Star Diamond Corporation (TSX: DIAM)today announced that Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (“RTEC”) commenced an HQ core drilling program on 11 holes and 3,300 metres of drilling on five kimberlites.
This program is the first phase of drilling of the Brownfields exploration program to investigate and prioritise the Fort à la Corne kimberlites outside of the Star and Orion South kimberlites The core drilling program is being conducted by George Downing Estate Drilling Ltd. of Grenville.
The airborne data acquisition of the recently announced geophysical survey to collect gravity gradiometer, magnetics and LiDAR measurements over the Fort à la Corne diamond district has been successfully completed.
“This additional Brownfields exploration program by RTEC aims to investigate and prioritise the Corporation’s other kimberlite bodies in the Fort à la Corne diamond district,” Star Diamonds senior VP, Exploration and Development, George Read, said in a statement.
Star Diamond and other companies had previously completed extensive exploration on the Fort à la Corne kimberlites, including geophysical surveys, pattern core drilling, large diameter drilling and micro- and macrodiamond analyses, which resulted in the documentation of geological models.