Gahcho Kué Mine surpasses 5 million carats for 2017

27 November 2017

Still in its first year of commercial production, the Gahcho Kué Mine is establishing itself as one of the top diamond mines in the world by producing more than five million carats in the first 10 months of the year. The mine, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51% - the operator) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), was forecast to produce an average of 4.5 million carats annually, a target that was met by early October for 2017. Gahcho Kué’s production is now playing an important role in De Beers Group’s global production portfolio and supported a significant rise in the Group’s overall rough diamond production levels over the first three quarters of 2017.