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By Gary Park
Mining News Calgary correspondent 

Diamond prospectors spur permit frenzy


Last updated 2/15/2004 at Noon

With diamond production soaring in the Northwest Territories, prospectors are ready to flood the region as Canada works its way into third place among world's producers. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut governments have issued more than 2,000 permits covering more than 70 million acres, the bulk of them stemming from exploration work done last spring and summer.

Nunavut, which issued perm...

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