Canadian Mining Journal


  • ECONOMY: Canada’s territories on diverging GDP paths: Conference Board of Canada

    September 22, 2016 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    It’s tough enough to have an economy dependent on commodity cycles, but doubly so in the small economies of Canada’s three territories, where the opening or closing of a single mine can make the difference between a growing or shrinking

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue to pump $6.7B to NWT economy

    September 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The newest diamond mine in Canada, Gahcho Kue near Lac de Gras, will pump $6.7 billion into the territorial economy during the life of the project, according to a report published by EY for De Beers Group

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    DIAMONDS: Gahcho Kue ramp up begins with 24- and 12-ct stones

    August 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds says production is ramping up at the new Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife, with the added bonus that two gem quality stones weighing 24.65 and 12.10 carats have been

  • Feature

    A transformative technology catches up in the far north

    August 1, 2016 by Bill Braden

    So, how do you measure up three million tonnes of crushed rock and gravel? Just a few years ago, it would have been with at least two surveyors and their cumbersome gear trudging for days around the stockpiles. But in

  • News

    DIAMONDS: De Beers puts Snap Lake mine up for sale

    July 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – De Beers Canada of Calgary has decided to see if the Snap Lake diamond mine 220 km northeast of Yellowknife can be sold. The company has engaged the Bank of Montreal to market the property. The mine,

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    DIAMONDS: Kennady bulk sample points to Faraday 2 potential

    July 25, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto has received good diamond recovery results from the Faraday 2 mini-bulk sample. The 21.1-tonne sample was recovered using two large diameter reverse circulation drills at the Kennady North project. The sample was processed

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    Peregrine eyes Chidliak diamond production by 2021

    July 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Peregrine Diamonds (TSX: PGD; US-OTC: PGDIF) is hoping to have its Chidliak discovery in production within five years, and it outlined the path forward on July 7 via a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) focused on the CH-6 and CH-7 kimberlite pipes.

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    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

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    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

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    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