Canadian Mining Journal


Dominion Diamond Corporation


  • Dominion Diamond Mines sale of Ekati falls through

    October 13, 2020 by Northern Miner staff

    The future of the Ekati diamond mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories remains uncertain after Dominion Diamond Mines announced that a deal to sell it to a subsidiary owned by its parent company, The Washington Companies, has fallen apart. Dominion Diamond

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    Miners rise to the challenges of the pandemic

    September 1, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Canadian mine sites have done well to keep employees and communities safe.

  • DIAMONDS: Natural Diamond Council makes marketing push

    June 15, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Diamond Producers’ Association (DPA), established only five years ago by a coalition of diamond miners including De Beers and Alrosa, has relaunched as the Natural Diamond Council. In addition to continuing to advertise natural diamonds as the DPA did

  • COMMENTARY: Dominion Diamond latest to seek creditor protection

    May 13, 2020 by Marilyn Scales

    Blaming the COVID-19 pandemic, Dominion Diamond sought and was granted creditor protection last month. Mining was suspended in March due to requirements to limit the spread of the virus. Dominion is the 100% owner and operator of Canada’s first diamond

  • DIAMONDS: Coronavirus curbs Mountain Province revenue

    March 25, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Unlike many other mines in Canada and around the world that have been put on care and maintenance in the last week because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, De Beers‘ (51%-owned) and Mountain Province Diamonds‘ (49%-owned) Gahcho Kué mine in

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion drills kimberlite at North Arrow’s LDG project

    July 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals says its JV partner and operator at the LDG project, Dominion Diamond Mines, has intersected kimberlite in the first drill hole of the season. The project is located near Lac de Gras, 10

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    DIAMONDS: Stars of the Arctic – Vega, Altair and Capella

    October 2, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Mines have revealed three of the finest large rough diamonds ever recovered from the Diavik mine near Lac de Gras. Collectively known at the Diavik Stars of the Arctic, the Stars will

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    DIAMONDS: Diavik celebrates fourth pipe opening

    August 21, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Mining has begun on the A21 – the fourth kimberlite pipe to be put into production at the Diavik diamond mine near Lac de Gras. The new pit will supply kimberlite to the processing plant for the

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    DIAMONDS: Mountain Province joins CanadaMark program

    May 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Mountain Province Diamonds has reached an agreement with Dominion Diamond Mines which certifies Mountain Province polished stones under the CanadaMark trademark. Joining the program assures customers of the supply chain integrity of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail.

  • DIAMONDS: Dominion Diamond’s new chapter

    November 23, 2017 by Virginia Heffernan

    One of the biggest deals to hit the diamond world recently is the sale and privatization of Dominion Diamond, Canada’s premier diamond miner and the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds by value. The sale gives Montana-based Washington Companies a 100%

  • DIAMONDS: Washington Cos complete Dominion Diamond deal

    November 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MISSOULA, Mont.  – The Washington Companies has completed the plan of arrangement making Dominion Diamond Corp. of Calgary a standalone, private company and member of the Washington group. Patrick Evans, formerly of Mountain Province Diamonds, has been named Dominion president

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    DIAMONDS: Dominion completes Fox underground PEA at Ekati mine

    September 7, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Calgary-based Dominion Diamond Corp. has received the results of a preliminary economic assessment for an underground diamond mine below the mined our Fox pit at the Ekati project near Lac des Gras. The PEA says the Fox