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A yellow diamond discovered in the Northwest Territories

YELLOW KNIFE –

Owners of a diamond mine in the Northwest Territories say workers have recovered what is likely Canada’s largest fancy bright yellow diamond.

The Arctic Canadian Diamond Company says the 71.26-carat diamond was recovered from its Ekati mine on August 25.

Fancy colored diamonds are rare gems where the stone has a strong color.

Yellow diamonds get their color from the presence of nitrogen.

The color intensity grading system for fancy diamonds ranges from pale to fancy vivid.

A 552-carat rough yellow diamond was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the territory in 2018.

It holds the record for the largest gem-quality diamond found in North America and one of the 30 largest in the world.


This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 23, 2022.

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