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COVID slows Gahcho Kué diamond output

Winter shutdown, arctic cold, staffing issues cause problems North of 60 Mining News – April 16, 2021

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. April 13 reported a drop in diamond production at Gahcho Kué due to an unplanned 22-day shutdown related to the February COVID-19 outbreak at the Northwest Territories mine.

Diamond production at Gahcho Kué, which is owned by De Beers Canada Inc. (51%) and Mountain Province (49%), was shut down on Feb. 6 after several crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The p...


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