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DIAMONDS: Mountain Province finishes Kennady North winter exploration



With gems such as these to be found at Kennady North, new owner Mountain Province is eager to advance the project. (Image: Kennady Diamonds)

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has completed its winter drilling program at the Kennady North project. Three drills have been on the site punching 38 holes for a total of 6,826 metres.

Chief among the goals of the winter program was delineation drilling of the Faraday 2 kimberlite. The northwest extension, discovered last year, has now been traced by over 150 metres more. The drilling results should advance the shell model for this pipe to an inferred level of confidence.

The final hole of the geotechnical program was completed on Faraday 1-3. This hole provided information about the country rock and will be useful in designing an open pit. It was not targeted to intersect kimberlite.

The third drill rig was dedicated to testing targets located near the Faraday and Kelvin kimberlites. Kimberlite was intersected in all of the 17 drill holes. The holes outlined kimberlite sheet complexes intimately associated with greater zones of altered and brecciated country tock.

Mountain Province acquired 100% of the Kennady North project when it took over Kennady Diamonds in April this year. The property is near Lac des Gras and adjacent to the Gahcho Kue diamond mine, in which Mountain  Province has a 49% interest along with De Beers Canada (51% and operator).

More information about the Kennady North project is available at www.KennadyDiamonds.com. (This website was active at the time of writing.)