Mountain Province begins Kennady North winter drilling

Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has begun the winter exploration program at its 100% owned Kennady North project. The property is adjacent to the Gahcho Kue diamond mine, a joint venture of De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province (49%).

The winter program at Kennady North will focus on drilling several combined indicator and geophysical targets located west and southwest of the Hearne kimberlite, which is part of the Gahcho Kue project.

Previously, Mountain Province completed a compilation of all the regional exploration data into a single database that will be used to guide work on several wholly-owned properties near Gahcho Kue. New interpretations of the regional surficial geology will allow the company to prioritize all data, both historical and newly acquired.

Caustic fusion recovery of micro-diamonds in drill samples collected from Faraday in 2017 and 2018 have allowed geologists to expand the Faraday 2 kimberlite by more than 150 metres to the northwest. The micro-diamonds recovered added up to 10.4 carats of commercial sized stones.

The Kennady North property includes the Faraday and Kelvin kimberlites.

This story first appeared in Canadian Mining Journal.