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DIAMOND EXPLORATION 6.4-Carat Gem Found in Star Sample

SASKATCHEWAN A 6.4-carat white diamond has been unearthed during bulk sampling of the Star diamond project near P...


SASKATCHEWAN A 6.4-carat white diamond has been unearthed during bulk sampling of the Star diamond project near Prince Albert. The sample yielded eight stones over two carats in weight. Owner SHORE GOLD has recovered more than 1,125 carats during sampling, including a 19.7-carat white stone found in July.

The latest six kimberlite batches (of a total of 28 processed) have been mined from the shaft and the Southeast drive developed from the 235-metre shaft station. All of these kimberlite batches have been recovered from within the Early Joli Fou equivalent kimberlite. Results to date have shown that higher diamond grades are associated with the Early Joli Fou equivalent kimberlite than with the Late Joli Fou equivalent kimberlite. The relationships between these two kimberlites types are illustrated in cross sections available on the Shore Gold website: www.ShoreGold.com. To date, some 20,500 tonnes of kimberlite have been extracted from Star as part of the bulk sampling program.


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