Diavik Diamond Mine
Northwest Territories, Canada
The Diavik Diamond Mine is located on the Lac de Gras lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada, 120 miles (193km) south of the Arctic Circle. The mine produces approximately 7.5 million carats of diamonds each year. In standard weight, that’s an annual output of 1500 kilograms or 3,300 pounds. In this Overview, the most distinguishable areas of the facility are its two primary open pits, waste ponds, processing facilities, and an airstrip capable of landing aircraft as large as 737s and C-130s.