Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    Update: Stornoway starts diamond production at Renard

    July 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s not easy to over deliver, or let alone deliver according to plan. But, it’s what Stornoway Diamond (TSX:SWY) has a knack for doing. In mid-July, the company started processing ore at Quebec’s first operating diamond mine, ahead of its already

  • News

    Dominion Diamond approves $647M Jay project

    July 11, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Dominion Diamond (TSX:DDC; NYSE: DDC) is going ahead with a major investment to extend the mine life at its majority owned Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest Territories by 13 years. The US$647 million investment involves developing the Jay kimberlite pipe

  • News

    DIAMONDS: PEA puts Chidliak after tax NPV at $471M for Peregrine

    July 7, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – The preliminary economic assessment is complete for phase one of the Chidliak diamond project on Baffin Island, 120 km northeast of Iqaluit, and owner Peregrine Diamonds of Vancouver is looking at a 10-year open pit project with attractive

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers to flood Snap Lake mine

    June 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – De Beers Canada of is making plans to flood its Snap Lake diamond project where mining was suspended in December 2015. The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board has reviewed the company’s plans and given its nod

  • NATURAL GAS: Deliveries for Stornoway’s Renard mine

    June 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Stornoway’s Renard diamond mine, located approximately 1400km north of Montreal, is scheduled to get liquefied natural gas (LNG) thanks to the Quebec government’s plan of deploying its 2030 Energy Policy and the Northern Plan. The Minister of Energy and Natural

  • News

    CanAlaska’s diamond play attracts $20M option from De Beers

    May 26, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Prospect generator CanAlaska Uranium (TSXV: CVV; US-OTC: CVVUF) is not commonly associated with diamonds, but on May 18 it announced a $20.4-million option agreement with De Beers Canada on 75 “kimberlite-style” targets staked in Saskatchewan’s northwestern Athabasca basin. The company acquired the claims

  • News

    Gahcho Kué shifts the future of De Beers Canada

    May 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    With the Gahcho Kué diamond mine more than 90% complete, De Beers Canada and 49% joint venture partner Mountain Province Diamonds’ (TSX: MPV; NASDAQ: MDM), are on the home stretch towards developing the project, 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. On track for production

  • News

    DIAMONDS: CanAlaska, De Beers in $20.4M deal for kimberlite targets near Lake Athabasca

    May 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – Vancouver-based CanAlaska Uranium has entered into an $20.4 million option-participation agreement with De Beers Canada of Toronto. The funds will be spent testing 75 kimberlite style targets staked by CanAlaska south of Lake Athabasca in the western portion

  • News

    Tough year tests Dominion

    May 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    It’s been a turbulent year for Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC). 2015 was always expected to be a transitional year for the miner: At its 88.9% owned Ekati mine, the company knew it would be mining lower grade ore before starting

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Lucara sells 813-ct stone for US$63M, highest price ever

    May 10, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has sold a 813-carat rough diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana for US$63.11 million or US$77,649 per carat. This is the highest price ever paid for a rough stone. The diamond has been named

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Maiden CH-7 resource at Peregrine’s Chidliak tops 4M carats

    May 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based Peregrine Diamonds has released the maiden inferred resource estimate for the CH-7 kimberlite pipe at the Chidliak diamond project on Baffin Island. The CH-7 pipe contains 4.23 million carats of diamonds in 4.99 million tonnes of kimberlite

  • Feature

    Shaking up safety culture

    May 1, 2016 by Bill Braden

    At a recent crew change heading up to Kennady Diamond’s Kelvin camp northeast of Yellowknife, a dozen or so geologists, camp workers and a cook milled around the loading bay at the Air Tindi hangar. Pallets of fresh food and