NRC Arctic program aims to realize 'full potential' of Canada's North

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-31
VANCOUVER — Natural resource development in Canada can come with a unique set of challenges due to a variety of isolated, cold-weather climates. The federal government is hoping it can make life easier for miners and other parties...

Canterra Minerals carves out more ground in diamond country

Source: Daily News | 2014-10-31
Randy Turner — the man who guided Winspear Diamonds from the discovery of the Snap Lake diamond deposit in northern Canada to its sale to De Beers for $305 million in 2000 — is back at diamond exploration again in the same part of...

Kennady Diamonds loses altitude on Kelvin results 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-15
Kennady Diamonds’ (TSXV: KDI; US-OTC: KDIAF) high-flying stock lost almost a third of its value in a single day on disappointing grades from a mini-bulk sample at its Kennady North diamond project in the Northwest Territories.

Stellar Diamonds starts trial mining in Guinea 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-15
For a junior diamond-development company with operations in Guinea and Sierra Leone — two of the three countries in West Africa hit by the Ebola virus — it’s remarkable that Stellar Diamonds (US-OTC: SDIZF; LSE:...

De Beers the jewel of Anglo American as iron-ore price drops  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-08
Other diversified mining giants have had second thoughts about diamonds, but Anglo American (US-OTC: AAUKY; LSE: AAL) never seemed in doubt about its interest in De Beers — the world’s largest diamond miner by value.

Stornoway advances Quebec's first diamond mine  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-01
Junior explorer turned developer Stornoway Diamond (TSX: SWY; US-OTC: SWYDF) is building Quebec’s first diamond mine, set to start commercial production in 2017, after having raised $946 million for its Renard diamond project in July.

Commentary: Plan Nord+ - Fresh breezes from the Belle Province 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-01
Having just recently attended the Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Colo., and the Denver Gold Show, I was pleased to see that even with dampened enthusiasm on the show floors due to the downward-trending price of gold, there was plenty...

Challenges abound for diamond industry, despite growing demand: De Beers 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-09-24
In its first detailed public report on the state of the diamond industry, diamond miner and retailer De Beers paints a picture of an industry that will likely struggle to meet demand while facing increasing competition from other luxury...

De Beers studies Victor extension as mine life wanes 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-09-17
With a mine life that ends in 2018, the ore is running out at Ontario’s only diamond mine — De Beers’ Victor mine, 90 km west of Attawapiskat.

Dominion Diamond shines with Q2 profits of US$27M  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-09-10
Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC) says its 80%-held Ekati mine and 40%-held Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories performed “exceptionally well” in the second fiscal quarter of 2015, with rough diamond production and sales...