Canadian Mining Journal


  • DIAMONDS: De Beers supports artisanal miners with new grant to DDI

    April 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Diamond Development Initiative has received what it calls another “significant” contribution from the De Beers Group of Companies. The money will be used to promote responsible production and improve the lives and conditions of artisanal diamond miners

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    Stornoway’s Matt Manson on the long road to production at Renard

    April 10, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In this feature interview, Matt Manson, president and CEO of Stornoway Diamond (TSX-SWY), reflects on his decade-long journey leading the company that transformed Renard from a grassroots exploration project in remote Quebec into the province’s first diamond mine — a feat that

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    COMMENT: New chapter for Canadian diamonds?

    March 23, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    This writer has a fondness for Canadian diamonds, as do many CMJ readers. The stones are beautiful, world famous and conflict free – an excellent accomplishment for a sector that didn’t exist 35 years ago. But could the Canadian diamond

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    PDAC: De Beers, Mountain Province take home award for Gahcho Kue

    March 8, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada passed out numerous awards to industry leaders at its annual awards gala on March 7. De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds shared the Viola R. MacMillan Award for their success

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    TNM Mining Person of the Year: Matt Manson

    March 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    There’s something to be said for being first. And Matt Manson, The Northern Miner’s choice as Mining Person of the Year for 2016, bears the distinction of guiding Stornoway Diamond through a daunting, decade-long journey to open Quebec’s first diamond mine

  • DIAMONDS: De Beers pushes back Tango Extension at Victor mine

    February 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Some stories published today imply that De Beers Canada of Calgary is abandoning its plan to extend the life of the Victor diamond mine in the James Bay Lowlands. Sadly, the headlines make it seem as if the

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue mine offers up 67+ct gem quality octahedron

    February 6, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Miners at the new Gahcho Kue diamond mine near Lac de Gras have recovered the largest gem quality stone – a 67.87-carat octahedron – ever found there. The announcement was made by Mountain Province Diamonds, owner of

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    CanAlaska not giving up on diamond hunt in West Athabasca

    January 25, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Global diamond miner De Beers may have walked away from CanAlaska Uranium’s (TSXV: CVV; US-OTC: CVVUF) West Athabasca diamond project in Saskatchewan, but CanAlaska president and CEO Peter Dasler still believes the property’s geological and geophysical puzzles are worth solving. On Dec. 23,

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    DIAMONDS: Kennady reports grades of 3.14 and 3.22 ct/t

    January 23, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Kennady Diamonds reports same grade of 3.14 ct/t from Faraday 1 and 3.22 ct/t from Faraday 2 kimberlites at its Kennady North diamond project 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The samples were recovered by core drilling

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    Early diamonds launch Gahcho Kue mine

    January 1, 2017 by Bill Braden

    If the logistics of building a $1 billion diamond mine 400 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle sound daunting, try organizing its opening ceremony. With a guest list of 150 investors, aboriginal chiefs, politicians, company officials and media from as

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    Patrick Evans: Bankers and bureaucrats don’t get it

    January 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Behind the glow of satisfaction with the successful launch of Gahcho Kue, the CEO and president of Mountain Province Diamonds reflects somewhat ruefully on the two decades of hard slogging it took to get there. Soft spoken and cool headed,

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    DIAMONDS: Snap Lake mine to be flooded

    December 19, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Unable to find a buyer, De Beers Canada has decided to go forward with putting the Snap Lake diamond mine on extended care and maintenance. In effect, this means flooding the underground mine. De Beers said the