Ekati Diamond mine in Canada

The Ekati Diamond Mine (named after the Tlicho word signifying 'fat lake') is Canada's first surface and underground precious stone mine. It formally started generation in October 1998, after broad investigation and advancement work going over to 1981. Like Diavik, the Ekati mine site is spotted in the Lac de Gras area of the Northwest Territories, give or take 300 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife.

Ekati diamond mine in Canada


The Ekati mine is prestigious for the premium diamond quality precious stones it creates. The biggest diamond quality jewel created to date at the mine is the 78 carat Ekati Spirit, which was found in 2010 and sold at closeout in 2011. A generation breakthrough of 50 million carats was accomplished in 2011.

Ekati diamond mine in Canada

The Company's investment in the Ekati mine include: 80 for every penny of the Core Zone (current operations and other allowed kimberlite funnels) and 58.8 for every penny of the Buffer Zone (improvement and investigation potential).

Ekati diamond mine in Canada

Over the mine's initial years, creation was centered around six open pits. Current creation at the Ekati Diamond Mine incorporates mineral sourced fundamentally from the Fox open pit (which is lower-grade, yet high carat quality), supplemented by underground generation from the lower share of the Koala and Koala North kimberlite channels.

Ekati diamond mine in Canada

Carat creation in the following two years is required to be lower than the normal attained throughout the most recent five years. While it is relied upon to come back to higher carat generation as the mine moves to generation from the Misery and Pigeon open pits, which have higher evaluations, yet lower carat values. The current Ekati mine arrangement calls for a further seven years of generation to 2019, yet there are extra assets which could get to be monetary with expanded jewel costs.

Metasequoia wood from 53 million years BP, recovered from a kimberlite pipe at Ekati Diamond Mine
Metasequoia wood from 53 million years BP, recovered from a kimberlite pipe at Ekati Diamond Mine

Well, for sure it is a very impressive place. And about the quality matter, is very important also. It is definite that anyone would love to posses a sample from that mine!

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