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Underwater mining for Ekati diamonds

Arctic Canadian is having a remote-operated underwater continuous miner built to extract diamonds from flooded pits North of 60 Mining News – October 7, 2022

Underwater mining conjures images of the dredging up gold-rich marine placers off the beaches of Nome, Alaska, diamonds from the ocean floor of the coast of Namibia, or collecting potato-sized nodules of manganese off the deep-ocean floor. Arctic Canadian Diamond Company, however, has a completely different use for submersible mining technology – recovering diamonds from the bottom of previously m...


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