De Beers is suspending work at the Snap Lake mine, located in Canada’s Northwest Territories, in response to current market conditions.
During the care and maintenance period, environmental monitoring at the mine will continue. More than 400 mine employees will be laid off during the maintenance period.
“The men and women at Snap Lake have put enormous effort into this challenging ore body over many years, but even the gains made this year are not enough to overcome the market conditions and put us in a profitable position,” Kim Truter, De Beers Canada CEO, said in a statement.Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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