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552-carat diamond unearthed at Diavik

North of 60 Mining News – January 1, 2019

 

Last updated 9/25/2020 at 10:31am

Diavik diamond mine CanadaMark Rio Tinto Dominion NWT

Dominion Diamond Mines

This 552-carat diamond recovered from the Diavik Mine in Northwest Territories is the largest known gem quality diamond ever found in North America.

Dominion Diamond Mines Dec. 13 said the largest known gem quality diamond ever found in North America was unearthed at Diavik, a mine in Northwest Territories owned 40 percent by Dominion and 60 percent by Rio Tinto.

Weighing in at 552 carats, this yellow diamond is nearly triple the size of the next largest diamond recovered in North America, a 187.7 gem found at the same mine known as the Dia...



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