Iconic mines, including Ekati and Diavik are now old, tired and running out of diamonds; they will likely both close soon. So far, operations that were designed to replace them aren’t faring well either.
Dominion Diamond Mining News
The stone was found at Dominion Diamond and Rio Tinto's Diavik mine.
Dominion Diamond Corporation today provided an update on its renewed strategic focus on greenfield exploration activities at the Ekati Diamond Mine, Diavik Diamond Mine and other properties in the Lac de Gras region in the Northwest Territories in Canada.
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The target group was the the top diamond consumer in 2015, a year in which most commodities plummeted, hitting the mining industry very hard.
This was supposed to be a key year for Dominion, especially with the commencement of mining at the company’s rich Misery Main pipe at its Ekati mine.
The Sable kimberlite pipe, for which permitting is already in place, could see mining beginning in 2019.