Diamond mining is a combination of art, science, engineering, and a lot of hard work. Large Diamond Mine with Explosions There are two basic types of mining used to bring these gems close to home: Pipe Mining and Alluvial Mining.
Diamonds in the primary rock kimberlite are found by a variety of techniques, but of great importance is the use of sampling for indior minerals. Diamond indior minerals occur in the kimberlite pipe in greater amounts than the diamonds and are released as weathering products as well.
The Victor Diamond Mine is the first Canadian diamond mine loed in Ontario, and De Beers' second diamond mine in Canada (after the Snap Lake Diamond Mine).It is loed in the Northern Ontario Ring of Fire, in the James Bay Lowlands 90 kilometres (56 mi) west of Attawapiskat in the remote northern part of the province.