NUNAVUT – Vancouver-based DIAMONDS NORTH RESOURCES has intersected 9.1 metres of rock that averages 2.49% Ni at its 100%-owned Tunerq prospect. Hole No.2 also returned 0.56% Cu and 0.05% Co over the same length within a 34.8-metre area grading 1.05% Ni and 0.26% Cu.
This and other reverse circulation results are from the first holes to be drilled at Tunerq. They were sited in reference to an outcrop, and the company says a geophysical program is planned for the claims. Diamonds North was also able to determine that mafic-ultramafic rocks and more felsic components of the intrusion appear to be undeformed and are interpreted to be much younger than the surrounding granodiorite country rock.
“This is one of the best series of early stage drill holes that I have seen in nickel exploration,” said Bernard Kahlert, director of Diamonds North. “The fact that a relatively thin sequence of mafic rocks is so strongly mineralized infers that it has been injected from a nearby larger differentiated gabbroic body which will be the future target of exploration at Tunerq.”
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