A mining company active in the Northwest Territories (NWT) received international attention for their exploration activities earlier this month. Kennady Diamonds Inc. accepted the Exploration Company of the Year Award at the Mines and Money Conference in London, England on December 1, 2016. They share the award with co-recipient NexGen Energy.
President and CEO of Kennady Diamonds, Dr. Rory Moore, accepted the award and recognized the Yellowknife-based exploration group, Aurora Geosciences Ltd.
Kennady Diamonds Inc. controls 100 percent of the Kennady North diamond project located north of Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine in the NWT. Established in May 2012, Kennady Diamonds Inc. has a vision to define a diamond resource at the Kelvin and Faraday kimberlites at Kennady North.
Mines and Money London is Europe’s largest mining investment conference and brings together more than 2,500 attendees from 75 countries.
The mining industry is the largest private sector employer in the NWT and the direct benefits of the industry account for over one quarter of the NWT’s Gross Domestic Product. The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment supports responsible, sustainable resource development in the NWT.