Ontario’s First Try: De Beers’ Victor Diamond Mine
The Victor Mine, an open-pit mine located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, is De Beers’ second mine in Canada.
Works in the mine began in February 2006, and according to De Beers’ website, approximately $1 billion was spent on the mine’s construction.
The Victor Mine reached commercial production in 2008 and the Official Mine Opening took place in July 2008. The area is composed of 18 kimberlite pipes of the Attawapiskat kimberlite field, 16 of which are diamondiferous.