EKpass provides training at second large diamond mine in Northern Canada

 

Northwest Territories, Canada

November 28, 2006

 

On November 28, 2006 EKpass commenced operator training on multiple machine types at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Northern Canada.

 

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a diamond mine in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) north of Yellowknife. It has become an important part of the regional economy, employing 700, grossing C$100 million in sales, and producing 8 million carats or about 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) of diamonds annually. The area was surveyed in 1992 and construction began in 2001, with production commencing in January 2003. It is connected by an ice road and Diavik Airport with a 5,235 feet (1,596 m) gravel runway regularly accommodating Boeing 737 jet aircraft.

 

The mine consists of three kimberlite pipes and is located on an island 20 square kilometres (8 sq mi) in Lac de Gras and is informally called East Island. It is about 220 kilometres (137 mi) south of the Arctic Circle.

 

In 2006 the ice road from Yellowknife to the Diavik mine, and neighboring mines, froze late and thawed early. The Diavik mine was unable to truck in all the supplies needed for the rest of 2006 before the road closed and arrangements had to be made to bring the remainder of the supplies in by air.

 

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St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

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St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

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St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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Austin, TX, 78701 USA

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St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

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Austin, TX, 78701 USA

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