Canadian Mining Journal

Diavik Diamond Mine

  • News

    DIAMONDS: Top 10 producers in 2016

    May 10, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – has published a list of the 10 largest diamond mines in the world, ranked by output value. It is a lovely list, especially for the inclusion of two Canadian mines. He is a quick rundown: Rank Mine

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    DIAMONDS: Diavik mine yields 187-ct gem, largest ever found in Canada

    December 2, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Diavik diamond mine, a partnership of Rio Tinto (60%) and Toronto-based Dominion Diamond Corp. (40%), has unearthed the largest diamond – 187.7 ct – ever mined in Canada. Rio Tinto showcased what has been named the

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    Diavik mine rescue team competes at northern event

    August 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Congratulations to the Diavik Mine rescue team, winners of two events at the 56th Annual Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission mine rescue competition held in Yellowknife earlier in the summer.

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    DIAMONDS: Rio Tinto creates online auction

    May 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    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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    Another “safe” winter road season for Diavik Mines

    May 1, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. of Yellowknife, NT. is pleased to report that its 2012 winter-road resupply program has been completed safely with 3,160 loads (89,000 tonnes) of fuel, cement, explosives, equipment, wind turbine equipment (see full…

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    Great Gusto

    May 1, 2012 by Bill Braden

    At midnight on Valentine’s Day this year, as the Northern Lights swirled eerily overhead and a crisp breeze amplified the -20C chill, an unusual convoy of Western Star heavy haul trucks, pilot vehicles, and highway escorts were…

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    YEAR END RESULTS: Good news for all types of miners

    January 17, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    It’s not just the gold producers who are reporting positive fourth quarter and 2011 year end results. The news releases reaching CMJ in the past week include base metal miners, diamond miners and more. Here is look at a few of the notable…

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    Diavik’s mine rescue team wins overall championship

    October 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, NWT, is pleased to announce that its mine rescue team recently won the overall underground competition at the 10th National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition held every two…

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    Mine rescue teams perform well

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    The Diavik mine rescue team will compete in the 10th Biennial National Regional Mine Rescue Competition in Fernie, BC, thanks to its second-place finish in the recent Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s competition in Yellowknife.

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    CERTIFICATION: Mining industry recognises Canada’s first nationally certified miners

    May 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    MONTREAL – Canada’s first graduating class of 95 mine workers with nationally recognized skills were honoured at the CIM on May 24, 2011. The Canadian Mining Credentials Program (CMCP) was developed by the Mining Industry Human Resources…

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    More winter work

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. of Yellowknife is another company that successfully worked through the winter using ice roads to deliver supplies and equipment to a mine in northern Canada.

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    PERSPECTIVE: Kinross buys Red Back, growth opportunity in Africa

    August 11, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    In what is being billed as a friendly deal, Kinross Gold of Toronto has offered US$7.1 billion for Vancouver’s…