Dominion Diamond Reports Q3 Production from Diavik, Ekati Mines

- October 15th, 2013

Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC,NYSE:DDC) announced third calendar quarter production from its Diavik and Ekati mines, noting that during that time, Diavik produced 1.7 million carats from 0.5 million tonnes of processed ore, while Ekati put out 0.4 million carats from the processing of 0.9 million tonnes of ore from reserves.

Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC,NYSE:DDC) announced third calendar quarter production from its Diavik and Ekati mines, noting that during that time, Diavik produced 1.7 million carats from 0.5 million tonnes of processed ore, while Ekati put out 0.4 million carats from the processing of 0.9 million tonnes of ore from reserves.

The company also reported on the Lynx, Jay and Cardinal kimberlites:

In September, Dominion Diamond Corporation filed an application with the Wek’éezhii Land and Water Board requesting a land use permit and water licence to enable mining of the Lynx kimberlite pipe (“Lynx Project”) at the Ekati Diamond Mine, which lies approximately 3 km to the southwest of the active Misery pit.

The current Life of Mine plan for the Ekati Diamond Mine envisages mining until the end of calendar 2019. DuringOctober 2013, the Company expects to file an application for the development of the Jay and Cardinal kimberlite pipes which have the potential to substantially increase the life of the Ekati Diamond Mine. The Jay pipe resource is recognised as the largest diamondiferous resource in North America. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Click here to read the full Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC,NYSE:DDC) press release.

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