Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine

Engineering and Technical Opportunities

The project is the largest diamond mine in the world producing approximately 5.4 million carats annually within the Gacho Kué kimberlite pipes. The Gacho Kue Diamond Mine is a 49%/51% joint-venture between Mountain Province Diamonds and De Beers Group Canada.


Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine


De Beers Group


Northwest Territories, Canada

Time Frame

2014 to 2016


$0.90 Million (Engineering Fees)

Approach and Innovation

JDK was involved in the pre-feasibility mine design, geotechnical support and kinematic stability analysis of the Gahcho Kué Diamond Mine, Northwest Territories Canada for 18 months.

Value Added to Project

JDK’s professional interaction with relevant stakeholders, extensive geotechnical expertise and interpretation of the methodology used to manage and control geotechnical risk proved highly successful. JDK completed all work safely, within budget and on time while meeting the requirements of the design of the contract. Our precise inferences of ground conditions allowed the client to adhere to their deliverables schedule and utilise their resources efficiently.

Project Highlights