Gahcho Kué, operated by 51% proprietor De Beers, was hit earlier within the yr by an outbreak of covid-19 instances, forcing the businesses to shut down the operation for 22 days.
The state of affairs improved in the three months to June 30, with Mountain Province reporting a 14% enhance in manufacturing to 1.76-million carats, in comparison with the identical interval in 2020.
Complete tonnes of ore mined elevated by 28% year-on-year to eight.75 million tonnes.
“The constructive market setting which started in the beginning of the yr continued by way of the second quarter [and it’s] anticipated to proceed by way of the second half of 2021 as client confidence and spending ranges proceed to recuperate,” the miner mentioned.
The projection can be based mostly on the truth that america and China proceed to advertise client spending as a part of their post-covid-19 restoration plans, Mountain Province famous.
Chief govt Stuart Brown mentioned manufacturing at Gahcho Kué mine was again on observe to fulfill its steering for the yr.