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Operations Commence at Lace Diamond Mine

Jul 27, 2016 9:12 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Mining resumed at DiamondCorp’s Lace mine in South Africa after operations were stopped while government investigated an incident that injured a worker.

A miner's assistant suffered contusions and four cracked ribs when explosive misfires were being made safe. DiamondCorp instructed all miner’s assistants to attend refresher training in the handling and charging up of explosives.

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) carried out the probe on July 15 and this week gave permission for an immediate resumption of underground mining, DiamondCorp said.

The suspension means DiamondCorp will not reach its target of 30,000 tonnes of ore in July. It now expects to achieve that rate in August, while making up this month’s shortfall in September. There is no material financial impact as a result of the temporary suspension, the miner said.
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