Ekati plans new open-pit project at Point Lake

Plans are underway at Ekati to develop a new open-pit mine at its Point Lake site. “We do have plans to develop a new open pit at Point Lake. Subject to the issuance of the required permits, mining will commence at Point Lake in 2023,” said Michelle McCullagh, spokesperson for Ekati operator Arctic Canadian Diamond Company. The Point Lake site is just northeast of the Misery Pit, in the southeast part of the Ekati property, it is also one of the original spots where diamonds were found in the region in 1991, said the Independent Environmental Monitoring Agency. The new pit will use the existing camps, roads, and process […]