New Namdeb mine starts production in 2014

Diamond miner Namdeb says construction of the N$280 million Sendelingsdrif Mine located near the Orange River is progressing well. Brand Manager Pauline Thomas told the Economist upon Enquiry that the ramp-up phase of the operation is expected by the end of 2013 and that full production is anticipated to start early in 2014.
Sendelingsdrif is expected to replace production from Daberas Mine, yielding 45,000 carats annually and extending Orange River operations beyond 2022.