MGC mining has entered the Mining scene in 2004 and have assembled the best and latest mining machinery from leading manufacturers to supply blasting and haulage services for mining. We do drilling, blasting, loading, hauling services of diamond.
Since 2004, we have dedicated resources to ensure we yield maximum outcomes in our mining industry projects. Our 20 years’ partnership with Barloworld as the equipment supplier and maintainer has helped us succeed in delivering according to our client’s expectations and exceeding by being technologically advanced with our equipment.
We continually improve in service delivery and hold the acceptable standards of performance. Repeatedly training and inducting our human resource to be consistent in performance and outcomes. MGC mining boast a knowledgeable team of technicians, engineers, administration, production, mechanical and others who are committed to our vision and that of our partners.
Lesotho MGC Mining partner is Lets’eng Diamond Mine which is famous for its large, top quality diamonds, with the highest percentage of large (+10.8 carat) diamonds of any kimberlite mine, making it the highest dollar value per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Not only are Letšeng’s Diamonds the highest valued kimberlite diamonds in the world, but are also from one of the highest diamond mines in the world, at an altitude of over 3000 metres.’’ Lets’eng Diamonds started commercial production in 2004 processing 2.3Mtap, plant expansion completed in 2008 with processing capacity of 6.7Mtpa.
Our partnership with Lets’eng diamond mine began 2004 with a fleet comprising of highway trucks (15 tonnes). Presently, we have grown to 777(90 tonnes) investment circa 900Million/ 60 Million US Dollars. We operate 24hours of 365 days of a year at the altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, temperatures alternating from minus 24 to plus 25 degrees Celsius.
We have more than more than 1000 individuals with tremendous skills for mines upkeeps who each play a pivotal role to maximize production. MGC always takes precautions when it comes to occupational health and safety. The last time we had a lost time injury was in 2007 which is the world record that will keep by continually improving our health and safety measures.
The diamond value chain consists of the exploration process, mining, processing, sorting, valuation, cutting and polishing, jewellery manufacturing and the selling of the final product.
Over 80% of the global rough supply is traded through Antwerp, Lets’eng diamonds are sold in Antwerp via tenders
Cutting and polishing centres exist in certain countries, with major centres in Belgium, India, Israel and China.
The jewellery sector also deals in gold, other precious stones, silver, platinum and a range of other raw materials. Some of the larger diamond jewellery manufacturing centres exist in Asia (China, Chinese Taipei and Indonesia).