Canadian Mining Journal


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    DIAMONDS: Jwaneng opts for DebTech ore sorters for plant

    October 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Two high-throughput x-ray transmission (XRT) ore sorters from De Beers Technologies SA (DebTech) have been installed at Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine, as key elements of its new large diamond recovery pilot plant. According to Gordon Taylor, head of

  • DIAMONDS: Province gives environmental approval to Star-Orion South project

    October 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Star Diamond Corp. (formerly Shore Gold) has received approval for the Star-Orion South diamond project from the provincial minister of environment. The project is located near Fort a la Corne, in the central part of the province. The

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    AWARD: Hatch honoured for Gahcho Kue project

    October 24, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – When the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies handed out the Canadian Consulting Engineer award on Oct. 23, the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories was again honoured. Or more precisely, Hatch was recognized with an Award

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara readies Clara for first sale

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. will make its first sale of gems through Clara Diamond Solutions in November. Clara, a wholly owned Lucara subsidiary, is a digital sales platform. Clara uses proprietary analytics, with the latest cloud and blockchain technologies,

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    DIAMONDS: Stars of the Arctic – Vega, Altair and Capella

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines have revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds ever recovered from the Diavik mine near Lac de Gras. Collectively known at the Diavik Stars of the Arctic, the Stars will

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue gives up another kimberlite

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Exploration at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine has discovered another kimberlite  near the mine. The project is a joint venture of Mountain Province Diamonds (49%) and De Beers Canada (51% and operator). The current exploration program has

  • DIAMONDS: Vertigol ups interest in Mountain Province

    September 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    DUBLIN, Ireland – An Irish company with the name of Vertigol Unlimited has been buying up shares in Mountain Province Diamonds of Toronto. The Canadian diamond miner says Vertigol now holds 27.9% of its common shares. Vertigol purchased 6.2 million

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway successfully transitions Renard to underground production

    September 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has achieved full underground mine design capacity at its Renard mine. The property is located 350 km north of Chibougamau in the James Bay region. In fact, mining was above budget. Over the

  • DIAMONDS: Peregrine shareholders approve De Beers offer

    September 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Shareholders of Peregrine Diamonds have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a takeover offer from De Beers Canada. The arrangement was passed by 98.35% of votes cast by all stakeholders. De Beers proposed to acquire all of the Peregrine

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    DIAMONDS: Diavik celebrates fourth pipe opening

    August 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mining has begun on the A21 – the fourth kimberlite pipe to be put into production at the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras. The new pit will supply kimberlite to the processing plant for the

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara subsidiary firms up ties with Sarine

    August 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Through its wholly owned subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions, Lucara Diamond Corp. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, the world’s leading developer of technologies for the diamond industry. Clara will be the exclusive, worldwide customer for

  • ACQUISITION: Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. to be Acquired by De Beers Canada

    July 19, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement with De Beers Canada Inc. under which De Beers will acquire all of the Company’s outstanding common shares for $0.24 per share in