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Firestone falls after scrubber failure hits recoveries

Firestone Diamonds’ (AIM:FDI) shares have dropped almost 10% after a scrubber failure and unscheduled repair work affected December quarter output from its Liqhobong diamond mine in Lesotho.

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Firestone's Liqhobong mine in Lesotho is continuing to generate positive cash flows

Firestone produced 224,947 carats in the December quarter, down 6.6% quarter-on-quarter, from 884,252 tonnes of treated ore, also dropping 12.6%, at a grade of 25.4 carats per hundred tonnes.