Rio Tinto’s Jean-Marc Lieberherr on the Diavik Foxfire & Canadian Diamonds

Mining and Exploration
31/12/2015 11:56

The discovery in of the 187.7 carat rough diamond, the Diavik Foxfire was very unusual. It is the largest gem quality rough diamond on record in Canadian history. Given the relatively limited mine lives of all Canadian mines, there may never be a diamond this size ever coming out of North America again.

- Rio Tinto Diamonds managing director Jean-Marc Lieberherr on the Diavik Foxfire & Canadian diamonds