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DIAMOND EXPLORATION – Leadbetter drilling unearths more diamonds

ONTARIO - DIANOR RESOURCES of Val dOr, Que., continues to recover diamonds from its Leadbetter property near Wawa....


ONTARIO – DIANOR RESOURCES of Val dOr, Que., continues to recover diamonds from its Leadbetter property near Wawa. The Chab 05-19 drill hole, the last in the east-west section investigation, returned 2,966 diamonds from four intervals. The largest diamond recovered measured 1.97 x 1.28 x 1.09 mm, weighed 0.022 ct and was described as an off-white crystal fragment. The second largest diamond recovered measured 1.80 x 1.34 x 1.28 mm, weighed 0.0196 ct and was described as a white dodecahedron. Both diamonds were recovered from the DBR c level.

Diamonds were also recovered from a thin volcaniclastic horizon, stratigraphically below the conglomerates in this drill hole from 401.5 to 405.0 m. Similar horizons in drill holes Chab 06-44 and Chab 05-13 also contained diamonds.

Dianor recent named Graham Long as Leadbetter project manager to oversee the continuing exploration program. He is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, and was exploration manager at Agnico-Eagle mines when the Lapa gold deposit was discovered. He was also VP exploration at Contact Diamond Corp. until it was acquired by Stornoway Diamond Corp.

Details of the Leadbetter project as well as Dianors other programs in eastern Canada are posted at www.Dianor.com.


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