NUNAVUT – Construction is underway for this territory’s first diamond mine, says owner TAHERA DIAMOND CORP. of Toronto. Approximately 550 truckloads of equipment, materials, and supplies have been transported to the site on the seasonal winter road including 5.5 million litres of fuel, a 200-man modular camp facility, and all the necessary equipment and supplies to build the mine.
Extensive site preparation and earthwork activities have been underway since mid-February. The initial 4-million-litre total capacity fuel storage tanks have been erected, and the Jericho site accommodation facilities remain on schedule for occupancy by May 1, 2005. Through an arrangement with Kinross Gold, Tahera is using the nearby Lupin mine facilities to accommodate some of the construction personnel until facilities at the mine site are ready. The current development schedule calls for substantial completion of mine construction by the end of the year, and attainment of commercial diamond production in early 2006.
Tahera recently appointed its Jericho team, which includes Roland Jones as mine manager, Harold Gates as operations manager, and Allan Reeves as director of mine planning. For information on jobs available at the Jericho project, go to www.tahera.com, click on Jericho Diamond Project and follow the links. Resumes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 416-777-1898.