Canadian Mining Journal


  • DIAMONDS: Bridge loan gives Stornoway some breathing room

    June 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. and its material subsidiaries have arranged bridge financing to keep the Renard mine operating while the company undertakes a strategic review with the aim of restructuring its finances. The Renard diamond project is the company’s

  • Diamond mining industry ripe for consolidation, says Lucara’s Eira Thomas

    June 11, 2019 by John Cumming

    Dean MacPherson: I want to jump right into it and get your opinion on the state of affairs in the diamond industry and the mining industry generally. What’s happening, what are you seeing, what are you feeling? Eira Thomas: The common theme

  • DIAMONDS: Markets under pressure – Rapaport

    June 6, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NEW YORK CITY – Rapaport published a report stating that diamond markets are under pressure as profit margins have tightened and the trade war with China has fueled uncertainty. The international firm revealed that the RapNet Diamond Index, known as

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    DIAMONDS: Bauer trench cutter used for bulk sample

    June 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Exploration continues at the Star kimberlite, part of the Star-Orion South project 60 km east of Prince Albert. The project is owned by Saskatoon’s Star Diamond Corp. and optioned to Rio Tinto Exploration Canada. As operator of the

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    DIAMONDS: De Beers’ Victor mine ends production

    May 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Production has officially ceased production at the first and only diamond mine in this province – the Victor mine owned by De Beers Canada. The news comes 10 years and 10 months after the mine was officially opened

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    DIAMONDS: Sandvik creates first 3D printed diamond composite

    May 22, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. The stones lack sparkle, but are perfect for a wide range of industrial uses, says the company. The advantage is that the diamond can be 3D

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    Mountain Province improves resource at Faraday 2

    April 30, 2019 by Richard Quarisa

    In early April 2019, Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ; MPVD) updated the resource estimate for its Faraday 2 kimberlite – one of several kimberlites at its Kennady North diamond project in the Northwest Territories. This is the first update to the

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara pulls 1,758-ct near gem from Karowe mine

    April 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Lucara Diamond Corp., headquartered in Vancouver, has pulled another gigantic diamond from its Karowe mine. It is described as weighing 1,758 carats, variable quality near gem. It is the largest stone ever  mined at Karowe. In November 2015,

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    DIAMONDS: DDI sets standards for ethical artisanal mining

    April 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – On April 24, 2019, the Diamond Development Initiative launched the Maendeleo Diamond Standards, calling this an innovative certification system that guides the ethical production of diamonds by artisanal and small scale mines. Although numerous ethical standards for mining

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers large diamond from International pipe

    April 24, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – Alrosa’s International mine produced this month the largest gem quality diamond seen in the past two years. In a press release, the world’s top diamond miner by output revealed that the stone weighs 118.91 carats, displays a light yellow

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    DIAMONDS: Graff creates 302-ct emerald cut stone from 1,109-ct Lesedi La Rona

    April 23, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – In November 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered a 1,111-ct diamond – the second largest, gem quality stone ever found in the world – from its Karowe mine in Botswana. Following a country-wide

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa launches new Zarya pipe

    April 18, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    RUSSIA – The world’s top diamond producer by output, Alrosa,  announced this week the launching of diamond production at its Zarya pipe in Yakutia, eastern Russia. The new 300-meter deep deposit, operated by the Aikhal Mining and Processing Division and