How do I get to Diavik Diamond Mine?

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Is Diavik mine still operating?

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a diamond mine in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, about 300 km (190 mi) northeast of Yellowknife.

Diavik Diamond Mine.

Discovered 1992
Opened 2003
Company Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Corporation, operated by Rio Tinto company Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.

Where is the biggest diamond mine in Canada?


  • Gahcho Kué Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine, opened on September 20, 2016. …
  • Snap Lake. Snap Lake, De Beers Group’s first mine outside Africa, is located 220 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories. …
  • Victor.

Are there diamond mines in Iceland?

Are there diamond mines in Iceland? Diavik Diamond Mine is an industrial complex set in a remote, subarctic landscape. It consists of four kimberlite pipes associated with the Lac de Gras kimberlite field and is located on an island 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) in Lac de Gras informally known as East Island.

Who started the Ekati diamond mine?

It all began in November 1991, when geologists Chuck Fipke and Stewart Blusson found 81 small diamonds at Lac de Gras in the NWT. This discovery ignited the greatest diamond staking rush in North American history, and led to their part ownership of the EKATI Diamond Mine, Canada’s first.

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Who owns Dominion diamond?