Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • Feature

    Patrolling the ice road in the frozen North is a ‘safety first’ occupation

    May 1, 2016 by Richard Jalbert

    Does living and working on Canada’s Ice Highway appeal to everyone? The obvious answer is “NO,” because the word “ice” is in its name. And, as many people in Canada would probably agree, that’s something they could easily live without.

  • DIAMONDS: New standards for responsibly sourced, artisanal stones

    April 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI),an organization focused on improving the lives of artisanal diamond miners, has launched the Maedeleo Diamond Standards. MDS is aimed at ensuring respect for human rights, the environment and community well-being. DDI executive director

  • News

    Stornoway tweaks mine plan for Renard

    April 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX: SWY) has added three extra years of production to its Renard project, which will become Quebec’s first-ever diamond mine when commercial production kicks off in December. Just six months before the first ore is scheduled to be

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    DIAMONDS: North Arrow drills new kimberlites at North Pikoo

    April 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATCHEWAN – As North Arrow Minerals of Vancouver wraps up the current drilling program at its Pikoo diamond project near the community of Deschambault Lake, the company reports the discovery of as many as four, discrete new kimberlites. North Arrow

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    DIAMONDS: Kennady discovers third kimberlite at Faraday

    March 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES  – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto says that drilling has resulted in the discovery of a third kimberlite at the high grade Faraday kimberlite cluster, part of the Kennady North project 280 km northeast of Yellowknife and adjacent to