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Debswana’s Jwaneng Mine Commissions Two XRT Ore Sorters

October 24, 2018

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and Botswana government, has commissioned two high-throughput X-Ray Transmission (XRT) ore sorters at its Jwaneng mine as key components of its new large diamond recovery pilot plant. 


International Mining quoted De Beers’ DebTech head Gordon Taylor as saying that the XRT coarse concentrator plus (CC+) units would treat run-of-mine at combined throughputs of up to 500 t/h while allowing for the recovery of large diamonds with negligible extra material.


He said the recent developments in XRT technology make the identification of diamonds more accurate, changing the economics of finding larger diamonds.


Jwaneng mine produced 3,14 million carats in the third quarter of the year.

 

Source: Rough&Polished

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