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Diavik mine finds 'biggest diamond in North America'


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A Canadian mine says it has broken its own record for the largest diamond ever found in North America.

Dominion Diamond Mines has announced the "unexpected" discovery of a 552-carat yellow gemstone.

It was found in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, which is 135 miles (215km) south of the Arctic Circle.
Canada has become a major source of diamonds since the discovery of so-called 'kimberlite pipes,' which are the geologic formations left after the death of ancient volcanoes.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diavik_Diamond_Mine & https://geology.com/articles/canada-diamond-mines/.
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