De Beers Canada Exploration Inc

Shootout at Fort la Corne

A lengthy legal battle is shaping up at the Fort la Corne joint venture in Saskatchewan, with De Beers‘ Canadian arm naming its partner, Shore Gold (SGF-T, SHGD…

New mines face labour crunch

One need look no further than the Internet recruitment pages of some of the bigger mines under development in North America to gauge the gravity of the labour shortage in the mining sector….

Stornoway Diamond president and CEO Eira Thomas (right) prepares core for transport from the Aviat diamond property on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut.

High-interest source eludes Churchill JV

Despite discovering 17 new kimberlite bodies during the 2005 spring and summer drilling campaign at the Churchill project in eastern Nunavut, disappointing microdiamond results illustrate the fact tha…

De Beers does BEE deal

Anglo American (AAUK-Q) unit De Beers has reached a deal with South African group Ponahalo Investment Holdings to sell a 26% share in the diamond group’s South Af…

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…

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