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Debswana Diamond Mines

Location

Eastern and southern Botswana

Ownership

Botswana Government (50%); De Beers Group (50%)

Geology

Multiple kimberlite intrusives

Mineral types

Kimberlite

Reserves

Not published

Annual Production (2010)

Jwaneng: 11.5Mct, Orapa: 9.528Mct, Letlhakane: 1.2Mct

Mining

Four open pits

Processing

Crushing, dense-medium separation, automated stone recovery and sorting

Employment

Approx. 5,500

Key equipment

In-pit crushers, secure conveyors, dense-medium cyclones, hands-off diamond-handling systems
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