Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMONDS: Dominion drills kimberlite at North Arrow’s LDG project

    July 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals says its JV partner and operator at the LDG project, Dominion Diamond Mines, has intersected kimberlite in the first drill hole of the season. The project is located near Lac de Gras, 10

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    Gahcho Kue delivers fancies, large stones

    July 9, 2019 by Alisha Hiyate

    Partners Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD; NASDAQ: MPVD) and De Beers seem to be finding their stride at the Gahcho Kue mine, in the Northwest Territories. Mountain Province owns a 49% stake in the open pit mine, while De Beers is the majority owner

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    DIAMONDS: Rio collects bulk sample for Star at Star-Orion South with trench cutter

    June 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – For the first time a trench cutter sampling system is being used to take a bulk sample of a Canadian kimberlite. Such equipment is normally used in specialist foundation engineering, rather than mineral exploration. The rig cut a

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara has two-pronged growth plan, CEO Eira Thomas says

    June 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    LONDON, U.K. – The following is an edited excerpt of an interview with Lucara Diamond president and CEO Eira Thomas, carried out by Dean MacPherson, head of business development for global mining at TMX Group, at The Northern Miner’s Canadian Mining Symposium

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    AWARD: De Beers Canada receives CPRS gold medal

    June 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    EDMONTON – The Canadian Public Relations Society has released a list of its 2019 Award of Excellence winners – chief among them De Beers Canada. De Beers won a gold medal for the Canadian Issues/Crisis Management Campaign of the Year.

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    DIAMONDS: New kimberlite found at Gahcho Kue says Mountain Province

    June 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The mine is owned 49% by Mountain Province and operated by De Beers Canada,

  • 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