Canadian Mining Journal


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    North Arrow tests new kimberlite field in Nunavut

    November 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Following up on last year’s discovery of the diamond-bearing ML8 kimberlite at its Mel project in Nunavut, North Arrow Minerals (TSXV: NAR) completed the first ever exploration drilling campaign at the project. Six holes totalling 787.5 metres were completed, with five intersecting

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    DIAMONDS: Dunnedin updates exploration at Kahuna property

    November 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based Dunnedin Ventures is updating its exploration progress at the Kahuna diamond project 20 km from Rankin Inlet. The KH10-11 kimberlite pipe was discovered this summer, and already the company  has sent samples for analysis. The company has

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers is said to make big cuts in low end diamond prices

    November 13, 2018 by MINING.COM Staff

    BOTSWANA – De Beers made steep cuts in the prices of low quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation. The world’s biggest producer reduced prices as much as 10% for low quality stones,

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa recovers first rough diamond over 50 carats from new Yakutia deposit

    November 8, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RUSSIA – Russia’s Alrosa just recovered the first large gem quality rough diamond from its Verkhne-Munskoe deposit, which recently launched operations in Western Yakutia. In a press release, the world’s top diamond producer said the transparent round shaped octahedron crystal with

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    DIAMONDS: Stornoway seeks more resources at Renard mine

    November 7, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Since the beginning of the year, Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has been drilling and sampling at the Renard diamond mine in the James Bay region, about 350 km north of Chibougamau. The aim is to upgrade resources

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    DIAMONDS: Alrosa kicks off mining at new diamond field in Siberia

    November 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    RUSSIA – World’s top diamond producer by output Alrosa said Wednesday it had begun production at its new Verkhne-Munskoye diamond field in eastern Siberia, which Russian President Vladimir Putin said would reinforce the state controlled firm’s position as a world leader.

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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