Stornoway Discovers New Kimberlite at Aviat
Stornoway has announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at Aviat, which is located on the Melville Peninsula in Nunavut. This new kimberlite, known as AV9, is the third to be discovered in Aviat’s Tremblay Corridor, where diamondiferous kimberlies have been found. AV9 is situated four kilometers east-southeast of the diamondiferous AV1 kimberlite, which previously yielded a diamond content of 0.83 carats per ton.
Stornoway’s CEO Eira Thomas stated: “The AV9 kimberlite pipe was discovered as a result of a concerted effort to identify the source of a high priority indicator mineral and diamondiferous boulder train within Aviat’s ’Eastern Sheet Complex’. The discovery of a new kimberlite pipe within four kilometers of the AV1 and AV4 pipes demonstrates the continuing exploration potential of the Tremblay Corridor and adds exciting kimberlite tonnage potential to the project.”
Excavation activities on the Aviat property have included the drilling of four drill holes as well as mini-bulk sampling of known diamondiferous kimberlites, prospecting and till sampling.
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