Canada's Kennady Diamonds Recovers 1,278 Carats of Diamonds From Kelvin Bulk Drill Program

Mining and Exploration
20/09/2016 13:42

Kennady Diamonds Inc. has recovered 1,278 carats of diamonds (+0.85mm) from 612 tonnes for a sample grade of 2.09 carats per tonne from its large diameter drilling program focused on the north limb of the Kelvin kimberlite. The miner said the result is very similar to the 2015 bulk sample grade of 2.02 carats per tonne from the south limb. Kennady Diamonds owns 100 percent of the Kennady North diamond project located in Canada's Northwest Territories immediately adjacent to the Gahcho Kué diamond mine currently being operated by De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds.

In the latest result, 44 diamonds of one carat or greater were recovered with the largest stone being a 3.43-carat white/colorless transparent octahedral twin with no inclusions. Kennady Diamonds President and CEO Dr. Rory Moore commented: "We are very pleased with the result from the 2016 Kelvin bulk sample, as it demonstrates that the high diamond grades established for the south limb in 2015 extend over the full extent of the north limb of the body as well. This confirms the potential of the Kelvin kimberlite to host a high-grade diamond resource."

The five largest diamonds recovered from the Kelvin bulk sample are:

  • 3.43 carat white/colorless transparent octahedral twin with no inclusions;
  • 3.23 carat grey, translucent irregular shape with inclusions;
  • 2.84 carat white/colorless, transparent octahedron with no inclusions;
  • 2.57 carat white/colorless, transparent broken irregular shape with no inclusions;
  • 2.14 carat off-white, transparent tetrahexahedron with no inclusions.