Kimberley Diamonds Plans Mining Restart at E9 West Pit

Kimberley Diamonds Ltd. (ASX:KDL) announced yesterday that it plans to restart mining at the E9 West Pit “as soon as practicable” following the end of the wet season.

As quoted in the press release:

Mining at E9 was suspended following slippage of the E9 Pit wall on 26 June 2013, which required the construction of a buttress to allow safe access to the pit. The buttress was completed in November 2013.

Production at E9 is currently continuing from the lower grade surface ore stockpiles, which has a resource grade of 2.48 carats per hundred tons. E9 West Pit has resource grade of 3.49 carats per hundred tons.

Click here to read the full Kimberley Diamonds Ltd. (ASX:KDL) press release.