Canadian Mining Journal


DIAMONDS: Kennady reports grades of 3.14 and 3.22 ct/t

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Kennady Diamonds reports same grade of 3.14 ct/t from Faraday 1 and 3.22 ct/t from Faraday 2 kimberlites at its Kennady North diamond project 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The samples were recovered by core drilling in 2016 and processed by caustic fusion.

The hunt continues for diamonds at Kennady North. (Photo: Kennady Diamonds)

Three large stones were recovered from the Faraday 1 material: a 0.44-ct off-white transparent aggregate with inclusions; a 0.42-ct brown transparent resorbed octahedron with no inclusions; and a 0.28-ct brown transparent fragment with inclusions.

The three largest diamonds from the Faraday 2 sample were not as large: a 0.11-ct brown translucent fragment with inclusions; a 0.11-ct off-white transparent aggregate with minor inclusions; and a 0.10-ct brown transparent dodecahedron with inclusions.

Kennady has begun a winter large diameter reverse circulation drilling program to recover a bulk sample. The aim is to collect 250 tonnes from each of the Faraday 2 and 3 kimberlites and to obtain a small (20-tonnes) representative sample from Faraday 1.

Maps and project details are available at

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