By Mining Review Africa
Oct 24, 2022
On 20 October 2022, Gemfields updated the market regarding the Cabo Delgado insurgency and Gemfields’ decision at the time to initiate an evacuation of operational employees and contractors from Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada (MRM), in which Gemfields holds a 75% interest.
The evacuation was initiated as an ample precaution due to an attack, attributed to insurgents, on the morning of Thursday 20 October 2022 on a neighbouring ruby mine located approximately 12km south-east of MRM’s operations. MRM’s security personnel and the Mozambique police force remained on site at MRM. The Mozambique military arrived at MRM later that day and will maintain a presence for the foreseeable future.