Dunnedin Ventures Inc. (TSXV:DVI) is pleased to report that the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has recommended acceptance of the Company’s proposed drilling and bulk sampling program at the Kahuna project, Nunavut, to the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The proposed work will allow for drilling of a number of high priority kimberlite pipe and dike targets, as well as sufficient bulk sampling to assemble an approximately 1000 carat diamond valuation parcel.
In a Screening Decision Report dated February 28, 2017, the NIRB stated that Dunnedin’s project proposal “…is not likely to cause significant public concerns, and it is unlikely to result in significant adverse environmental and social impacts. The NIRB therefore recommends that the responsible Minister(s) accepts this Screening Decision Report.” Details of the Screening Report can be found at www.nirb.ca.
Details of program mobilization dates, specific targets to be tested, and a record date for a proposed spinout will be announced over the near term. The Company is anticipating analytical results from till samples collected in 2016 which will help guide exploration priorities.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank members of the communities of Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet for their feedback and guidance of our upcoming work, and for their letters of support for the project,” said Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO. “We will ensure local consultation continues as we progress the Kahuna project and look forward to a strong cooperative relationship with both communities on an ongoing basis.”