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Pattison backs Canterra, Randy Turner’s diamond explorer

by James Kwantes Billionaire Jim Pattison’s business empire in automotive, food, forestry, packaging, media and coal terminals has made him Canada’s richest or third richest person, depending on who’s doing the counting. Turns out part of Pattison’s fortune is also … Continue reading

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Busy week in Canadian diamond world

by James Kwantes As regular World of Mining readers know, I have written about Eira Thomas and followed her career since I was an Ashton Mining shareholder. I interviewed Eira recently about her diamond pursuits and other endeavours for the … Continue reading

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Peregrine Diamonds: (Barely) buried treasure on Baffin Island

by James Kwantes, World of Mining Peregrine Diamonds released its maiden resource estimate for Chidliak Wednesday, and it sparkled. The diamond exploration company led by Eric Friedland reported an NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource of 7.47 million carats of diamonds … Continue reading

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A Random Walk Down Howe Street

Cambridge, England is a university town that hosts a house of higher learning. Cambridge House is a Howe Street abode, a dwelling where hope, fear and greed each have rooms on the same floor (and share a bathroom). And floors … Continue reading

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Chidliak grade gives Peregrine Diamonds an “A”

Eric Friedland’s Peregrine Diamonds released news this morning that moved the stock 52%, to 64 cents, by the time markets closed. A 222-dry-tonne bulk sample from the company’s CH-6 kimberlite returned an impressive grade of 2.7 carats per tonne and … Continue reading

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Robert Friedland adds to Peregrine Diamonds stake

by James Kwantes Mining tycoon Robert Friedland is back buying stock in younger brother Eric’s Baffin Island-focused diamond play, Peregrine Diamonds. On May 14, he purchased (indirectly) 11,500 shares at 39.5 cents, following that up the next day with a … Continue reading

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Chasing the carat: Canada’s Queen of Diamonds comes full-circle

A World of Mining Special – Part 1 of 2 This is a story about Eira Thomas, dubbed the “Queen of Diamonds” for her role leading the geologists who discovered the kimberlite pipes that became the Diavik diamond mine. Diavik, … Continue reading

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