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Vol. 16, No. 26 Week of June 26, 2011
Providing coverage of Alaska and Northwest Canada's mineral industry


Mining News: Rio Tinto seeks diamonds in high Arctic

Explorer would brave vast regionís many challenges to return to Banks Island for second season and potentially a third in 2012

By Rose Ragsdale

For Mining News

Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc., 60 percent owner and operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Northwest Territories is quietly looking for more diamond deposits in Canadaís high Arctic. Though the company declined to confirm a start date for its 2011 exploration program or discuss its plans, offici....

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History of diamond exploration

A second year of exploration

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