Dominion Diamond Corporation, NWT
Dominion Diamond Corporation’s Ekati Mine (EKATI), formerly known as BHP Billiton, is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine. The mine is operated and maintained with an onsite workforce numbering between 600-800 personnel. EKATI is a remote mine site located approximately 300km northeast of Yellowknife, near Lac De Gras. Road access to the mine is only available during the limited ice road season operated between January and April. Year round access is available via fixed and rotary wing aircraft.