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British junior miner, Gem Diamonds — the developers of Botswana’s first underground diamond mine — is facing transition challenges as the mine prepares to ramp up production following its opening last September.

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Switching processes and systems from the project phase to operations phase have been delayed, said Gem Diamonds in a statement Thursday.

“The development of the Ghaghoo mine is progressing slower than planned due to difficult ground conditions which have hampered slot development in the first five production tunnels and constrained production ramp-up,” said the statement.

“Specialist expertise has been employed to ensure there is no further major ingress of water as the access decline and rim tunnel on Level 1 both begin advancing through the water fissure area in order to gain access to the second production section,” it further said.

Meanwhile the company has reported that Ghaghoo has been recovery small size blue and pink coloured diamonds, confirming presence of valuable diamonds in the ore body. Enditem

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