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Another diamond mine heads for closure

Following the closure earlier this month of De Beers Snap Lake diamond mine in Canada, Debswana’s Damtshaa mine in Botswana, co-owned by De Beers and the government of Botswana, is heading the same way from January 1. De Beers said in a statement to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online that Damtshaa would be placed on care and maintenance and the Orapa Mine Plant 1 would be operated at a reduced level of production.