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Snap Lake Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Diamond
Mining Method
  • Room-and-pillar
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ShapshotThe Snap Lake mine was placed on care and maintenance at the end of 2015 and allowed to flood in Q1 2017. Closure activities are underway and there are no reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction. The Diamond Resource has therefore been reallocated to Mineralisation.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Government of the Republic of Botswana (GRB) 15 % Indirect
Anglo American plc. 85 % Indirect
Snap Lake is wholly owned by De Beers Canada Inc.

Anglo American owns 85% of De Beers, the world’s leading diamond company. The remaining 15% of De Beers is owned by the Government of the Republic of Botswana (GRB).

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Deposit type

  • Kimberlite

Summary:

The Snap Lake kimberlite is found on the northwest shore of Snap Lake and extends to the southeast under the lake. It is hosted within sediments and volcanics of the Yellowknife Supergroup. This kimberlite body is relatively flat-lying (dipping at approx. 15°NE) and is known as the NW dyke. The dyke has an average thickness of 2.7 metres, however, its total extent has not yet been defined. Two kimberlite pipes have been found close to the eastern boundary of the Camsell Lake property 34 kilometres east of Snap Lake; these are known as the CL 25 and CL 174 pipes.

Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20162015
Diamond k carats 31,243
All production numbers are expressed as mineral.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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