Canadian Mining Journal


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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

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway to suspend open pit mining

    April 9, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has decided to suspend mining at the Renard 65 open pit mining at its Renard diamond project 350 km north of Chibougamau. Instead, the Renard 65 stockpile will be processed until the second

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    DIAMONDS: Arctic Star looks for kimberlite at Timantti project

    April 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Vancouver-based Arctic Star Exploration has begun exploration at its 100% owned Timantti project in the northern part of this country near the township of Kuusamo. The company has already located three diamondiferous bodies – White, Black and Grey

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway ends year with revenue down, losses up

    March 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Stornoway Diamond finished the 2018 calendar year with less production and revenue and more losses. Total net loss for the year was $329.4 million or $0.39 per share, compared to a net loss in 2017 of $114.2 million

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    DIAMONDS: Last kimberlite trucked to plant at De Beers Victor mine

    March 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The last truckload of kimberlite from Ontario’s first and only diamond mine has left the pit. De Beers Canada said mining ceased on March 5 – 11 years to the day after the official opening in 2008. The

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    DIAMONDS: Firm develops technique to detect rough and polished lab-grown yellow diamonds

    March 26, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    HONG KONG – A Hong Kong-based developer of tech systems for detecting lab-grown, imitation and treated diamonds has created a new device aimed at amplifying the range of detectable merchandise to include all rough and polished stones in the lower

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    DIAMONDS: Arctic Star gets to work at Diagras property

    March 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Arctic Star Exploration of Vancouver has begun this year’s exploration program at the 40% owned Diagras joint venture diamond property near Lac des Gras. Margaret Lake Diamonds holds the remaining 60% and is the project operator. The