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Pandemic curbs diamond mining, markets

Canada's Gahcho Kué mine still churning out millions of carats North of 60 Mining News – July 31, 2020

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 57

Though world diamond markets remain closed after their shutdown this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, diamond mining in Canada's North is showing signs of life.

One mine, Ekati, shut down in the spring remains closed and most explorers have delayed field work until 2021, an intrepid few are reporting pre-pandemic progress and post-pandemic activities.

In the spring, the governments of...


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