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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Rio Tinto to invest $350m in Diavik A21 pipe

28 november 2014

Rio Tinto, operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada, has formally approved the development of a fourth pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik mine site, company said in the press-release emailed to Rough&Polished.
The A21 pipe development was part of the original mine plan and is estimated to cost US$350 million over four years. The Diavik Joint Venture (Rio Tinto 60 per cent; Dominion Diamond Corporation 40 per cent) has approved the 2015 programme of works and the A21 diamond production is planned for late 2018. The A21 production will provide an important source of incremental supply for Diavik, ensuring the continuation of existing production levels.
Rio Tinto Diamonds & Minerals chief executive Alan Davies said “Our decision to invest in the Diavik A21 project reflects our strong confidence in the diamond sector and in our ability to compete effectively in the industry.”
The A21 kimberlite pipe is located just south of Diavik’s existing mining operations. Diavik will utilize the same innovative design and engineering technologies used to construct some of Diavik mine’s existing pipes.
“This is great news for Diavik, but also for the local communities in which we operate where we are committed to delivering economic and social benefits that will endure beyond the life of the Diavik mine,” - said Diavik Diamond Mines president Marc Cameron.
The Diavik Diamond Mine began production in 2003 and became a fully underground mining operation in 2012. The mine produces predominantly gem-quality diamonds destined for high end jewellery in all major consumer markets around the world. The current mine plan has production ending in 2023.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished