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Ekati diamond mine – a timeline


Canada's first commercial diamond mine


300km northeast of Yellowknife and 200km south of the Arctic Circle, in the North Western Territories, Canada

Start of Production



Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dominion Diamond Corporation (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corporation)


Core Zone- Dominion Diamond Corporation (80%), Dr. Charles Fipke (10%) and Dr. Stewart Blusson (10%); Buffer Zone- Dominion Diamond Corporation (58.8%), Archon Minerals (31.2%), Dr. Charles Fipke (10%)

Proven and Probable Reserves

18.8 million carats (as of 31 January 2014)

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