North Arrow Minerals and joint venture partner and operator Dominion Diamond Mines have said that mobilization is underway for the summer field program, including exploration drilling, at the Lac De Gras (LDG) Joint Venture Diamond Project in the Northwest Territories. The LDG Project is located in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, close to two of the world’s richest diamond mines: Diavik and Ekati. Summer exploration work is scheduled to include LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) surveying, till suitability mapping and sampling and approximately 1,000m of exploration drilling.
North Arrow, a Canadian-based exploration company focused on diamond opportunities in Canada, has completed an exploration drilling and till sampling program at its 100% owned Mel Diamond Project, confirming it as a new diamondiferous kimberlite field in Canada. The program represents the first ever exploration drilling of this new kimberlite field and also included work focused on generation of new targets through till sampling and geophysical surveys, the company said.
North Arrow Minerals - a Canadian based exploration company focused on the identification and evaluation of diamond exploration opportunities in Canada - has recovered a total of 1,991 diamonds greater than +1 DTC (-1 mm), weighing 64.25 carats, from 209.84 dry tons of kimberlite. This represents an overall sample grade of 30.6 cpht (carats per hundred tons). The three largest recovered diamonds are 5.25, 2.09 and 1.06 carats.
While out on North Arrow Minerals' Mel diamond property on Nunavut's remote Melville Peninsula, prospectors made a welcome discovery: a 62 kilogram surface sample of diamond bearing kimberlite. The sample returned 23 micro-diamonds. This prompted North Arrow to significantly increase the size of its 100% owned Mel Diamond Project from 7,500 ha to 56,075 ha. Claim staking was initiated as a result of North Arrow’s September 2017 discovery of a new diamond bearing kimberlite field at Mel, located within 20 km of tide water on the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.
Last June, North Arrow Minerals - a Canadian based exploration company focused on the identification and evaluation of diamond exploration opportunities in Canada - announced the start of a $3.2M exploration program at the company’s 100% owned Naujaat and Mel Diamond Projects, Nunavut, Canada. At the Mel Project North Arrow, they were going to conduct detailed prospecting and geophysical surveys of high priority kimberlite indicator mineral (KIM) targets, and have now announced the discovery of the ML-8 kimberlite. A 62.1 kg sample of the ML-8 kimberlite has returned 23 diamonds larger than
North Arrow Minerals Inc. has announced the start of a $3.2M exploration program at the company’s 100% owned Naujaat (now-yat; formerly Qilalugaq) and Mel Diamond Projects, Nunavut, Canada. The drill program at the Naujaat Project will see North Arrow drill 4,500 metres and collect a 200 ton mini-bulk sample from the highest grade phase of the Q1-4 kimberlite.
On January 17, 2017, North Arrow Minerals - a Canadian based exploration company focused on the identification and evaluation of diamond exploration opportunities in Canada - announced it had entered a property purchase agreement with Stornoway Diamond Corporation under which North Arrow will acquire Stornoway’s remaining interests in the Qilalugaq (Nunavut) and Pikoo (Saskatchewan) Diamond Projects.
North Arrow Minerals Inc. reports that initial microdiamond results from the 2016 drilling program at the Pikoo Diamond Project in central eastern Saskatchewan continue to confirm that all Pikoo kimberlites tested to date are diamondiferous, including new kimberlite PK346. As previously reported, a total of 2,124m of drilling was completed during the 2016 program with kimberlite encountered in 14 of 19 drill holes. The most significant discoveries were made in the North Pikoo area where kimberlite was encountered in seven of nine holes.
Dominion Diamond Corp is delaying work on the Jay kimberlite pipe in Canada’s Northwest Territories in which the company holds a majority interest which would add a decade to the lifespan of its Ekati mine. It can maintain continuous production at Ekati without starting major construction at Jay this year. The initial design basis for the Jay feasibility study (FS) had assumed the commencement of major construction this year.
North Arrow Minerals announced the completion of its winter 2016 exploration drilling program at the Pikoo Diamond Project in central eastern Saskatchewan, and the main news is that it found new kimberlites in the North Pikoo area. "The most significant kimberlite discoveries of the program have been made in the North Pikoo area where kimberlite was encountered in seven of nine holes. Relationships between kimberlite intervals are complex with at least two, and perhaps up to four, discrete new kimberlites having been discovered.
Arctic Star Exploration’s Redemption Diamond Project stands to gain from a royalty sale by Canadian diamond exploration company North Arrow Minerals. With an option to earn 55% of the project, North Arrow has signed a deal with Umgeni Holdings International to sell part of its share of royalties on the property for $800,000.
In an interview with Mining Weekly Online addressing the current state of affairs and future outlook throughout the diamond industry, analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky says he believes Canada was the best-positioned country in the industry given the quality of the current projects. “Looking at the NWT’s Ekati and Diavik mines, for instance, they are still quite profitable projects, even in a weaker price environment.
Linking to a press release via its Twitter account, North Arrow Minerals has confirmed four diamondiferous kimberlites at the Pikoo Diamond Project in Saskatchewan. Following on the their report of September 8, 2015 that confirmed kimberlite PK150 as significantly diamond-bearing, North Arrow today release a statement reading, "the 2015 exploration program at the Pikoo Diamond Project is now complete and new microdiamond results for the PK314 and PK311 kimberlites have increased the total number of diamondiferous kimberlites at Pikoo to four." Ken Armstrong, President and CEO of North Arrow
North Arrow Minerals has reported on new micro-diamond results from the PK150 and PK312 kimberlites, and confirms the discovery of new kimberlite PK311, increasing the number of discrete kimberlite occurrences within the Pikoo Project in central eastern Saskatchewan to seven. A sample returned significant numbers of kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs).
North Arrow Minerals confirmed that a parcel of 383.55 carats recovered from a bulk sample at the Qilalugaq diamond project in Canada had a value of $36/carat, which is even lower than their modeled "possible low" of $43/carat and "possible high" of $92/carat. Summing up the valuation, Ken Armstrong, North Arrow’s president and CEO said, “[O]bviously the result wasn’t what we were hoping for”, but he also remarked that, "Additional evaluation of the project will require the rec
North Arrow Minerals Inc. recovered 384.28 carats of rough diamonds from a bulk sample at the Qilalugaq diamond project, the Q1-4 kimberlite, located nine kilometers from the Hamlet of Repulse Bay (Naujaat) in Nunavut, Canada. The overall sample grade was 28.40 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) and the sample included 30 diamonds that were larger than 3 grainers and 15 diamonds larger than 1 carat. Yellow diamonds, representing a range of hues and tones, comprised of approximately 9 percent by stone count an 21.5 percent of carat weight.