AFTER TWENTY YEARS, NEW KIMBERLITE DISCOVERED AT GAHCHO KUE MINE
Good news from Canada: Mountain Province Diamonds has announced it found a new kimberlite at its Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (GKJV) leases, according to Rough & Polished.
The Wilson kimberlite, named after Canada’s first female geologist Alice Evelyn Wilson (1881-1964), is the first kimberlite to be discovered in the GKJV area in over 20 years. It is located about 200 meters east of the Tuzo kimberlite.
According to the report, “a total of 115.2 kilograms of kimberlite was treated for microdiamonds, with 480 diamonds recovered in the +0.075mm size classes. Five +0.85mm diamonds included in the result weigh a total of 0.32 carats, with the largest stone being a 0.28 carat colorless octahedral aggregate”. President and CEO of Mountain Province Stuart Brow said that Wilson’s discovery “confirms that we are on track for discovering new kimberlites in this region”