Ekati yields Canada’s largest fancy-yellow diamond

Leah Meirovich

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company has unearthed a 71.26-carat rough, which it claims is the largest fancy-vivid-yellow diamond ever found in Canada.

The company recovered the stone from the Misery Pipe at its Ekati mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories on August 25, it said [the week of September 26]. That portion of the deposit is known for producing high-quality yellow diamonds, Arctic Canadian noted. Recently, the miner sold a parcel of fancy-yellow diamonds from Ekati weighing up to 17.8 carats to Australia’s Burgundy Diamond Mines.

This historic fancy-vivid-yellow gemstone continues to showcase Canada as a major player on the world stage for diamond mining,” said Arctic Canadian CEO Rory Moore. “Canadian diamonds are some of the most sought after globally because of responsible mining practices and environmental stewardship. This stone is a testament to Ekati’s ability to deliver value now and into the future.”

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