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Operations

​​​​​​​​​​​​Debswana operates four diamond mines in Jwaneng, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa.

The Company recovered over 20, 930 million carats in 2015, down 14% from 2014 and treated over 21 957 million tonnes of ore. 

​MinesTonnes ​MinedTonnes Treated​Carats recovered
Orapa Mine25,598,986 ​​10,202,1029,674,194
​​Letlhakane Mine2,162,6642,386,741583,207
Damtshaa Mine​6,341,3111,498,856264,676
​​Jwaneng Mine​11,584,0007,870,00010,408,000
​Total 45,686,961 21,957,699 20,930,077
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 Our Operations

 

 

Letlhakane MineLetlhakane Mine is situated 50 km from Debswana's Orapa operation and 190 km West of Francistown, in Central Botswana. The mine was first discovered during the sampling and evaluation process at Orapa.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Letlhakane-Mine.aspxLetlhakane MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Orapa MineOrapa is a conventional open pit mine, situated 240 km west of Francistown. The Mine was discovered in 1967 by a team of De Beers geologists led by Manfred Marx. It became fully operational in July 1971http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Orapa-Mine.aspxOrapa MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Damtshaa MineFour small diamond pipes (B/K1, B/K9, B/K12 and B/K 15) were discovered between 1967 and 1972 in an area 20km east of the Orapa Kimberlite pipe. These pipes were grouped to form the Damtshaa Mine.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Damtshaa-Mine.aspxDamtshaa MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.
Jwaneng MineJwaneng Mine is the richest diamond mine in the world by value. The mine became fully operational in August 1982, when it was officially opened by the then President of Botswana, His Excellency Sir Ketumile Masire.http://www.debswana.com/Operations/Pages/Jwaneng-Mine.aspxJwaneng MineDebswana is the world's leading diamond producer by value. We work, knowing that are integral to the social fabric of Botswana and that our success contributes to that of Botswana.