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  • Explor Start a Diamond Drill Program on the Chester Copper Property 2016-10-17

    ROUYN-NORANDA, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 17, 2016) - Explor Resources Inc. ("Explor" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:EXS)(OTCQX:EXSFF)(FRANKFURT:E1H1)(BERLIN:E1H1) is pleased to announce the start of a 2,000 meters diamond Drill program on the Chester Copper Property. The Chester Copper property is located in the Northumberland County, 70 km southwest of Bathurst, New Brunswick and 50 km west-northwest of Miramichi, New Brunswick, within the Bathurst Mining Camp. This area has an extensive history in base metal production from VMS deposits.

  • Major diamond mine open for business 2016-09-22
  • North Arrow Concludes Spring Drilling Program at Redemption 2016-05-10

    VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: NAR) announces it has completed a spring exploration drilling program at the Redemption Diamond Project in the Northwest Territories. The property is located in the Lac de Gras region, approximately 32 km southwest of, and 47 km west of the Ekati and Diavik Diamond Mines, respectively.

  • Construction of Canadian diamond mines progressing apace 2016-03-14
    Construction of two Canadian diamond mines, De Beers and Mountain Province’s Gahcho Kué, in the Northwest Territory, and Stornoway Diamond Corp’s Renard project, in Quebec, are progressing fast, with both projects being either on or ahead of plan. TSX-listed Mountain Province on Monday said that the Gahcho Kué diamond mine was progressing according to plan with the overall project being more than 87% complete and on track for first production during the second half of the year.
  • Another diamond mine heads for closure 2015-12-18
    Following the closure earlier this month of De Beers Snap Lake diamond mine in Canada, Debswana’s Damtshaa mine in Botswana, co-owned by De Beers and the government of Botswana, is heading the same way from January 1. De Beers said in a statement to Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly Online that Damtshaa would be placed on care and maintenance and the Orapa Mine Plant 1 would be operated at a reduced level of production.

Ekati Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    BHP Billiton's EKATI Diamond Mine is Canada's first surface and underground diamond mine that officially began operations on 14 October 1998. Located approximately 310 km northeast of Yellowknife, the mine operates in an area of continuous permafrost and is accessible only by air, with the exception of winter road access, available only for approximately 10 weeks each year by ice road. To date, 156 kimberlite pipes have been discovered on EKATI's claim block with mining that includes both open pit and underground operations. Mining and processing activities are continuous 24/7 operations. Mined ore is crushed, scrubbed and ground to release diamonds from the surrounding kimberlite. Diamonds are then separated from non-diamond material using wet high-intensity magnetic separators, wet and dry particle X-ray sorters, drier and grease table. The diamonds are shipped to BHP Billiton's Sorting and Valuation Facility in Yellowknife for cleaning, sizing, basic sorting and government valuation, prior to their sale to manufacturers and traders through BHP Billiton's sales office in Antwerp, Belgium. EKATI has produced an average of approximately three million carats of rough diamonds annually over the last three years. Annual sales from EKATI represent around three per cent of current world rough diamond supply by weight and five per cent by value. The mine is nearing its end of life as BHP is attempting to sell the operation.

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    The future of mining giant BHP Billiton’s Nickel West arm appears solid as the company focused on extending its current operating life from 2023 to 2032, and sinks cash into maintaining its asset integrity. BHP, which has unsuccessfully tried to sell its nickel businesses, has invested A$2-million a month for the last ten months into maintenance and repairs at Nickel West. The spending will continue for the remainder of 2016 and 2017, said Nickel West asset president Eduard Haegel on Thursday.
  • SolGold turns down BHP proposal as interest in junior grows 2016-10-10
    Mining giant BHP Billiton has offered to pay $30-million for a 10% interest in Aim-listed SolGold, but the Brisbane-based explorer has rejected the proposal and decided to stick with a $33-million financing deal with Maxit Capital and Newcrest Mining. In addition to a 10% shareholding in SolGold, BHP had also hoped to secure an earn-in into the Cascabel copper/gold project, in Ecuador, by spending $275-million to acquire a 70% stake of SolGold’s 85% interest in the Cascabel holding company Exploraciones Novomining SA.
  • Olympic Dam still on care and maintenance 2016-10-04
    Operations at the Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine, in South Australia, remained on care and maintenance, mining giant BHP Billiton said. Operations were suspended and the site de-mobilised following a severe storm in South Australia, which resulted in state-wide power outages.
  • Jimblebar on track for production lift 2016-09-28
    BHP awaits crusher installation to stay on target
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