Canadian Mining Journal


Diamonds


  • News

    DIAMONDS: Stornoway still seeking partner to ease finances

    August 15, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal released its Q2 2019 report and repeated its plea for a partner or buyer for the money-losing Renard mine 350 km north of Chibougamau. The company began the hunt for a buyer or

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara results highlight difficult market

    August 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Despite higher production, Lucara Diamond saw lower revenue in its second quarter than the same period a year earlier, highlighting a difficult environment for diamond miners. Lucara reported net earnings of US$700,000 for the quarter on revenue of

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    DIAMONDS: Star offers bulk sampling statistics at Star-Orion South

    August 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Star Diamond Corp. of Saskatoon says that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada has completed five of the 10 bulk sample trench cutter holes at the Star-Orion South diamond project near Fort a la Corne. Rio Tinto has an option

  • EDITORIAL: Mining industry has role to play in carbon capture

    July 24, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    The carbon neutral mine is on the horizon. That’s the aim of a collaborative program to test immobilizing carbon dioxide in mine tailings. Lab scale tests are promising, and now the research is moving into the field. The technology could

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    DIAMONDS: Russian and Zimbabwe state-owned diamond miners form JV

    July 22, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ZIMBABWE – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company have signed a joint venture agreement to develop diamond deposits in this country. Under the terms of the agreement between the state-owned companies, Alrosa

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers 63-ct stone from Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

    July 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, reported unearthing a gem quality rough diamond weighing 63.15 carats from the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit located in Yakutia.  In a press release, Alrosa revealed that the

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion drills kimberlite at North Arrow’s LDG project

    July 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals says its JV partner and operator at the LDG project, Dominion Diamond Mines, has intersected kimberlite in the first drill hole of the season. The project is located near Lac de Gras, 10

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    Gahcho Kue delivers fancies, large stones

    July 9, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Partners Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ: MPVD) and De Beers seem to be finding their stride at the Gahcho Kue mine, in the Northwest Territories. Mountain Province owns a 49% stake in the open pit mine, while De Beers is the majority owner

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    DIAMONDS: Rio collects bulk sample for Star at Star-Orion South with trench cutter

    June 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – For the first time a trench cutter sampling system is being used to take a bulk sample of a Canadian kimberlite. Such equipment is normally used in specialist foundation engineering, rather than mineral exploration. The rig cut a

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara has two-pronged growth plan, CEO Eira Thomas says

    June 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    LONDON, U.K. – The following is an edited excerpt of an interview with Lucara Diamond president and CEO Eira Thomas, carried out by Dean MacPherson, head of business development for global mining at TMX Group, at The Northern Miner’s Canadian Mining Symposium

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    AWARD: De Beers Canada receives CPRS gold medal

    June 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    EDMONTON – The Canadian Public Relations Society has released a list of its 2019 Award of Excellence winners – chief among them De Beers Canada. De Beers won a gold medal for the Canadian Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year.

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    DIAMONDS: New kimberlite found at Gahcho Kue says Mountain Province

    June 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The mine is owned 49% by Mountain Province and operated by De Beers Canada,