Canadian Mining Journal


Dominion Diamond Corporation


  • News

    Rio Tinto to stay in the diamond business

    June 26, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Rio Tinto (RIO-N, RIO-L) has decided to hang onto its diamond assets after all, concluding a strategic review of the business that the miner began in March 2012.

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    MINING PEOPLE: Dominion Diamond, Firesteel, Kariana, NWM Mining, and SGS

    May 28, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Toronto’s Dominion Diamond Corp. has named Chantal Lavoie the new president and COO for Dominion Diamond Ekati Corp., effective July 1, 2013. Based in Yellowknife, NT, he will be responsible for the company’s mining operations. His experience…

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    DIAMONDS: Rio Tinto creates online auction

    May 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Rio Tinto Diamonds of Belgium has introduced an online auction platform for the sale of its diamonds. Stones not covered by existing supply agreements will be offered to a select number of invited companies.

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion issues reserve and resource numbers for Ekati

    April 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Dominion Diamond Corp. of Toronto has released a new reserve and resource estimate for the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras. The current reserves will support production to 2019.

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    DIAMONDS: Sale of Ekati mine to close April 10

    April 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories, as well as related regulatory authorities, have confirmed that they will approve the sale of the Ekati diamond mine at Lac de Gras to Dominion Diamond Corp….

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion completes sale of Harry Winston brand

    March 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Dominion Diamond Corp. has completed the previously announced sale of its luxury brand diamond jewelry and timepiece division, Harry Winston, to The Swatch Group Ltd.

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    DIAMONDS: Roadblock removed, Ekati acquisition to go forward

    February 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has announced that all legal actions surrounding its acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras have been discontinued. BHP Billiton, the current owner, and all of the joint…

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    DIAMONDS: Roadblock for Ekati acquisition

    January 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The deal for Harry Winston Diamond Corp. to buy out BHP Billiton’s interest in the Ekati diamond mine at Lac des Gras has hit a roadblock. Minority owner Chuck Fipke, who along with Stuart Blusson discovered the…

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    DIAMONDS: Harry Winston sheds retail to become Dominion Diamond

    January 14, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has announced a deal to sell its luxury brand diamond jewelry and watch division to The Swatch Group for $1 billion. Swatch will pay US$750 million and assume up to US$250 of pro forma net debt.

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    DIAMOND MINING: BHP Billion sells Ekati to Harry Winston for $500M

    November 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – BHP Billiton is selling its diamond business, including the Ekati mine at Lac de Gras, to Harry Winston Diamond Corp. of Toronto. The deal is worth US$500 million, and it should close in Q1 2013.

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    DIAMOND MINING: Diavik life-of-mine plan updated

    August 20, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The plans for the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras are available, including anticipated annual production by pipe, operating costs and capital costs through 2023. The mine is a joint venture of Rio Tinto (60%)…

  • Feature

    Forty of our Finest

    August 1, 2012 by Marilyn Scales

    Reports have been read. Numbers crunched. Comparisons made. Now our annual look at Canada’s Top 40 mining companies is ready.