Our diamond infographic below provides a visual overview on diamond creation, supply, and demand. It clearly displays the factors that are currently shaping the global diamond industry. Click on the infographic below to learn about the emerging opportunities in the diamond space.
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Canada's diamond industry has grown at a meteoric rate. Canada only began producing diamonds in 1998, and now it is one of the top diamond producers in the world.
The Canadian diamond industry has attracted some extremely big names in the resource sector. For example, the first Canadian diamond mine, the Ekati project, is located 300 km northeast of Yellowknife and is owned by BHP Billiton (BHP) one of the largest resource companies in the world. Rio Tinto (RIO) has also entered the industry through its wholly owned subsidiary Diavik Diamond Mines Inc, which operates the joint venture Diavik Diamond Mine with Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (HWD). In addition, both the Snap Lake and Victor diamond mines are owned by De Beers Canada.
There is certainly still opportunity in the space, and the following are some interesting junior and mid-size exploration companies where we recommend starting your research.
Stornoway Diamond Corporation (SWY) is advancing the Renard Project in Quebec, which is on pace to be the first diamond mine in the province. The company has completed a feasibility study, the highlights of which include Probable Mineral Reserves of 18.0 million carats and an after tax NPV of C$376 million.
Mountain Province Diamonds (MPV) in partnership with De Beers Canada, is exploring the Kennady Lake Project, which has 49 million carats in diamond reserves and could potentially start producing in as little as two years.
Shore Gold Inc (SGF) is in the early exploration stages at its Star Diamond Project, where it has already established probable reserves of 20 million carats.
As always, good luck in your research and we hope you enjoyed our infographic!
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