Diamonds North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DDN) reports 82 diamonds on or above the 0.85 millimetre sieve were recovered from 19.0 tonnes of kimberlite collected from the Beluga-3 kimberlite on the Amaruk property in Nunavut.
Compelling high interest indicator minerals recovered from till samples suggesting kimberlites with high diamond potential exist on the property and have not yet been discovered.
The 5 largest stones recovered remain on the 1.70 millimetre mesh. Beluga-3 is the most subtle magnetic target we have tested to date. While Beluga-3 is not of high interest at this time, this data demonstrates that kimberlites with a subtle magnetic response contain the largest diamonds discovered on the property to date. These subtle magnetic targets will continue to be the focus of the Company's exploration strategy.
"We plan to implement an aggressive campaign to target the source of high interest indicator minerals associated with subtle geophysical features," says Mark Kolebaba President and CEO of Diamonds North. The Company is currently reviewing technological advances to apply to the Amaruk property to help identify new types of targets in this complex magnetic terrain.
The Beluga-3 samples were securely sealed at the drill site and shipped to the Geoanalytical Laboratories Diamond Services facility at the Saskatchewan Research Council. The GLDS operates in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (CAN-P-4E), General Requirements for the Competence of Mineral Testing and Calibration laboratories. As part of an ongoing Quality Control & Quality Assurance program, Diamonds North will conduct reviews and audits of results.
Bruce Kienlen (P. Geol) and Graham Gill (P. Geo) are Diamonds North's qualified persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101, reviewing this project. They are responsible for the design and conduct of the exploration programs and the verification and quality assurance of analytical results.
Source: Diamonds North Resources Ltd.