Petra Diamonds introduced that the jap wall of the Tailings Garage Facility (TSF) on the Williamson mine was once breached, leading to flooding clear of the pit which has prolonged into sure spaces outdoor of the mine hire space.
Williamson’s control are on the affected spaces in conjunction with the Regional and District Commissioners. Govt and mine emergency reaction groups were mobilised. To this point, no accidents or fatalities were showed and the groups at the flooring are enticing with neighborhood participants to stay them clear of the affected space.
A CEO-led staff is being despatched to the web site to lend a hand the mine staff and to offer any strengthen required. Williamson’s control is operating intently with native and regional government and Petra will supply additional updates as data turns into to be had. Mine manufacturing has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.
The mine is based totally in Tanzania’s Shinyanga Province and is famend for superbly rounded white items and ‘bubblegum’ red diamonds, together with the 23 carat Williamson Purple (54 carat tough stone), which is among the greatest red diamonds ever recovered.