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DIAMONDS: Faraday sample grades 5.10 ct/t for Kennady

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto has the diamond recovery results from this year's spring drilling program at the Kennady North project. Approximate 933 kg of kimberlite were processed at the Saskatchewan Resource...



NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Kennady Diamonds of Toronto has the diamond recovery results from this year’s spring drilling program at the Kennady North project. Approximate 933 kg of kimberlite were processed at the Saskatchewan Resource Council facility, and the sample graded 5.10 ct/t.

Kennady CEO Patrick Evans called the grade “outstanding and amongst the highest diamond sample grades recorded in Canada.”

The sample yielded 97 diamonds larger than 0.85 mm. Three notable stones were recovered. One was off-white, transparent, octahedral and exhibited minor inclusions; it weighed 0.40 ct. The second weighed 0.25 ct and was white-to-colourless, transparent and octahedral with inclusions. The third largest stone, weighing 0.22 ct, was white-to-colourless, transparent and aggregate with inclusions.

The Kennady North property is adjacent to the Gahcho Kué development owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds.

More news about the Kennady North project is posted at KennadyDiamonds.com.