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Debswana operates the Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane, and Damtshaa diamond mines, along with the Morupule Coal Mine, the sole operating coal mine in Botswana.
The Company recovered 20,22 million carats in 2012, down 2,67 million carats on the previous year (2011: 22,89 million) and treated 21,87 million tonnes of ore (2011: 22,89 million). The reduced carat yield was in part due to ore grade challenges in the treatment plants and delays in production due to a slope failure at Jwaneng Mine in June 2012.During the year under review, Debswana bolstered its asset management plan to improve the availability of physical assets, minimise risk, and identify cost efficiencies.

 
2013 Production Statistics (000)
 
Mines                       Tonnes treated           Carats recovered
Orapa Mine                  9,840                             11,375
Letlhakane Mine            2,088                               682
Damtshaa Mine             1,415                               264
Jwaneng Mine                7,777                             10,386
Total                          21,120                           22,707
 
Performance indicators
Indicator                              2013                       2012
LTIFR                                      0.01                        0.09
LTISR                                      0.37                        1.98
Mining license area (ha)            41, 200                  41, 237
Tonnes treated (000)               21, 120                  21, 873
Carats recovered (000)            22, 707                  20, 216
 
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