Canadian Mining Journal


Diamonds


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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

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    DIAMOND: Alrosa unearths matryoshka diamond in Yakutia

    October 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YAKUTIA, CIS – Russian miner Alrosa has unearthed a one-of-a-kind diamond at its Yyruba division. It is named after the traditional Russian matryoshka dolls because it contains a diamond within a diamond. More astounding is that the inner stone freely

  • Stornoway’s creditors keep Renard on life support

    September 25, 2019 by David Perri

    Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY) and its creditors reached a deal that will see the Renard diamond mine continue to operate during corporate restructuring following the company’s failure to generate positive free cash flow in 2019. Stornoway entered into a letter of

  • DIAMONDS: Stornoway granted creditor protection

    September 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has been granted protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act from the Superior Court of Quebec while the company restructures its business and financial affairs. Protection is extended to subsidiaries Stornoway Diamonds (Canada),