| Figures by Anglo American, which owns 85% of DeBeers, show that Debswana's production dropped slightly to 5.2-million carats in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. Cut 8 will extend Jwaneng's life span by seven years to 2024. Jwaneng is the largest producing mine in the world by value. In 2015, it produced more than 11 million carats, with a total value of over $2.3 billion.|
Cut-8 will bring the depth of the mine to 850 meters and produce an open pit that will be 2.7 km long and 1.8 km wide. This will put it in the category of a global ‘super-pit’, among the largest in the world for any mining operation.