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
Last updated 10/20/2022 at 2:39pm
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 previou...