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Explore the latest coverage from the world’s leading news sources

Foxfire Diamond Bedazzles as Smithsonian’s Newest Rock Star

The largest gem-quality diamond ever found in North America is on display at the Smithsonian for three months in its rough, uncut state.  “It's a really unusual chance for people to see this rare diamond,” says Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

– November 18, 2016


Uncovering the secrets of North America’s largest diamond

Africa is home to the world’s largest diamonds – but advances in mining technology are enabling other regions of the world to get in on the act. Most recently, Canada unearthed the biggest diamond ever found in North America – the Foxfire.

It has spent the last couple of months on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington. The BBC's Jane O’Brien went to see it. 

– January 27, 2017


Freakish Diamond Pulled From Sub-Arctic Ice Is About to Go on Sale

Even in the world of rare stones, Foxfire is a freak. It was buried in a place where big gem-quality diamonds aren’t supposed to exist. A Rio Tinto Group ore processor was configured to discard it. And what saved the diamond’s 187.7 carats from being pulverized was a fluke: Its unusual, elongated shape allowed it to slip sideways through a filtering screen.

– May 18, 2016


N.W.T.'s Foxfire diamond glows brightly on international stage

The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States.

The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

– February 25, 2017


Mining Diamonds in the Canadian Arctic: The Diavik Mine

The Diavik mine, located in the Archean-age Slave geologic province in northern Canada, is one of the world’s preeminent sources of gem diamonds. Since mining operations began in 2003, it has produced over 100M carats of diamonds. This article will review the discovery, development, and operation of the mine, which is situated in a remote subarctic setting in the Northwest Territories.

– March 1, 2016


The Biggest Diamond in Washington

The Foxfire Diamond, pictured here in the display case it will occupy for another month in Washington, D.C., is the largest known rough gem-quality diamond ever mined in North America. It was found at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada in August 2015.

– January 19, 2017


Rio Tinto finds one of Canada’s largest diamonds at Arctic mine

Rio Tinto announced it has unearthed one of Canada’s largest-ever, gem-quality rough diamonds at its Diavik diamond mine in the remote Northwest Territories, a 187.7-carat stone called the Diavik Foxfire.

– December 02, 2016


A Miracle Of Nature

Weighing 187.63 Carats, The Foxfire Diamond is the largest known, uncut, gem-quality diamond mined in North America. On view to the Public from November 17, 2016 – February 16, 2017

– November 24, 2016


The Foxfire Diamond Unveiled At The Smithsonian Gem Hall

The Foxfire Diamond had its first public viewing in America when it was unveiled in a ceremony in the Harry Winston Gallery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The Foxfire Diamond will be on display for three months at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Nov. 17 through Feb. 16, 2017. This will be the first time it has been made available to the public.

– November 24, 2016


Giant, uncut Foxfire diamond goes on display at Smithsonian

One of the biggest diamonds ever found is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The Foxfire diamond is the largest uncut, gem-quality diamond ever mined in North America. It weighs 187 carats, or 1.3 ounces.

– November 18, 2016


Diamond 4 Times Larger Than Hope Diamond on Display at Smithsonian

The largest uncut diamond from North America will go on display Thursday at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, according to the museum. The Foxfire Diamond will join the museum’s Harry Winston Gallery Thursday through Feb. 16.

– November 17, 2016


Smithsonian Unveils the Foxfire Diamond at an Intimate Dinner

The National Museum of Natural History will host the 187.63 ct. gem for three months. There aren’t many things in this world capable of upstaging the Hope diamond.

– November 17, 2016


Rio Tinto showcases 187.7 carat rough diamond in New York and at Tel Aviv’s International Diamond Week

Rio Tinto has showcased one of the world’s largest gem quality rough diamond to customers in the United States and Israel. The 187.7 carat rough diamond, known as the Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada, 200km south of the Arctic Circle.

– May 24, 2016


Rio Tinto’s 187 carat Foxfire diamond heads to auction

Foxfire, the ‘freak’ 187.7 carat diamond discovered in Rio Tinto Group’s Diavik Mine very nearly wasn’t discovered at all, it has been revealed.

– May 20, 2016


Freak sub-Arctic diamond going on sale

The 187.7-carat rough diamond, known as the Diavik Foxfire, is to be auctioned next month. It was discovered 220 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, where big gem-quality diamonds aren’t supposed to be.

– May 19, 2016



Massive Rough Diamond to Star at Israel Show

Rio Tinto discovered the 187.7-carat diamond at its Diavik mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories last fall. It is being shown at select diamond centers around the world ahead of an auction next month.

– May 17, 2016


The Canadian diamond mine putting ethics on the map

The Diavik Diamond Mine, in remote Canada, is proving that diamond mining can be ethical and transparent. The question of provenance is one that looms ever larger in the world of luxury jewellery. No longer is it enough for a jewel to look beautiful; customers also want to know that there are no dirty secrets lurking in its past life, before it is set into a piece of ethical jewellery.

– March 20, 2016


Rio Tinto unearths one of Canada’s largest diamonds

When it comes to diamonds: the bigger, the better. Rio Tinto is in good shape on that front—today the British-Australian mining group introduced the world to the 187.7-carat Diavik Foxfire, one of the largest rough diamonds ever discovered in Canada.

– December 3, 2015


Rio Tinto unveils 187.7 carat Canadian diamond

Rio Tinto has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever discovered in Canada. The 187.7 carat gem-quality rough diamond, known as The Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada, 220km south of the Arctic Circle.

– December 2, 2015


Rio Tinto finds 187.7-carat Diavik Foxfire, one of Canada’s largest diamonds, at Arctic mine

Rio Tinto announced it has unearthed one of Canada’s largest-ever, gem-quality rough diamonds at its Diavik diamond mine in the remote Northwest Territories, a 187.7-carat stone called the Diavik Foxfire.

– December 2, 2015


Rio Tinto Unveils 187.7 Carat Canadian Diamond

Rio Tinto has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever discovered in Canada. The 187.7 carat gem-quality rough diamond, known as The Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada, 220km south of the Arctic Circle.

– December 2, 2015