Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    DIAMONDS: Diamond prices sliding – report

    February 6, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEW YORK – A report made public Feb. 5 by Rapaport reveals that polished diamond prices softened in January, with 1-carat stones falling by 0.4% last month and 1.8% compared to January 2018, while 3-carat gems fell by 1.8% last

  • News

    Don’t give up on the diamond industry just yet

    February 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    If diamond miner equities are a proxy, the sentiment surrounding the diamond industry is now at historically low levels. Just in the last two years, a basket of diamond producer stocks was down 28.9% in 2018, following a decline of

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Lucara recovers 240-ct gem from Karowe

    January 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Earlier this month, Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 127-carat top white diamond from its Karowe mine. And the good new just keeps coming. This time the company has recovered a 240-carat top white gem from the same mine.

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Rio Tinto testing Star’s Orion South kimberlite

    January 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Star-Orion South diamond project 60 km east of Prince Albert is moving toward the bulk sampling stage. Owner Star Diamond Corp. says that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada – holder of an option to earn a 60% interest

  • DIAMONDS: Alrosa names female exec to lead US business

    January 22, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEW YORK – Following the reopening of its offices in New York last year and the announcement of growing sales in the US, Alrosa decided to recruit an experienced female executive to lead operations in American territory. Rebecca Foerster, former VP of

  • SOCIAL LICENCE: CIPS proposes co-operation with Star-Orion development

    January 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – The Coalition of Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan (CIPS) has proposed a protocol of understanding and co-operation covering the Star-Orion South diamond project. The property is located 60 km east of Prince Albert and is 100% owned by Star

  • GOLD-SILVER: Benchmark extends Phoenix zone in BC’s Golden Triangle

    January 14, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Benchmark Metals has expanded the Phoenix zone at its Lawyers gold-silver project in the province’s Golden Triangle after intersecting gold and silver mineralization in step out drilling grading as high as 11 g/t gold and 819 g/t silver

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Lucara unearths 127-ct top white stone at Karowe

    January 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 127-carat, top white gem diamond at its Karowe mine in the Orapa-Letlhakane district. The mine also produced the 1,109-carat Lesdi la Rona and the 813-carat Constellation, which sold for a record

  • Feature

    Stornoway’s ore sorting success

    January 1, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    First diamond mine to use the technology shares its results

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue wins economic leadership award

    November 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YELLOWKNIFE, NWT – The Gahcho Kue diamond  mine near Lac des Gras is well on its way to be the most decorated mine in Canada. Operator and 51% owner De Beers Canada won the 2018 Northwest Territories MAX  award for

  • News

    North Arrow tests new kimberlite field in Nunavut

    November 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Following up on last year’s discovery of the diamond-bearing ML8 kimberlite at its Mel project in Nunavut, North Arrow Minerals (TSXV: NAR) completed the first ever exploration drilling campaign at the project. Six holes totalling 787.5 metres were completed, with five intersecting

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    DIAMONDS: Dunnedin updates exploration at Kahuna property

    November 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based Dunnedin Ventures is updating its exploration progress at the Kahuna diamond project 20 km from Rankin Inlet. The KH10-11 kimberlite pipe was discovered this summer, and already the company  has sent samples for analysis. The company has