Botswana accident hits Gem

Gem Diamonds said initial production at a mine in Botswana would be delayed until the first half of 2014 following an accident that killed two employees. Production at the Ghangoo mine was scheduled to start in 2013 at an initial rate of 100,000 carats per year, rising to a peak steady state of production of 780,000 carats per year, according to the company’s website.