Tag Archives: Rio Tinto Diamonds

Diavik hits 100-million-carat milestone

One hundred million carats of rough diamonds have been unearthed at Canada’s Diavik mine since production commenced in 2003. Located on an island in a remote sub-arctic lake, Diavik produces predominantly gem-quality diamonds. The mine is operated and partly owned by Rio Tinto.

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2.83-carat violet diamond leads 2016 Argyle tender

A rare 2.83-carat violet diamond unearthed from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine will be the centrepiece of its 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender. Named ‘Argyle Violet,’ the diamond was discovered in 2015 and cut from a 9.17-carat rough stone. It is the largest violet diamond recovered from that mine.

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