NUNAVUT - Shear Minerals (58.14%) of Edmonton and Stornoway Diamond Corp. (41.68%) of Vancouver report that the mini-bulk sample from the Notch kimberlite at their Churchill project graded 86.2 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht). A total of 129 diamonds larger than 1.18 mm were recovered from 17.26 dry tonnes of the sample. The five largest stones weigh 0.92, 0.81, 0.77, 0.63 and 0.63 ct.
The mini-bulk sample combined two separate samples collected by hand trenching along the Notch kimberlite dyke in October 2008. The dyke is a 1.75-metre wide vertical structure that trends for more than 3 km based on geophysical interpretation.