Why did Victor mine close? De Beers Canada Inc. pleaded guilty to one count of failing to provide mercury monitoring data relating to the operation of its open pit diamond mine, located upstream from the Attawapiskat First Nation. The Victor Diamond Mine ceased operations in 2019.
Who owns the Victor mine in Ontario? Victor Mine, owned by The De Beers Group, is located approximately 90 kilometres west of Attawapiskat in the James Bay Lowlands. It opened in 2008 as only the second diamond mine in Canada. The open pit operation also included its own airstrip located on the property.
What is the mining Victor? Victor Mine is a remote fly-in/fly-out mine located in the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, approximately 90km west of the coastal community of Attawapiskat First Nation. In operation from 2008-2019, Victor was an open pit mine and Ontario’s first diamond mine.
Where is the Victor mine? The Victor Mine was the first Canadian diamond mine located in Ontario, and De Beers’ second diamond mine in Canada (after the Snap Lake Diamond Mine). It is located 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.