Diamond exploration projects to take off in the Northwest Territories


Following the world’s richest diamond mines like Ekati, Diavik and Snap Lake in close proximity, another mine development in the area will be taking place in the Slave Craton of the Northwest Territories. When it comes to diamond exploration, proximity to a mine that diamonds have already been found is of great importance, according to Professor Roger Morton from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, reports Market One Media.

The De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds-owned Gancho Kué diamond project in the southeast proximity of the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines is set to open in 2016.

Another diamond mining project in line is the Kennady North, already confirmed to have four diamond pipes, two of them containing samples two to three times greater per tonne than those from Gancho Kué, as reported by the company. CJ