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AFTER TWENTY YEARS, NEW KIMBERLITE DISCOVERED AT GAHCHO KUE MINE

CEO: This “confirms that we are on track for discovering new kimberlites in this region”
Gahcho Kue diamond mine
Credit: De Beers

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.

 

natural diamond kimberlite
Credit: Bjoern Wylezich / shutterstock.com

 

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.

 

Gahcho Kué big diamond
Credit: Mountain Province Diamonds

 

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”



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