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Gahcho Kue
Mountain Province Sees Drop in Quarterly Sales
Mountain Province’s revenue fell 14% year on year to CAD 47.3 million ($36.1 million) in the third quarter as Covid-19 limited the miner’s ability to sell rough.The company held only one standard sale during the...
Mining Nov 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Rough Demand Jumps at Mountain Province Sale
Mountain Province recorded its largest open-market sale to date as rough-diamond demand returned ahead of the holiday season.The miner sold 559,528 carats for $34.3 million at last month’s tender in Antwerp, averaging $61 per carat,...
Rough Markets Nov 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mountain Province Output Thrives in Third Quarter
Production at Gahcho Kué rose in the third quarter as Mountain Province mined from a higher-grade portion of the deposit.Ore from the asset yielded 2.19 carats of rough diamonds per tonne in the three months ending September...
Mining Oct 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mountain Province Gets Approval for Investor Bailout
Mountain Province shareholders have approved a refinancing deal that will allow one of its major investors to buy out its current credit facility.Dunebridge Worldwide, which is controlled by Dermot Desmond, who owns just over 32%...
Mining Oct 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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Rough Sales Pick Up as Market Begins Rebound
Miners have seen “encouraging” signs of recovery in the diamond market as they resume rough sales following an extended period of weak demand.Mountain Province garnered $8.9 million from the sale of 210,661 carats from its Gahcho...
Mining Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mountain Province in the Red as Demand Slows
Mountain Province reported a loss in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic closed markets and hit demand.The miner posted a net loss of CAD 26.8 million ($21.8 million) for the three months ending June...
Mining Aug 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Projects 3Q Improvement
Mountain Province anticipates the market for rough diamonds will start to improve toward the end of the third quarter when retailers prepare for holiday sales.“While prices in the post Covid-19 period remain under...
Polished Markets Jul 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Gahcho Kué
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
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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
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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
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