Diavik Diamond Mine

SECTOR: Mining & Tailings Ponds

Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories

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Monitoring in Harsh Environmental Conditions

Located in Canada's Northwest Territories, approximately 300 km northeast of Yellowknife, the remote subarctic environment of the Diavik mine presents harsh operational conditions, with an average temperature in the coldest months of -32 C.

Mining operations at Diavik have transitioned from open-pit to underground mining, which requires a thorough geotechnical monitoring strategy. The mining operators use ShapeArray to monitor slope stability.