Tailings Dam Fails at Jagersfontein Diamond Mine in South Africa
Jagersfontein Developments, which is owned by Stargems Group, was recovering diamonds by reprocessing the tailings. The company reportedly does not yet know the cause of the dam collapse, saying experts had been brought in to investigate. Engineers last inspected the dam in July this year, finding that volumes were within limits and the dam was safe, Jagersfontein Developments said in a statement.
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