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2017 Fieldtrip: Diavik and Geology

The inaugural DERTS Fieldtrip in June 2016 included a tour of the operations at the Diavik Diamond Mine including the processing facility, underground mining operations, new dyke construction and even the wind farm! Our hosts at Diavik were very generous with their time and hospitality; we are grateful to Yuri Kinakin and Gus Fomradas for organizing the tour and all staff onsite for showing us around. The trip provided a very thorough overview of all aspects of an operating mine for our DERTS students. On the way home from the mine we examined the roadside geology along the Ingram trail from just outside of Yellowknife to the beginning of the ice road.