National Geographic Channel MegaStructures

Season 2 Episode 8

Ekati Diamond Mine (Diamond Diggers)

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2005 on National Geographic
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Ekati Diamond Mine (Diamond Diggers)
Located near Lac De Gras, Canada’s Northwest Territories, lies Canada’s first diamond mine, the Ekati Diamond Mine. The episode examines 3 mega machines utilized in the extraction and transportation of diamonds deep in the frozen rock in the remote tundra: the D90 rotary blast drill, the DeMag 655 hydraulic shovel and the CAT 793C haul truck.moreless

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