The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 112: Gren and Eira Thomas – feature interview with two icons of Canadian diamond mining
Eira Thomas (left), president and CEO of Lucara Diamond, with Alisha Hiyate, editor of Diamonds in Canada and editor-in-chief of Canadian Mining Journal at The Northern Miner's Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018. Photo by Erik Rotter.
Recorded live at The Northern Miner‘s inaugural Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018, this episode features in-depth “fireside” chats with two Canadian diamond mining icons: Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee and Diavik co-discoverer Grenville Thomas and his daughter Eira Thomas, president and CEO of Lucara Diamond.
Grenville Thomas (right), chairman of North Arrow Minerals, speaks with Richard Quarisa, Northern Miner staff writer, at The Northern Miner’s Diamonds in Canada Symposium in Toronto in June 2018. Photo by Erik Rotter.
Gren tells about how he got into mining, shares the excitement of the Diavik discovery, and gives his views on the current state of Canadian diamond exploration.
Eira offers her own perspective of the Diavik discovery and updates on us Lucara’s efforts to recover mega-size diamonds. She also discusses Lucara’s new interest in M&A, and its intention to shake up the diamond selling system via a new acquisition named Clara Diamond Solutions Corporation.
The Lesedi La Rona 1,109-carat diamond, discovered in 2015 at Lucara Diamond’s Karowe diamond mine in Botswana. Credit: Lucara Diamond.