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Mining Weekly reported that in the first quarter, Botswana’s mine output rose 16.7 percent year-on-year. The increase was mainly due to the completion of maintenance at the Orapa diamond mine.

Mining Weekly reported that in the first quarter, Botswana’s mine output rose 16.7 percent year-on-year. The increase was mainly due to the completion of maintenance at the Orapa diamond mine.

Orapa is operated by Debswana Diamond Company Ltd., a joint venture between Botswana’s government and De Beers, a unit of Anglo American plc (LSE:AAL).

As quoted in the market news:

Diamond output was the biggest contributor to growth in the first quarter, rising 26%.

Mining is the life-blood of the economy in Botswana where copper, gold, coal and silver are also mined.

Click here to read the full Mining Weekly report.

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