Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMONDS: RJK to deploy new kimberlite identification technique

    January 21, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    ONTARIO – RJK Explorations joined forces with Eagle Geosciences of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, to deploy their new kimberlite identification technique at the miner’s Bishop Nipissing diamond project. This identification method uses algorithms based on geophysical signatures of known diamondiferous kimberlites within the

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa starts drilling at flooded Mir pipe

    January 20, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, announced that it has started test drilling at the Mir kimberlite pipe with the goal of figuring out how feasible it is to reopen this diamond deposit. Located in the

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    CRUSHER: Metso to provide crushing and handling equipment for Venetia mine

    December 17, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AFRICA – Metso will deliver high performance crushing and material handling equipment to the Venetia diamond mine held by De Beers. The Venetia mine is reported to produce about 4 million carats per year, making it one of South

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    DIAMONDS: Tomra sorter boosts Lucara’s exceptional finds

    November 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORWAY – Lucara Diamond Corp. owns the Karowe diamond mine in Botswana, one the foremost producers of very large, high quality Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats. Historic recoveries include the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona – the

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    Tres-Or drills Guigues kimberlite in Quebec

    November 27, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    The Guigues kimberlite pipe in northern Quebec, 10 km from Notre-Dame-du-Nord, was discovered by De Beers in 1983. But despite its long history, it has never seen modern microdiamond testing. Tres-Or Resources (TSXV: TRS) is hoping to change that this year with a

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    Diamond sector battles crisis fatigue

    November 25, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Let’s hope that holds true for the diamond sector. We try to strike a hopeful note here at Diamonds in Canada about an industry that’s become such an inspiring and Canadian story about perseverance, determination, and the ability to adapt and change.

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    DIAMONDS: RJK expands land position, acquires kimberlite showing

    November 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – RJK Explorations of Kirkland Lake, Ont., has increased its land position around its Bishop diamond claims near Cobalt. A minimum of 17 potential kimberlite targets plus the Kon kimberlite showing were acquired. The Kon kimberlite is the only

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    DIAMONDS: Feasibility confirms strong case for Karowe underground

    November 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – A new feasibility study shows that underground development at Lucara Diamond’s rich Karowe diamond mine in Botswana could double the mine life of the operation. Open pit mining at the operation is expected to last until mid-2025. For

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    DIAMONDS: De Beers begins drilling on Tri Origin properties near Cobalt

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Tri Origin Exploration of Aurora, Ont., has granted drilling rights on its Nipissing Cobalt and South Abitibi properties to De Beers Canada. The claims are both within a few kilometers of the town of Cobalt. De Beers’ focus

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    DIAMONDS: Tri Origin inks second agreement with De Beers

    October 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AURORA, ONT – Tri Origin Exploration has reached its second exploration agreement with De Beers in as many months allowing the diamond miner to conduct exploration and drilling on one of its properties. The junior announced an agreement for its

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    DIAMONDS: World Diamond Council pushing for strengthening of Kimberley Process

    October 10, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ANTWERP – Members of the World Diamond Council are pushing for the pending conclusion of the Kimberley Process’ review and reform process, and the related call regarding the strengthening of the scope of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme or KPCS.

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    DIAMONDS: Rio Tinto completes Star-Orion South bulk sample

    October 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON – Rio Tinto has completed its 2019 bulk sampling program at Star Diamond’s Star-Orion South diamond project, 60 km east of Prince Albert, in central Saskatchewan. Using novel technology – a trench cutter sampling rig normally used in civil