Key expansions at iconic Canadian diamond mines hit by setbacks

Expansion projects at two of Canada’s oldest diamond mines, Ekati and Diavik, have suffered setbacks this week on the back of permits delays and disputes with landowners.

One set of bad news came Wednesday, when Dominion Diamond (TSX, NYSE:DDC) — the owner of Ekati — said it was not planning to begin construction of the new Jay pipe until 2018, a year later than previously planned.

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Key expansions at iconic Canadian diamond mines hit by setbacks

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