Rio Tinto’s Diavik Diamond Mine adopts MP-5

To manage their environmental monitoring data

The Diavik Diamond mine is at the end of the famous 'Ice Road Trucker's Road' in the Northwest Territories of Canada, north of Yellowknife.

The ice road is built by a joint venture of mining companies (Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc., and De Beers Canada Inc.) operating in the area, and shared by many users, from exploration companies to tourism outfitters and Aboriginal hunters of the region. This seasonal winter road is only open for eight to nine weeks each year, from February to the beginning of April (depending on weather and the season's load requirements), and it must be constructed each year to service mines in the area.

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc, one of the world's leading mining and exploration companies.

The Diavik Diamond Mine operates in one of the most untouched and ecologically sensitive environments in the world. A vast tundra surrounds the mine and is home to bears, wolverine and migrating caribou. The waters of Lac de Gras are pure and teeming with fish and bird life. Read more

Therefore, professional management of their environmental monitoring data is essential, and is the reason MP-5 has been adopted.

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