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Jericho diamond mine opens in Nunavut

 

Last updated 8/27/2006 at Noon



Tahera Diamond Corp. celebrated the opening Aug. 17 of Jericho, Canada's third operating diamond mine and the first diamond mining venture to come online in the arctic territory of Nunavut.

Just across the Northwest Territories border about 260 miles from Yellowknife, Jericho will eventually produce 375,000 carats of diamonds a year to yield 2.6 million carats over the initial eight-year life...



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