FORT A LA CORNE, Saskatchewan Bulk sampling to recover at least 3,000 ct from the Star diamond project is well underway. Owner SHORE GOLD of Saskatoon is in the midst of sinking a 4.5-m shaft and drifting to recover up to 20,000 t of kimberlite.
Cost of the sampling program will be between $5 million and $7.5 million, depending on the size of the sample collected and tested. Shore Gold retained Thyssen Mining to begin shaft-sinking earlier this year. A freeze wall is being established around the shaft to maintain ground competence. Bateman Engineering designed a modular plant to test the bulk sample. It was to be shipped from South Africa and arrive in Saskatchewan last February.
More information is available from CEO Kenneth MacNeil at 306-664-2202 or by visiting www.shoregold.com.