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Summer Exploration Program at Talmora Diamond’s Property

Talmora Diamond provides update on the 2012 summer exploration carried out at the Talmora property. The field work was focused on several claims, which need appraisal work prior to the middle of 2013.

The company compiled bulk till samples at 78 locations down-ice of the aerial magnetic anomalies, which have the features of kimberlite pipes. These till samples will be kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs) recovered and concentrated. The sampling results will be included in the property’s KIM data base.

A small Packsack drill was particularly utilized to conduct sampling and to examine the width of overburden found adjacent to four aerial magnetic anomalies, which had been validated on the ground.

The Packsack drill will possibly attain a depth of up to 100'. Though, efforts were taken to achieve the cause of the magnetic anomalies, the drill rig was not able to pierce the wide bouldery till in the initial two drill holes. Rusty brown clay that includes dolomite fragments was attained below the till in the final three drill holes.

The drill program indicates that ice has scoured magnetic anomalies, which are enclosed by bouldery till. The rusty brown clay together with dolomite fragments below the till in drill holes 3, 4 and 5 is considered to be weathered bedrock.

The company has 211 mineral claim areas across the 68th parallel at the Lena West diamond area’s eastern side of the Northwest Territories. Majority of the claims are located in the Inuvialuit Settlement area.

Other companies have spent more than $75 million in the Lena West region with several kimberlite indicator minerals (KIMs) recovery.


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G.P. Thomas

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G.P. Thomas

Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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