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Canadian Origin

Canadian Origin


01

Diavik Mine

Northwest Territories

The Diavik Diamond Mine is located on a 12 square mile island, informally called East Island, in Lac de Gras. It is approximately 186 miles by air northeast of Yellowknife, the capital of Canada’s Northwest Territories. The northern most mine, the Arctic Circle lies only 137 miles north.

64° 29' 46" latitude, 110° 16' 24" longitude
Diavik Mine

02

Snap Lake Mine

Northwest Territories

The Snap Lake Mine, De Beers' first mine outside of Africa, is unique in Canada. Built on the shore of Snap Lake, 137 miles northeast of Yellowknife, the mine is Canada's first completely underground diamond mine.

Before building the mine, an ice road had to be built that would make the mine accessible by land for 6-8 weeks during the winter. An airstrip provides access the rest of the year.

63° 34' 30" latitude, 110° 52' 00" longitude
Snap Lake Mine

03

Victor Mine

Northeastern Ontario

The Victor Mine is located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, approximately 56 miles west of the coastal community of Attawapiskat First Nation. It is Ontario's first diamond mine and the second in Canada for De Beers.

The Victor Mine adheres to the highest environmental standards. It is a model for the best-practices and had been voted mine of the year for its achievement.

52° 49' 15" latitude, 83° 53' 00" longitude
Victor Mine