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DIAMONDS: Arctic Star looks for kimberlite at Timantti project



The promising Timantti property is 550 km southwest of the producing Grib diamond mine in Russia. (Image: Arctic Star Exploration)

FINLAND – Vancouver-based Arctic Star Exploration has begun exploration at its 100% owned Timantti project in the northern part of this country near the township of Kuusamo. The company has already located three diamondiferous bodies – White, Black and Grey Wolf – and three kimberlite dykes.

Arctic Star says there is “considerable evidence” that there are additional kimberlites on its property. Indicator minerals have been found in till samples and 30 magnetic anomalies have been identified within a 3-km radius of the Wolf kimberlites.

This year’s work program will consist of ground magnetic surveys over priority targets followed by trenching. Arctic Star used the same strategy successfully last year. Any kimberlite found in the trenches will be sent for caustic fusion to determine its micro-diamond content. Follow-up drilling will probably be done later in the year.

More information (“Timantti” is the Finnish word for diamonds) about Timantti is posted at www.ArcticStar.ca.