ONTARIO-QUEBEC Border SUDBURY CONTACT MINES is considering a 500-tonne mini-bulk sample from its Timiskaming diamond project later this year. Drilling has indicated that the 95-2 kimberlite pipe is significantly larger than previously thought and open to the west. Sampling has also shown that the diamonds in the 95-2 pipe are well distributed and increasing in number.
With 2,459-m of HQ-calibre holes totaling 2,459 m complete, Sudbury Contact is estimating that the tonnage of the 95-2 pipe may be as much as 60% greater than earlier believed. The western portion of the pipe has been extended at least 100 m further, with drilled intersections of the pipe’s east and west margins now 400 m apart, 200 m below surface. North-south margins are believed to be approximately 100 m apart at the same depth. Shallower drill holes and geophysics suggest significant flaring and outward expansion above the 200-m-deep level, which is still in the process of being accurately delineated.
Sudbury Contact controls 32,000 ha in the area and has identified three other kimberlitic pipes on its property. This year’s drilling program includes 15 to 18 holes to further delineate pipe 95-2, examination of core from the 96-1 and MR-6 pipes, and more drilling of them. A scoping study will also be done for a mining operation located in the Cobalt-New Liskeard area of Ontario.
Sudbury Contact has a 100% interest in the Timiskaming claims. More detail may be found at Sudbury Contact.