Highlight Stories


Celebrating National Indigenous History Month at Ekati Diamond Mine

July 3, 2024

June was a time of learning, celebration, and reflection, as Burgundy proudly hosted a series of events to honor National Indigenous History Month, inviting everyone at Ekati to immerse themselves in the diverse, vibrant cultures, and traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
Burgundy recognizes the traditional land use of our Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) partners: the Tłı̨chǫ, Yellowknives Dene First Nation, and Łutsel K’e Dene First Nation, North Slave Métis Alliance, and the Hamlet of Kugluktuk & Kitikmeot Inuit Association.

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Community spirit shines at the 2024 Northern Mine Rescue Competition and Miners’ Picnic

June 19, 2024

Emergency Response Teams (ERT) from seven mines across the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the United States, gathered in Yellowknife on June 14 and 15, to showcase their skills at the 2024 Northern Mine Rescue Competition. The event featured simulated emergency response scenarios in both surface and underground mining environments, where participants had to work collaboratively under pressure to handle major or prolonged emergency situations that could occur at any of the mine sites.

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Honouring Indigenous perspectives through engagement and collaboration

April 11, 2024

Effective engagement with local communities and Ekati mine Impact Benefit Agreement (IBA) partners is essential in helping Burgundy Diamond Mines understand concerns, meet challenges together and collaborate to incorporate traditional knowledge into our plans.

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Forbes.com: The Sparkler In The Rough. A Rare Natural Diamond Winner

March 20, 2024

A diamond in the rough is not a bad way to describe Burgundy Diamond Mines, a small company outperforming rival producers of natural gems, in a market distorted by synthetic stones and Russian sanctions. Australian-listed Burgundy owns the Ekati mine in Canada’s far north, which was discovered 33 years ago by BHP, the world’s biggest mining company and later sold to a syndicate of investment funds.

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Powered by progress: business improvement leads to fuel efficiency at Ekati

March 20, 2024

Small changes add up to a big impact. The idea that led to the fuel efficiency initiative is poised to save between 75 to 80 litres of fuel per day, reducing costs and emissions at Ekati mine and improving overall environmental performance.

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Capturing centuries of historical significance and tradition through Ekati diamond rings

February 13, 2024

When Erik Beck proposed to his now-wife Lynsay, he knew he wanted their engagement story to capture the essence of their relationship, his Latvian heritage, and the peace of mind of sourcing ethical Canadian diamonds from Ekati Diamond Mine—where he currently works as a mining engineer for the past 10 years.

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The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road, an essential transportation lifeline for Ekati Diamond Mine

February 9, 2024

The Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road is one of the world’s longest heavy-haul ice roads, measuring approximately 400-kilometers (248 miles) in length. Beginning at Tibbitt Lake, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, where the last stretch of highway known as Ingraham Trail ends, the road bridges the gap across a vast subarctic where there is no other ground access. Every year the ice road is used transport fuel, equipment and construction materials to Ekati Diamond Mine.

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Burgundy Diamond Mines receives 10-year approval for Ekati water licence

December 8, 2023

Burgundy Diamond Mines received approval for renewal of its Type A Water Licence for Ekati Diamond Mine late last week. Ekati operates under several environmental permits and agreements guided by different government agencies. The Type A Water Licence, issued by the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, defines water use on…

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Burgundy Diamond Mines recognized for leadership in Environmental, Social & Governance performance

November 28, 2023

Burgundy Diamond Mines was recognized with an Environmental, Social & Governance award at the Mining and Exploration (MAX) Awards Gala, for its significant contribution and support during the 2023 wildfires in the Northwest Territories (NWT), alongside four other mining counterparts. Burgundy’s value to protect through safe, responsible and effective operations,…

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Tiffany & Co. shares its masterful creation from Ekati rare ‘geological wonder’, a 71-carat a near-perfect octahedron fancy vivid yellow diamond

November 15, 2023

Tiffany & Co. has unveiled its newest top-quality fancy-coloured diamonds masterfully crafted into two emerald-cut vivid yellow diamonds, one over 15 carats and the other over 20 carats. The exceptional jewels were sourced from Burgundy’s Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada from a 71.26-carat fancy yellow diamond mined in August 2022….

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