Canadian Mining Journal


Lucara Diamond Corp


  • DIAMONDS: Lucara has two-pronged growth plan, CEO Eira Thomas says

    June 20, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    LONDON, U.K. – The following is an edited excerpt of an interview with Lucara Diamond president and CEO Eira Thomas, carried out by Dean MacPherson, head of business development for global mining at TMX Group, at The Northern Miner’s Canadian Mining Symposium

  • Diamond mining industry ripe for consolidation, says Lucara’s Eira Thomas

    June 11, 2019 by John Cumming

    Dean MacPherson: I want to jump right into it and get your opinion on the state of affairs in the diamond industry and the mining industry generally. What’s happening, what are you seeing, what are you feeling? Eira Thomas: The common theme

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara pulls 1,758-ct near gem from Karowe mine

    April 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Lucara Diamond Corp., headquartered in Vancouver, has pulled another gigantic diamond from its Karowe mine. It is described as weighing 1,758 carats, variable quality near gem. It is the largest stone ever  mined at Karowe. In November 2015,

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara recovers 240-ct gem from Karowe

    January 28, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Earlier this month, Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 127-carat top white diamond from its Karowe mine. And the good new just keeps coming. This time the company has recovered a 240-carat top white gem from the same mine.

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara unearths 127-ct top white stone at Karowe

    January 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 127-carat, top white gem diamond at its Karowe mine in the Orapa-Letlhakane district. The mine also produced the 1,109-carat Lesdi la Rona and the 813-carat Constellation, which sold for a record

  • 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