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Mountain Province Investor to Buy $50M in Rough
Mountain Province plans to sell $50 million worth of rough diamonds to an entity owned by one of its major shareholders, generating liquidity amid weak prices.The first sale of $22 million in diamonds to Dunebridge Worldwide will take place...
Mining Jun 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Strong US Dollar Pushes Mountain Province to Loss
Mountain Province reported a loss in the first quarter as the stronger US dollar led to an increase in the miner’s debts.The company posted a net loss of CAD 41 million ($29.1 million), compared with a profit of CAD 2.5 million ($1.8...
Mining May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Miners
Heavy Debt Looms over Mining Shutdown
A number of diamond-mining companies that have halted production during the COVID-19 crisis will find it difficult to resume operations amid their struggles with debt, analysts have predicted.The warning comes after several miners announced...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Leah Meirovich
De Beers Production
De Beers Makes Dramatic Cut to Production Plan
De Beers has reduced its full-year production guidance by 7 million carats, putting the miner on course for its lowest output since 2009. The miner expects to produce between 25 million and 27 million carats in 2020, compared...
Mining Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Revenue Improves in 1Q
Sales of rough from Mountain Province’s Gahcho Kué mine grew 2.4% to 659,318 carats in the first quarter, the company said Monday.The Canada-based miner also saw a 6% uplift in its average price, yielding $75 per...
Mining Apr 22, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Jwaneng mine
De Beers Pauses Botswana Mining
De Beers’ mining operations in Botswana have been on hold for more than two weeks amid a national lockdown, the company told Rapaport News.Debswana, the company’s joint venture with the government, paused activities on April...
Mining Apr 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
De Beers Converting Facilities to Tackle Virus
De Beers is using its mining sites in Botswana and its technology production center in the UK to help the fight against COVID-19.Debswana, the company’s joint venture with Botswana, is making facilities available for the government to use...
Mining Apr 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Loss Widens Amid Weak Pricing
Mountain Province’s losses intensified in 2019 as weaker anticipated diamond prices led to the devaluation of its Gahcho Kué mine.The miner posted a net loss of CAD 128.8 million ($89 million), compared with a loss of $14.1 million...
Mining Mar 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Miners coronavirus
Production Continues as Miners Fight Virus Impact
Alrosa, Petra Diamonds and Lucara Diamond Corp. are among the companies putting special procedures in place in preparation for a possible coronavirus outbreak, while still continuing operations at their mines.Alrosa, which has not had...
Mining Mar 19, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Weighs Virus Effects
Mountain Province has delayed its year-end results by a week due to the effects of the coronavirus, the Canadian diamond miner said Monday.The company and its auditors have been unable to complete the relevant work...
Mining Mar 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Star Rays factory Surat
Star Rays Outlines Plan to Be Carbon-Neutral
Star Rays revealed its intention to be the first Indian diamond company to become carbon-neutral, arguing that greener credentials will help attract consumers to the product.The Mumbai-based manufacturer aims to reduce travel, produce less plastic...
Manufacturing Feb 16, 2020 Joshua Freedman
mountain province ore crusher 150
Mountain Province to Exit Nasdaq
Mountain Province has decided to delist itself from the Nasdaq stock exchange following six months in which its shares were below the minimum bid price.The company, which is also listed on the Toronto Stock...
Mining Feb 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Rough Slump Hits Mountain Province
Sales of rough diamonds at Mountain Province fell 13% in 2019 as a glut in the midstream led to a challenging market.The company’s sales from its Gahcho Kué mine in Canada slipped year on year to $208.2 million in 2019, it said last...
Mining Jan 26, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Dominion
De Beers, Dominion Seek Canada Expansion
De Beers and Dominion Diamond Mines have submitted paperwork indicating their desire to expand exploration at their current projects in Canada.In a December 31 permit request to Canada’s Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, De Beers noted interest...
Mining Jan 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
New Pipe Proves Fruitful for Mountain Province
Mountain Province recovered more than 5,000 micro-diamondsfrom Gahcho Kué’s new Wilson pipe during its initial drilling program. The Canadian miner retrieved 1.7 tonnes of kimberlite fromtwo drill holes at the site, it said...
Mining Dec 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province trucks 150
Mountain Province Production to Rise
Mountain Province has forecast a rise in output next year amid a stabilization of demand and operational improvements at its Gahcho Kué mine. The Canada-based miner will produce between 6.75 million and 6.95million carats, up from...
Mining Dec 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Slides to Net Loss
Mountain Province saw a net loss in the third quarter,hampered by bad weather and the negative impact of currency fluctuation. The company reported a loss of CAD 25.8 million ($19.6million) from its Gahcho Kué mine in Canada...
Mining Nov 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Lower Grades Hit Mountain Province Production
Production at the Gahcho Kué mine failed to meet MountainProvince’s expectations in the third quarter, as bad weather led to themining of lower-grade ore. Ore from the asset yielded 1.7 carats of rough diamonds pertonne in the three...
Mining Oct 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Faces Nasdaq Delisting
Mountain Province has been given six months toraise its share price or it will no longer be eligible to list on the Nasdaqstock exchange, it said Tuesday. The Canada-based miner’s stock is currently valued at$0.97, below the minimum...
Mining Aug 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Currency Gains Boost Mountain Province Profit
Mountain Province’s profit increased in the second quarter amid a stronger Canadian dollar that reduced its debt levels, it said Tuesday. Profit jumped 61% to CAD 10.3 million ($7.8 million) for thethree months ending...
Mining Aug 07, 2019 Rapaport News
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