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Gahcho Kué mine, Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 63° 26' 6'' North , 109° 12' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 63.43522,-109.20001
GeoHash:G#: ce62gh4bz
Owned/operated by:De Beers Group of Companies
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Dfc : Subarctic climate


Diamondiferous kimberlites.
Officially opened on September 20, 2016
Open pit mining of three kimberlite pipes in sequence: 5034, Hearne and Tuzo.
An open pit diamond mining operation opened in August 2016 with an estimate lifetime of 12 years.

It works three kimberlite pipes, the 5034, Hearne and Tuzo pipes.

The mine covers 1,200 hectares and the average annual production (2016/7) is ~4.5M Carats.


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Caro, G., Kopylova, M. G., & Creaser, R. A. (2004). The hypabyssal 5034 kimberlite of the Gahcho Kue cluster, southeastern Slave craton, Northwest Territories, Canada: a granite-contaminated Group-I kimberlite. The Canadian Mineralogist, 42(1), 183-207.

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