Canadian Mining Journal


Lucara Diamond Corp


  • DIAMONDS: Lucara readies Clara for first sale

    October 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. will make its first sale of gems through Clara Diamond Solutions in November. Clara, a wholly owned Lucara subsidiary, is a digital sales platform. Clara uses proprietary analytics, with the latest cloud and blockchain technologies,

  • DIAMONDS: Lucara subsidiary firms up ties with Sarine

    August 20, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Through its wholly owned subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions, Lucara Diamond Corp. has entered into a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, the world’s leading developer of technologies for the diamond industry. Clara will be the exclusive, worldwide customer for

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    DIAMONDS: Gren and Eira Thomas podcast

    July 16, 2018 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 112: Gren and Eira Thomas – feature interview with two icons of Canadian diamond mining Recorded live at The Northern Miner‘s inaugural Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018, this episode features in-depth

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    MINING PEOPLE: Lucara Diamond, Avino Silver and Gold, and TerraX Minerals

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Eira Thomas is now CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. with headquarters in Vancouver. Previously she was president and CEO of Kaminak Gold, and before that she was a co-founder and CEO of Stornoway Diamond. Vancouver-based Avino Silver and Gold Mines

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    Eira Thomas takes the reins at Lucara

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Lightning has struck more than once so far in Eira Thomas’s career of more than 25 years. The geologist famously spotted a nearly 2-carat diamond in drill core – an incredibly rare occurrence – during exploration at Lac de Gras

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    MINING PEOPLE: Aquila, BQ Metals, Lucara, and Wheaton

    March 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Toronto’s Aquila Resources has appointed Michael Welch to the role of COO. He is a former employee of Lundin Mining, and before that was VP of operations at Glencore’s Raglan mine. BQ Metals Corp. of Vancouver has named John Wilton

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    DIAMOND: Lucara sells 1,100-ct Lesedi La Rona for $53M

    September 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has finally sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond for US$53 million (US$47,777 per carat) to Graff Diamonds. The company tried to auction the stone in June 2016, but offers did not reach the reserve

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    Top 10 Canadian-based diamond companies

    July 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canada is the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world, according to the Mining Association of Canada. Last year two new diamond mines came into production: Gahcho Kue in the Northwest Territories and Renard in Quebec. Here are the top 10

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    Five reasons diamond stocks have been dragging

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In the first quarter of 2017, a market-cap weighted aggregation of diamond miners in U.S. dollars including Alrosa (RTS: ALRS), Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL), Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC), Gem Diamonds (LSE: GEMD), Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC), Stornoway Diamond(TSX: SWY), Firestone Diamonds (LSE: FDI), and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NASDAQ: MPVD) was up

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    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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    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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    DIAMONDS: World’s second largest, gem quality stone unearthed by Lucara

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – On Nov. 18, 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered the world’s second largest diamond, weighing 1,111 carats, from its Karowe mine. The stone was found in the south lobe of the mine and recovered