NORTHERN ONTARIO – As macro-diamonds go they are small: the 64 recovered from the Leadbetter project have a combined weight of only 0.39 carat, but that won’t discourage DIANOR RESOURCES of Val d’Or, Que. The diamonds were recovered from a 600-km bedrock sample processed by the Saskatchewan Research Council, which applied crushing and caustic fusion techniques to only the +0.5-mm portion of the sample.
The two largest diamonds recovered measured 2.1-by-1.60-by-1.42 mm and 2.00-by-1.44-by-1.00 mm, weighing a total of 0.059 carat. Both diamonds were recovered from pit No.8. The largest diamond was described as a colourless, included octahedroid while the second diamond was white and cloudy.
Dianor is testing the Leadbetter and Leadbetter Extension, which it acquired in March 2005. There is a total bedrock outcrop length of 820 metres in an east-west direction. Learn more about this and the company’s other exploration projects at www.Dianor.com.