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An aerial view of construction of the Jericho diamond mine in Nunavut.

Jericho: Canada’s next diamond mine

Jericho, Nunavut — By early next year, the Jericho diamond project in Canada’s Far North will be producing its first diamonds. It will be Canada’s third diamond mine and Nunavut’s first….



Drilling on the Fort  la Corne Joint Venture in north-central Saskatchewan. Inset: Core from the 148 kimberlite body.

Shore Gold and Kensington to merge

By agreeing to merge and consolidate their respective holdings in the Fort la Corne diamond district of Saskatchewan, management of both Shore Gold (SGF-T) and Kensington…


Ontario's Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci (left) with Assistant Deputy Mines Minister John Gammon at the opening of the John B. Gammon Geoscience Library, named in honour of Gammon, who will retire Aug. 31. During his 16 years in office, the affable Gammon established the Willet Green Miller Centre in Sudbury as a centre of geoscience excellence and helped raise Ontario's international mining profile.

Manitoba promotes exploration incentives

Vancouver — Manitoba is pulling out the stops to lure more mining and exploration companies to the province. In a recent cross-country tour, government officials offered generous exploration incentiv…



A recent aerial photo of De Beers' Gahcho Ku diamond exploration camp in the Northwest Territories, 275 km northeast of Yellowknife. The project centres on the Kennady Lake cluster of five diamond-bearing pipes.

De Beers pulls plug on Kimberley mines

Faced with the challenges of finding new profitable carats to meet growing demand, De Beers is closing some of its mature, money-losing mines in South Africa, while it looks to Cana…


From left: Brian Baird, head of mine planning with Melbourne-based BHP Billiton; McGill University Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos; and Michael Eamon, head of hydrometallurgy and technology with BHP Billiton. The company acknowledged the work of Dimitrakopoulos at recent a ceremony where it presented the professor with $800,000 for further research.

McGill mines mineral expert

Renowned scholar Roussos Dimitrakopoulos has joined McGill University in Montreal to pursue his ongoing research into mine engineering….


The view north from the soon-to-be-exhausted AK1 open pit at the Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia. The pit measures about 2.5 km by 1 km.

Aber looks to Harry Winston for added value

Through its 40% ownership of the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories and a 51% interest in luxury jeweler Harry Winston, Aber Diamond (ABZ-T) is now uniquely positioned…


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