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DIAMOND EXPLORATION – More projects, more places

Diamond exploration is not limited to the west or far north of Canada. Vancouver-based ARCTIC STAR DIAMOND and part...


Diamond exploration is not limited to the west or far north of Canada. Vancouver-based ARCTIC STAR DIAMOND and partner TRES-OR RESOURCES have drilled kimberlite on their Temagami North claims in Ontario. The first hole drilled in the Lapoint 1 target reached kimberlitic breccia at a depth of 93 m. Till samples collected from the area of the target contained several indicator minerals. The property is located near New Liskeard. See either www.ArcticStarDiamond.com or www.Tres-Or.com.

METALEX VENTURES has reported a diamond-bearing kimberlite at its Kyle project, 80 km from the Victor project in northern Ontario. A total of 34 diamonds (seven macro- and 27 microdiamonds) were recovered from the core sample. Metalex is "encouraged" by the high ratio of macro- to microdiamonds in the sample. Updates of the ongoing exploration work are available from Metalex president Peter Gregory at 250-860-8599 in Kelowna, B.C.

In the Otish Mountains of northern Quebec, MAJESCOR RESOURCES has drilled into a kimberlite sill on its Portage project. The holes intersected a minimum of 0.5 m of solid kimberlitic material at a average vertical depth of 25 m. The company says that the strong similarities with the diamondiferous kimberlite float, recovered in August 2004, suggest that this sill is the source rock. A map of Majescor’s projects in Quebec and other parts of Canada and the world are posted at www.Majescor.com.