Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    Peregrine tests underground potential of CH-6

    November 29, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Peregrine Diamonds (TSX: PGD) completed an $8.5-million summer work program at its Chidliak project, 120 km northeast of Iqaluit, this year focused on expanding resources at the CH-6 kimberlite. The work included a 5,288-metre core drilling program at CH-6 to expand

  • DIAMONDS: Dominion Diamond’s new chapter

    November 23, 2017 by Virginia Heffernan

    One of the biggest deals to hit the diamond world recently is the sale and privatization of Dominion Diamond, Canada’s premier diamond miner and the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value. The sale gives Montana-based Washington Companies a 100%

  • DIAMONDS: Shore finds potential partner in Rio Tinto

    November 22, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate, Diamonds in Canada

    As recently as 2012, mining giant Rio Tinto had been publicly considering exiting the diamond space. But the company, which operates and owns 60% of the Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories, as well as the Argyle mine in Australia, was unable

  • DIAMONDS: Washington Cos complete Dominion Diamond deal

    November 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MISSOULA, Mont.  – The Washington Companies has completed the plan of arrangement making Dominion Diamond Corp. of Calgary a standalone, private company and member of the Washington group. Patrick Evans, formerly of Mountain Province Diamonds, has been named Dominion president

  • News

    DIAMONDS: De Beers to finish Victor mining in Q1 2019

    November 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – The De Beers Group announced on Nov. 1 that the Victor mine in Northern Ontario will be closed in the first quarter of 2019. Reserves will be exhausted at that time in line with the original feasibility study

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers, Yellowknives partner for maintenance at Snap Lake

    October 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Calgary-based De Beers Canada has created a new partnership with the Det’On Cho Corp. (DDC) for the care and maintenance of the Snap Lake diamond mine. The corporation is the business development arm of the Yellowknives Dene

  • News

    DIAMONDS: North Arrow completes mini-sample at Naujaat project

    October 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals has completed summer drilling and taking a mini-bulk sample from its 100% owned Naujaat (now-yat) diamond project. The project, located near the hamlet of Repulse Bay, was formerly known as the Qilalugaq project. The

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Faraday kimberlites contain 5M carats – Kennady

    October 3, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Toronto-based Kennady Diamonds has released the maiden inferred resource for the Faraday kimberlites near the Gahcho Kue mine. The inferred resource is estimated at 3.27 million tonnes grading 1.54 carats per tonne and containing 5.02 million carats. The

  • Feature

    Stornoway’s Renard diamond mine reaches full production

    October 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Stornoway blazes a trail in Quebec with the province’s first diamond mine

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers helps fund book of cultural lessons for Tljcho youth

    September 28, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – De Beers Canada has contributed $15,000 toward a new book that captures key cultural lessons for Tljcho youth. The book, Tljcho Whaehdoo Godii (Tljcho Storıes from Long Ago), and an accompanying teachers’ guide were launched recently at an

  • News

    DIAMOND: Lucara sells 1,100-ct Lesedi La Rona for $53M

    September 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has finally sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond for US$53 million (US$47,777 per carat) to Graff Diamonds. The company tried to auction the stone in June 2016, but offers did not reach the reserve

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Altius discovers gems at Lynx project in Manitoba

    September 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MANITOBA – In what appears to be a first by a public company, Altius Minerals Corp. of St. John’s, Nfld., says it has discovered both micro- and macro-diamonds on the Lynx diamond property near the community of Oxford House. Altius