Canadian Mining Journal


Diamonds


  • News

    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),

  • DIAMONDS: Uncertainty in Asia pushing prices down – report

    September 4, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    LAS VEGAS – Rapaport published a report stating that the escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, the protests in Hong Kong, and the depreciation of the yuan, paired with dealers taking their summer vacations, greatly impacted the diamond market in

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    DIAMONDS: Stein project yields encouraging results for GGL Resources

    August 28, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NUNAVUT – GGL Resources reported receiving encouraging results from a ground geophysical survey program on the Stein diamond project 85 km northwest of the community of Taloyoak. In a press release, GGL said that the detailed ground magnetic survey program

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    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