90 kilometres west of the coastal community of Attawapiskat, discovering the first kimberlite
pipe in 1987.
In a letter to the March 2 NATURE, they cite evidence showing that before the deposit surfaced, it contained about 10,000 times the diamond-richness of the best kimberlites
That is why there is such a rush of exploration in that area because that zone allows for kimberlite
in placement," Reid says.
are expressions of deep-rooted volcanic activity that starts way down in the mantle of the Earth.
Although the deposits have not yet been identified as economical enough to mine, Manson says their focus this year will be on proving up more ore near and around kimberlite
95-2, which he describes as "very good quality diamonds.
To date, the company has drilled six holes on the western side of the kimberlite
, and will continue its delineation drill program as weather conditions permit.
During October drilling, a Metalex-Arctic Star joint venture found kimberlite
poking up within seven metres of the surface.