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.
North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSXV:NAR) has announced the completion of an exploration drilling and till sampling program at the Company’s 100 percent owned Mel diamond project, Nunavut. 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.
As quoted from the press release:
Highlights of the program include:
- Kimberlite intersected in five holes that reached their target depth;
- 787.5 total metres of drilling completed in six holes;
- Diamondiferous kimberlite ML8 extended by drilling to over 170m in strike length;
- Discovery of kimberlite ML345, approximately 1.5 km south of ML8;
- 224 kg of kimberlite collected from ML8 and presently undergoing microdiamond analysis;
- Magnetic surveys completed over 14 ground grids;
- Collection of 447 till samples to better define existing and new targets within the 56,075 ha property.
“The drilling of kimberlites ML8 and ML345 has confirmed that the Mel Project represents a new diamondiferous kimberlite field in Canada. Over 200 kg of kimberlite is presently undergoing microdiamond analyses and further samples of drill core will soon be submitted for additional microdiamond, mineral chemistry and petrographic analyses. Importantly, the 2018 exploration program also included collection of 447 till samples, doubling the number of samples collected from the Project. Results from these samples will help to define existing and new kimberlite indicator mineral (KIM) anomalies ahead of the 2019 exploration season. The Mel exploration camp remains in place and will support renewed exploration drilling of new and established targets in 2019,” said Ken Armstrong, president and CEO, of North Arrow.