N.W.T.'s Gahcho Kue diamond mine discovers 68-carat gem
Mountain Province Diamonds calls find 'very encouraging'
Workers at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine discovered a 68-carat diamond, the largest gem in the mine's short history.
Mountain Province Diamonds, one of the mine's co-owners, made the announcement Monday, saying the find is "very encouraging."
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Gahcho Kue is still ramping up to full production after it launched in August. It plans to sell diamonds mined during this ramp-up period in Belgium later in February.
The mine is about 280-kilometres east of Yellowknife.