Dominion Diamond Corp. (TSX:DDC,NYSE:DDC) announced that it has applied to the Wek’éezhii Land and Water Board for a land use permit and water license. If granted, the documents will allow the company to mine the Lynx kimberlite pipe at the Ekati diamond mine.
As quoted in the press release:
Development of the Lynx Project will require the draining of a small lake as is typical for the kimberlite pipes that have been mined at the Ekati Diamond Mine and the development of an open pit mine with a short access road. All other necessary facilities, such as process plant and camp, are already present, and it is expected that the instruments of environmental management and monitoring currently in use at the Ekati mine will be expanded to include all aspects of the Lynx Project. Based on the scope of the proposed Lynx Project, as well as the fact that the proposed project activities have been previously assessed, it is anticipated that the necessary project approvals will be completed in a timely manner.