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Two billion-year-old diamond found

The Foxfire Diamond from the Diavik Diamond Mine. © Rio Tinto


Rio Tinto has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever discovered in Canada.

The 187.7-carat gem-quality rough diamond, called, The Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond mine in the remote Northwest Territories, 220 km south of the Arctic Circle. The Diavik Foxfire has also been bestowed an indigenous name, Noi?eh Kwe, which references the strong ties to the Tlicho land.