James Kwantes of The Vancouver Sun has a new story out on veteran mining executive Randy Turner and diamond exploration in Canada’s arctic.

“Turner said Russian diamond exploration experts helped discover Snap Lake with the help of a wooden panning tray made from Siberian pine. Ridges in the pine separate the lighter material from the heavier kimberlite indicator minerals, which settle at the bottom.”

Read on if you are interested in diamonds or the characters and stories of Canada’s mining business: Diamond pioneer returns to the hunt for gems