Ekati Mining Corporation
The EKATI Diamond Mine is BHP Billiton's only diamond mine and produces nearly four per cent of current world diamond production by weight and six per cent by value.

Located approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife and 200 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories, Canada, the mine is a joint venture between BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. (80%) and geologists Charles E. Fipke and Dr. Stewart E. Blusson (10% each).

The EKATI Diamond Mine is an award-winning project, with world-class facilities and a strong commitment to health, safety, environment and the community.

BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. is part of the BHP Billiton Group, the world's largest diversified resources company.

BHP Billiton Diamonds Inc. employs on average 650 people. Most employees work at the mine site. In addition, there are offices in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), Vancouver, British Columbia, and an exploration office in Kelowna, British Columbia. A comprehensive benefits package for employees includes healthcare, retirement plan, group registered retirement savings plan, group life insurance, medical travel assistance, education assistance program, site allowance, northern travel allowance, fuel purchase program for some communities, an employee assistance program as well as a diamond purchase plan.


 
Ekati Mining Corporation