Canadian Mining Journal


DIAMONDS: North Arrow completes mini-sample at Naujaat project

NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based North Arrow Minerals has completed summer drilling and taking a mini-bulk sample from its 100% owned Naujaat (now-yat) diamond project. The project, located near the hamlet of Repulse Bay, was formerly known as the Qilalugaq project.

The Q1-4 kimberlite at Naujaat contains a number of fancy orange-yellow diamonds. (Credit: North Arrow Minerals)

The summer program collected a 234-wet-tonne sample and over 10,000 kg of kimberlite drill core that has been delivered to a processing laboratory in Thunder Bay, Ont.  Dense media separation has begun, and caustic fusion analysis of the core is to start this week.

North Arrow says the Q1-4 kimberlite at Naujaat hosts an inferred resource of 26.1 million carats from 48.8 million tonnes of material included in the estimate. The kimberlite also contains a significant population of rare, fancy vivid orange-yellow diamonds as certified by the Gemological Institute of America and Canadian Gem Labs. The kimberlite extends from the surface to a depth of 205 metres.

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