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Mwana ramps up production ‘quickly’ at SA diamond project

15 september 2014
Mwana Africa said production continues to ramp up “quickly” at the Klipspringer Slimes Retreatment Project in South Africa.
The company’s chief executive Kalaa Mpinga made this revelation in a brief statement posted on the company’s website following an annual general meeting, which was convened last Thursday.
The diversified mining company holds a 69.77 percent interest in Klipspringer, which was currently on care and maintenance but involved in a tailings retreatment project and investigating the viability of underground mining.
Klipspringer slimes retreatment project started last October.
Mwana increased its diamond output by 92 percent to 23,750 carats during the three months ended June 30 at Klipspringer. An average price of $20 per carat was also recorded from two sales that took place during the period under consideration.
Mwana said last July that it was currently evaluating the Klipspringer joint venture to help determine profitability prospects for resuming underground diamond mining.
The company bought the mine in 2007 after Southern Era Resources stopped operations in 2004.

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