A FEAT OF ENGINEERING
In these extraordinary conditions, the Diavik mining operations stand as engineering feats on the grandest of scales. Taking immense care not to harm the pristine waters of the lake or its surrounding environment, the Diavik mine was built in the face of enormous construction and climatic challenges.
Since production began in 2003, the Diavik mine has produced over 100 million carats of diamonds, and processes up to 2 million tons of ore annually. Slated for closure in 2024, progressive reclamation of the site has been ongoing, and will include restoration of the original shoreline of Lac de Gras, dismantling and removal of the various buildings and facilities, landscaping of the waste piles, waste rock management and creation of new habitats for animals and fish.