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.