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Mountain Province
Mountain Province Slides to Net Loss
Mountain Province saw a net loss in the third quarter,hampered by bad weather and the negative impact of currency fluctuation. The company reported a loss of CAD 25.8 million ($19.6million) from its Gahcho Kué mine in Canada...
Mining Nov 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Lower Grades Hit Mountain Province Production
Production at the Gahcho Kué mine failed to meet MountainProvince’s expectations in the third quarter, as bad weather led to themining of lower-grade ore. Ore from the asset yielded 1.7 carats of rough diamonds pertonne in the three...
Mining Oct 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need is highlighted by the difficult conditions the sector has endured over the past few years.Recent challenges have...
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Faces Nasdaq Delisting
Mountain Province has been given six months toraise its share price or it will no longer be eligible to list on the Nasdaqstock exchange, it said Tuesday. The Canada-based miner’s stock is currently valued at$0.97, below the minimum...
Mining Aug 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Currency Gains Boost Mountain Province Profit
Mountain Province’s profit increased in the second quarter amid a stronger Canadian dollar that reduced its debt levels, it said Tuesday. Profit jumped 61% to CAD 10.3 million ($7.8 million) for thethree months ending...
Mining Aug 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamonds at Tenders
Let’s Set Our Sights on the Auctions
De Beers’ first-half earnings highlighted the many challenges facing the diamond trade. But beyond the sharp declines the mining company suffered, CEO Bruce Cleaver and chief financial officer Nimesh Patel were...
Rough Markets Aug 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers carbon
De Beers Testing Carbon-Neutral Mining
De Beers is studying how to eliminate the carbon footprintof diamond mining by storing the emissions inside kimberlite, it saidWednesday. The miner recently received a government grant of CAD675,000 ($514,000) to test the process at its Gahcho Kué mine...
Mining Jul 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province Yellow Diamond 150
Low Grades Dent Mountain Province Output
Production at Gahcho Kué dropped 10% year on yearto 1.7 million carats in the second quarter, as mining took place in a lower-grade portion of the deposit. “The grade variance year over year is mainly a function ofmining lower-grade-ore...
Mining Jul 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Promising New Kimberlite Found at Gahcho Kué
Geologists have discovered the first new kimberlite pipe in over 20 years at the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada, shareholder Mountain Province reported Tuesday.The find comes nearly three years after production launched at Gahcho Kué,...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Upbeat on Production
Shares in Mountain Province rose 12% Friday after it increased its production guidance for the Gahcho Kué deposit. The Canada-based miner has made plant modifications at thesite that will allow it to process between 3.2...
Mining May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Ex-Lucara CEO Joins Mountain Province Board
Mountain Province has added three industry veterans to itsboard, including William Lamb, the former head of Lucara Diamond Corp., it saidMonday. Lamb has more than 25 years of experience in miningoperations and project development. He served as CEO...
Mining May 06, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Venetia 150
De Beers Sales and Production Drop
De Beers’ sales volume fell 15% to 7.5 million carats in thefirst quarter, as overall demand for lower-value rough goods remained soft.Production for the three months ending March 31 dropped 8%to 7.9 million carats due...
Mining Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Resource Update Boosts Mountain Province
Diamond resources at Mountain Province’s explorationproject in Canada’s Northwest Territories are 74% higher than the company originallyestimated, according to a revised evaluation. The Faraday 2 deposit, one of three pipes in the miner’sKennady North project, has 5.5...
Mining Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF
DEF Debuts Scholarships for Canadian Industry
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its firsteducational grants for young people in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). “Creating education and employment opportunities for youthwho live in areas where natural diamonds are...
Mining Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Incurs Loss in 2018
The devaluation of the Canadian dollar pushed Mountain Province to a loss in 2018, even as sales grew strongly in the first full year of commercial operations at the Gahcho Kué mine.The miner reported a net loss of CAD 18.9...
Mining Mar 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
High-Value Rough Lifts Mountain Province
Stronger prices for higher-value rough diamonds boosted Mountain Province’s 2018 sales, as the company sold its entire production for the year. The miner’s sales surged79% year on year to $240 million in 2018, according...
Mining Jan 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Patrick Evans
Ex-Dominion CEO to Launch Lab-Grown Venture
The former CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines is launching alab-grown-diamond venture targeting the bridal market, the Financial Timesreported. Patrick Evans’s company will produce synthetic stones at aUS location with access to cheap solar power,...
Technology Jan 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Dominion Patrick Evans
Dominion CEO Patrick Evans Resigns
Dominion Diamond Mines CEO Patrick Evans has stepped down withimmediate effect after a year at the company, the miner confirmed to RapaportNews Sunday. Evans joined the Canada-based producer in November 2017 afterits $1.2 billion...
Mining Dec 10, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Mountain Province
Gahcho Kué Production Set to Rise
Production at the Gahcho Kué mine is likely to exceedexpectations for 2018 before increasing steadily over the next three years, accordingto part owner Mountain Province. The company is confident total output at the Canada asset...
Mining Nov 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Large Stones Drive Mountain Province Tender
Mountain Province’s average selling price rose at itsNovember tender amid strong demand for higher-value goods and a slightimprovement in the market for smaller rough. The miner garnered $72 per carat from the sale...
Mining Nov 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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