Canadian Mining Journal


Diamonds


  • News

    Bob Gannicott’s lasting legacy

    November 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Robert Gannicott, the man who built Canada’s largest diamond mining company,  Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC) and a pioneer of Canada’s diamond scene for 25 years, has died. Gannicott passed away on Aug. 3, at age 69, after a two-year battle

  • News

    Peregrine eyes first production by 2021

    November 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Peregrine Diamonds (TSX: PGD) hopes to have its Chidliak project producing diamonds by 2021, as outlined in a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) released in July. Chidliak sits 120 km northeast of Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, on Canada’s Baffin Island. The

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Valuation averages $52/ct for Kennady North

    November 15, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto has received a valuation averaging US$52 per carat for samples from the Kelvin kimberlite at the Kennady North project. The material was collected by bulk sampling programs in 2015 and 2016. The five

  • News

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Hatch’s work at Gahcho Kue earns award

    November 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – At an awards gala hosted by the Montreal chapter of the Project Management Institute on Nov. 8, 2016, Hatch’s submission for the Gahcho Kue project took top honours in the private industry category. The 2016 project of the

  • Feature

    Stornoway’s First Diamonds

    October 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Stornoway marks the end of a 15-year journey to build Quebec’s first diamond mine.

  • DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine Opens

    September 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially opened today. The mine, a joint venture with The De Beers Group of Companies (51 per cent) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49 per cent), is expected

  • ECONOMY: Canada’s territories on diverging GDP paths: Conference Board of Canada

    September 22, 2016 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    It’s tough enough to have an economy dependent on commodity cycles, but doubly so in the small economies of Canada’s three territories, where the opening or closing of a single mine can make the difference between a growing or shrinking

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue to pump $6.7B to NWT economy

    September 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The newest diamond mine in Canada, Gahcho Kue near Lac de Gras, will pump $6.7 billion into the territorial economy during the life of the project, according to a report published by EY for De Beers Group

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue ramp up begins with 24- and 12-ct stones

    August 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds says production is ramping up at the new Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife, with the added bonus that two gem quality stones weighing 24.65 and 12.10 carats have been

  • Feature

    A transformative technology catches up in the far north

    August 1, 2016 by Bill Braden

    So, how do you measure up three million tonnes of crushed rock and gravel? Just a few years ago, it would have been with at least two surveyors and their cumbersome gear trudging for days around the stockpiles. But in

  • News

    DIAMONDS: De Beers puts Snap Lake mine up for sale

    July 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – De Beers Canada of Calgary has decided to see if the Snap Lake diamond mine 220 km northeast of Yellowknife can be sold. The company has engaged the Bank of Montreal to market the property. The mine,

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Kennady bulk sample points to Faraday 2 potential

    July 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto has received good diamond recovery results from the Faraday 2 mini-bulk sample. The 21.1-tonne sample was recovered using two large diameter reverse circulation drills at the Kennady North project. The sample was processed