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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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Ekati Diamond Mine celebrates 25 years of production

November 15, 2023

Ekati Diamond Mine celebrated 25 years of production on October 14, 2023, and we are both proud of what has been accomplished and excited about the future! Ekati is Canada’s first diamond mine, with the first diamonds discovered in 1991. The discovery triggered the largest staking rush in Canadian history…

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Ekati Diamond Mine Recovers Canada’s Largest Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond

September 23, 2022

Ekati Diamond Mine is pleased to announce the recovery of an exceptional gemstone – a beautiful octahedron diamond, weighing in at 71.26 carats.  The stone was recovered on August 25, from the Ekati Mine Misery Pipe, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Industry experts have confirmed it is likely the largest fancy…

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URM development goes into next phase: Ekati Diamond Mine awards IHC Mining with contract for underwater mining crawler

September 14, 2022

Ekati Diamond Mine and IHC Mining have reached the next important milestone in the development of the underwater remote mining (URM) system for the extraction of diamond-bearing kimberlite ore from deep open pits in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Ekati has now awarded IHC Mining with a contract to build…

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Ekati Diamond Mine and IHC Mining Jointly Developing Innovative Underwater Remote Mining System

February 24, 2022

Ekati Diamond Mine and IHC Mining have reached an important milestone in the development of an underwater remote mining (URM) system for the extraction of diamond-bearing kimberlite ore from deep open pits in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The URM system consists of a floating platform, an underwater mining crawler…

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