Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa launches new Zarya pipe

    April 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa,  announced this week the launching of diamond production at its Zarya pipe in Yakutia, eastern Russia. The new 300-meter deep deposit, operated by the Aikhal Mining and Processing Division and

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway to suspend open pit mining

    April 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has decided to suspend mining at the Renard 65 open pit mining at its Renard diamond project 350 km north of Chibougamau. Instead, the Renard 65 stockpile will be processed until the second

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    DIAMONDS: Arctic Star looks for kimberlite at Timantti project

    April 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Vancouver-based Arctic Star Exploration has begun exploration at its 100% owned Timantti project in the northern part of this country near the township of Kuusamo. The company has already located three diamondiferous bodies – White, Black and Grey

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway ends year with revenue down, losses up

    March 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Stornoway Diamond finished the 2018 calendar year with less production and revenue and more losses. Total net loss for the year was $329.4 million or $0.39 per share, compared to a net loss in 2017 of $114.2 million

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    DIAMONDS: Last kimberlite trucked to plant at De Beers Victor mine

    March 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The last truckload of kimberlite from Ontario’s first and only diamond mine has left the pit. De Beers Canada said mining ceased on March 5 – 11 years to the day after the official opening in 2008. The

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    DIAMONDS: Firm develops technique to detect rough and polished lab-grown yellow diamonds

    March 26, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    HONG KONG – A Hong Kong-based developer of tech systems for detecting lab-grown, imitation and treated diamonds has created a new device aimed at amplifying the range of detectable merchandise to include all rough and polished stones in the lower

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    DIAMONDS: Arctic Star gets to work at Diagras property

    March 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Arctic Star Exploration of Vancouver has begun this year’s exploration program at the 40% owned Diagras joint venture diamond property near Lac des Gras. Margaret Lake Diamonds holds the remaining 60% and is the project operator. The

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    DIAMONDS: Mountain Province begins Kennady North winter drilling

    February 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has begun the winter exploration program at its 100% owned Kennady North project. The property is adjacent to the Gahcho Kue diamond mine, a joint venture of De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain

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    DIAMONDS: De Beers consolidates Canadian, South African assets

    February 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY and JOHANNESBURG – De Beers Group has decided to merge its mining assets in Canada and South Africa under the name De Beers Group Managed Operations. The change is expected to create a more sustainable business and to streamline

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    DIAMONDS: Diamond prices sliding – report

    February 6, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEW YORK – A report made public Feb. 5 by Rapaport reveals that polished diamond prices softened in January, with 1-carat stones falling by 0.4% last month and 1.8% compared to January 2018, while 3-carat gems fell by 1.8% last

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    Don’t give up on the diamond industry just yet

    February 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    If diamond miner equities are a proxy, the sentiment surrounding the diamond industry is now at historically low levels. Just in the last two years, a basket of diamond producer stocks was down 28.9% in 2018, following a decline of

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara recovers 240-ct gem from Karowe

    January 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Earlier this month, Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 127-carat top white diamond from its Karowe mine. And the good new just keeps coming. This time the company has recovered a 240-carat top white gem from the same mine.