Mountain Province Diamonds restarts Gahcho Kué
(Kitco News) - Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD) (OTCQX: MPVD) reported today that the ramp-up to resume operations at the Gahcho Kué mine has begun. The mine suspended production related activities on February 6 after experiencing several cases of COVID-19.
The ramp-up follows an essential services team crew change on February 23, which included bringing in two industrial hygienists to review and oversee work protocols and further deep cleaning. Essential services include maintaining power, water treatment, clearing roads, time critical maintenance work, water management, and receiving incoming winter road fuel and cargo shipments.
The company said that the next step is to bring in the production crew later this week and to begin the build up to production over the weekend.
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Gahcho Kué Joint Venture property consists of several kimberlites that are actively being mined, developed, and explored for future development.