Canadian Mining Journal


  • 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

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    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

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    COMMENT: An alternative diamond creation method

    March 16, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    Some people, this writer included, don’t want to wait 100 million years for the creation of another diamond. Fortunately, there is an alternative – grow it in a lab. New Diamond Technology of Basel, Switzerland, does exactly that. The company

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    DIAMONDS: Peregrine puts CH-7 valuation at $114 per carat

    March 8, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based Peregrine Diamonds says the latest 735.75 ct parcel of commercial sized (+1.18 mm square mesh) stones from the CH-7 pipe at the Chidliak project had an average value of US$114 per ct. The eight highest value diamonds

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion Diamond releases Sable PFS

    February 29, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Dominion Diamond Corp. has completed the prefeasibility study for the Sable project 17 km north-northwest of the Ekati diamond mine near Lac de Gras, and the results outline a probable reserve containing 10.1 million ct of stones.

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    Cutifani strives for ‘new’ Anglo American after tough 2015

    February 22, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In a video message to shareholders, Anglo American (US-OTC: AAUK; LSE: AAL) CEO Mark Cutifani said the company will dispose of an additional US$3-$4 billion in assets this year after posting a net loss of US$5.5 billion in 2015. Underlying earnings before

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    DIAMOND: Lucara names 1,111 ct stone “Lesedi La Rona”

    February 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – In November 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered a 1,111-ct diamond – the second largest ever found in the world – from its Karowe mine. To name it, the company held a contest for

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    Optimism remains for investment in Northwest Territories

    January 21, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — The Northwest Territories, which has led Canada in diamond and tungsten production, became a single commodity producer in late 2015 after North American Tungsten (CVE: NTC) closed its Cantung Mine, 300 km from Watson Lake, YT, due to

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    Dominion Diamond grapples with activist shareholders

    January 5, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Yellowknife-based Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC) is the latest Canadian miner to be put in the crosshairs by activist shareholders. On Dec. 21 Toronto-based hedge fund K2 & Associates Investment Management emailed a letter to the company’s lead director, Daniel

  • DIAMONDS: CPAWS very wrong about Victor mine

    December 22, 2015 by Marilyn Scales

    Remember hearing that “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”? Here is a contemporary corollary: “Especially when you cherry-pick your facts to make another look bad.” The case in point is the report circulated by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness