Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMONDS: Diavik celebrates fourth pipe opening

    August 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mining has begun on the A21 – the fourth kimberlite pipe to be put into production at the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras. The new pit will supply kimberlite to the processing plant for the

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara subsidiary firms up ties with Sarine

    August 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Through its wholly owned subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions, Lucara Diamond Corp. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, the world’s leading developer of technologies for the diamond industry. Clara will be the exclusive, worldwide customer for

  • ACQUISITION: Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. to be Acquired by De Beers Canada

    July 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with De Beers Canada Inc. under which De Beers will acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common shares for $0.24 per share in

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    DIAMONDS: Gren and Eira Thomas podcast

    July 16, 2018 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 112: Gren and Eira Thomas – feature interview with two icons of Canadian diamond mining Recorded live at The Northern Miner‘s inaugural Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018, this episode features in-depth

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    DIAMONDS: Partners expand exploration around Gahcho Kue

    July 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Not content to own and operate the award winning Gahcho Kue mine near Lac de Gras, partners De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%) are vigorously exploring the area in the immediate vicinity of the

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    DIAMONDS: Dunnedin recovers 300+ diamonds at Kahuna

    July 11, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT –  Vancouver-based Dunnedin Ventures has recovered 338 diamonds from the first kimberlite drilled at the Kahuna project near Rankin Inlet and next door to Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine gold project. Last winter’s program involved collecting 400 km of rotary air

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    Eira Thomas takes the reins at Lucara

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lightning has struck more than once so far in Eira Thomas’s career of more than 25 years. The geologist famously spotted a nearly 2-carat diamond in drill core – an incredibly rare occurrence – during exploration at Lac de Gras

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    DIAMONDS: Star Diamond files PEA for Star-Orion South project

    May 31, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Star Diamond Corp. of Saskatoon has filed the preliminary economic assessment for its Star-Orion South project 60 km east of Prince Albert. The report estimates that 66 million carats of diamonds could be recovered from an open pit

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue gives up 95-ct gemstone to Mountain Province

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mountain Province Diamonds, 49% owner of the Gahcho Kue mine at Lac des Gras, has recovered a 95-carat diamond. The stone was included in the fancies and special parcel acquired by Mountain Province in the most recent

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    DIAMONDS: About-face at De Beers means it will sell synthetic gems

    May 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    De Beers Group shocked the diamond industry on May 29 with the revelation that it will, indeed, start selling laboratory grown, synthetic diamonds. This is an about-face the company that previously said it would never sell anything but natural diamonds.

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    DIAMONDS: Mountain Province joins CanadaMark program

    May 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Mountain Province Diamonds has reached an agreement with Dominion Diamond Mines which certifies Mountain Province polished stones under the CanadaMark trademark. Joining the program assures customers of the supply chain integrity of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail.

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    SCHOLARSHIPS: De Beers to award six STEM scholarships at University of Calgary

    May 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

      CALGARY – De Beers Canada has made six new STEM-related scholarships for female students available at the University of Calgary. The company has made them available because it is a HeForShe Thematic Champion. HeForShe is the United Nations solidarity