Diavik Mine, Canada

NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team2017-04-13


Washington, DC, United States

This image from NASA Terra spacecraft shows the Diavik Mine in northern Canada.The largest diamond found in North America came from the Diavik Mine. The Foxfire diamond weighs an impressive 187 carats, and was discovered in August 2015; it has been displayed in several museums throughout North America. The Diavik mine is located on an island in Lac de Gras, within the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, among other diamond mines. The image was acquired September 23, 2016, covers an area of 13.8 by 19.4 km, and is located at 64.5 degrees north, 110.2 degrees west.



  • Title: Diavik Mine, Canada
  • Creator: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
  • Date Created: 2017-04-13
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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