Canadian Mining Journal


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    Top 10 Canadian-headquartered diamond companies

    June 29, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    The Northern Miner presents the top 10 Canadian-headquartered diamond companies ranked by market capitalization as of mid-June. Lucara Diamond’s (TSX: LUC) key asset is the wholly owned Karowe mine in Botswana, which has been in production since 2012 and generated 433,060

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    Diamonds Snapshot: Six juniors staying in the game

    June 16, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    For companies without the size and heft of the big producers De Beers and Alrosa, the diamond space has always been a challenging one – even before the coronavirus pandemic. But with long-term fundamentals that point to a bright future

  • DIAMONDS: Natural Diamond Council makes marketing push

    June 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA), established only five years ago by a coalition of diamond miners including De Beers and Alrosa, has relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council. In addition to continuing to advertise natural diamonds as the DPA did

  • DIAMONDS: Mountain Province arranges $50M alternative diamond sale

    June 8, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – With the diamond trade still largely shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Mountain Province Diamonds has found a way to bring in much needed revenue with a $50-million sale of rough to a company owned by its

  • COMMENTARY: Dominion Diamond latest to seek creditor protection

    May 13, 2020 by Marilyn Scales

    Blaming the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion Diamond sought and was granted creditor protection last month. Mining was suspended in March due to requirements to limit the spread of the virus. Dominion is the 100% owner and operator of Canada’s first diamond

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    The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 184: Diamond troubles as the mining industry adjusts to COVID-19, ft Alisha Hiyate

    April 29, 2020 by Northern Miner Staff

    This week’s episode features Canadian Mining Journal editor-in-chief Alisha Hiyate, who discusses her experience at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, as well as how the mining industry is adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also explains how the diamond

  • DIAMONDS: Renard mine in Quebec to stay on care and maintenance

    April 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONGUEUIL – Quebec’s first and only diamond mine will remain on care and maintenance, even though the province has given the go-ahead to restart mines as of Apr. 15. Stornoway Diamond says the decision is due to depressed market prices

  • DIAMONDS: Coronavirus curbs Mountain Province revenue

    March 25, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Unlike many other mines in Canada and around the world that have been put on care and maintenance in the last week because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, De Beers‘ (51%-owned) and Mountain Province Diamonds‘ (49%-owned) Gahcho Kué mine in

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara recovers 549-carat white diamond

    February 10, 2020 by Trish Saywell

    BOTSWANA – Lucara Diamond has recovered a 549-carat diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana. The mine – one of the world’s most prolific producers of large and high-value type IIA diamonds – is the only diamond mine in recorded history

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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