Canadian Mining Journal


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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

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    DIAMONDS: Russian and Zimbabwe state-owned diamond miners form JV

    July 22, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ZIMBABWE – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company have signed a joint venture agreement to develop diamond deposits in this country. Under the terms of the agreement between the state-owned companies, Alrosa

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers 63-ct stone from Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

    July 17, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, reported unearthing a gem quality rough diamond weighing 63.15 carats from the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit located in Yakutia.  In a press release, Alrosa revealed that the