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World No. 3 diamond miner Dominion, which is being targeted by U.S. billionaire Dennis Washington, and Stornoway, a small miner with a diamond mine in Quebec, declined to comment. The people declined to be named as the discussions are private.
One of the people said the talks were still ongoing.
(Reporting by Nicole Mordant in Vancouver and John Tilak in Toronto; Editing by Denny Thomas and Sandra Maler)
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