country’s geology and mining minister Francisco Queiroz as saying at a London mining conference that the increase in output followed the launch of operations launched at two projects.
“This year we have an ambitious target of 9.5 million carats in industrial [production] and 550,000 carats in artisanal [production], which means we have to produce 10 million carats,” he said.
Angola produced just above 8 million carats of diamonds last year.
Queiroz said he was confident that the 2014 target would be reached, and played down information in the bulletin of his ministry about a 24 percent drop in production from 785,000 carats in April to 600,000 carats in May.
“In April we had to carry out maintenance at the main diamond mine, which is Catoca. That stoppage of two mills naturally led to a drop in production, which has since returned,” he said.
Catoca accounted for 85 to 87 percent of diamond production in Angola, said the minister.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished