Field trip to Diavik Mine and Yellowknife

On Monday 6th June, four KiDs members (Andrea Giuliani, Ashton Soltys, Suzette Timmerman and Henrietta Farr) attended the field trip prior to the International Diamond School 2016 held in Edmonton. The trip included a day visit to either the Ekati or Diavik diamond mines and then a tour of the geology of the Yellowknife region on Tuesday 7th June. Our group attended the Diavik mine visit which included a full tour of all of the processing and recovery facilities, one of the pits, the core shack and around the site

At the time of our visit the sunrise was ~3:45am with sunset at 11:30pm.

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Charter plane to Diavik

Group photo in the pit at Diavik

Group photo in the pit at Diavik

Ashton and Andrea in the core shack

Ashton and Andrea in the core shack

Bus tour around the Diavik site next to the still-frozen Lac de Gras

Bus tour around the Diavik site next to the still-frozen Lac de Gras

 

 

 

http://www.ddcorp.ca/operations/diavik-mine

 

 

 

Around Yellowknife we observed Archaen pillow basalts at the Giant mine, coarse granites and lamprophyre and diabase dykes.

Pillow basalts

Pillow basalts

Andrea in the field

Andrea in the field

Henrietta in the field

Henrietta in the field

Suzette in the field with granite and diabase dykes

Suzette in the field with granite and diabase dykes

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