Canadian Mining Journal


  • DIAMONDS: Washington Cos complete Dominion Diamond deal

    November 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MISSOULA, Mont.  – The Washington Companies has completed the plan of arrangement making Dominion Diamond Corp. of Calgary a standalone, private company and member of the Washington group. Patrick Evans, formerly of Mountain Province Diamonds, has been named Dominion president

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    DIAMONDS: De Beers to finish Victor mining in Q1 2019

    November 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The De Beers Group announced on Nov. 1 that the Victor mine in Northern Ontario will be closed in the first quarter of 2019. Reserves will be exhausted at that time in line with the original feasibility study

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers, Yellowknives partner for maintenance at Snap Lake

    October 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Calgary-based De Beers Canada has created a new partnership with the Det’On Cho Corp. (DDC) for the care and maintenance of the Snap Lake diamond mine. The corporation is the business development arm of the Yellowknives Dene

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    DIAMONDS: North Arrow completes mini-sample at Naujaat project

    October 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals has completed summer drilling and taking a mini-bulk sample from its 100% owned Naujaat (now-yat) diamond project. The project, located near the hamlet of Repulse Bay, was formerly known as the Qilalugaq project. The

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    DIAMONDS: Faraday kimberlites contain 5M carats – Kennady

    October 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Toronto-based Kennady Diamonds has released the maiden inferred resource for the Faraday kimberlites near the Gahcho Kue mine. The inferred resource is estimated at 3.27 million tonnes grading 1.54 carats per tonne and containing 5.02 million carats. The

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    Stornoway’s Renard diamond mine reaches full production

    October 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Stornoway blazes a trail in Quebec with the province’s first diamond mine

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers helps fund book of cultural lessons for Tljcho youth

    September 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – De Beers Canada has contributed $15,000 toward a new book that captures key cultural lessons for Tljcho youth. The book, Tljcho Whaehdoo Godii (Tljcho Storıes from Long Ago), and an accompanying teachers’ guide were launched recently at an

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    DIAMOND: Lucara sells 1,100-ct Lesedi La Rona for $53M

    September 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has finally sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond for US$53 million (US$47,777 per carat) to Graff Diamonds. The company tried to auction the stone in June 2016, but offers did not reach the reserve

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    DIAMONDS: Altius discovers gems at Lynx project in Manitoba

    September 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – In what appears to be a first by a public company, Altius Minerals Corp. of St. John’s, Nfld., says it has discovered both micro- and macro-diamonds on the Lynx diamond property near the community of Oxford House. Altius

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion completes Fox underground PEA at Ekati mine

    September 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Calgary-based Dominion Diamond Corp. has received the results of a preliminary economic assessment for an underground diamond mine below the mined our Fox pit at the Ekati project near Lac des Gras. The PEA says the Fox

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    DIAMONDS: Peregrine confirms expansion of CH-6 kimberlite at depth

    August 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Peregrine Diamonds of Vancouver has confirmed that the at CH-6 kimberlite at the Chidliak project near Iqaluit extends more than 500 metres below the surface. Hole CHI-17-DD39 ended in kimberlite 532 metres below the surface. The 500-metre mark

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    DIAMONDS: Kennady values Faraday stones at $109/ct

    August 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Kennady Diamonds has received the valuation results for diamonds recovered from the Faraday 1, 2 and 3 kimberlites. A total of 1,259 carats (>0.85 mm) were recovered from this year’s bulk sample and valued by WWW