CH48 Kimberlite (barren)

CH-48 Kimberlite

Update from 2014:

"Small samples (40 kg each) of RC chips from two other kimberlites (CH-39 and CH-48)
discovered by RC drilling were processed in 2014. Both of these kimberlites were barren. "

Had potential, but looks like confirmed a no go in 2014.

This kimberlite was discovered via RC Drilling during the expansive 2010 exploration season.

Discovery news release -- Sept 16 2010

Excerpt:

"The lightweight RC drill rig, which began operating in early August, has proven to be an efficient exploration tool for rapidly testing geophysical anomalies. The primary objective of this year's RC drilling campaign was to drill-test as many kimberlite-type geophysical anomalies as possible in a short time period, and to obtain material for a preliminary assessment of the diamond potential of any new kimberlites discovered. The CH-39, CH-40, CH-42 through CH-46 and CH-48 kimberlites were discovered in August and September and 24 anomalies were drilled without intersecting kimberlite. For each of the eight RC discoveries, at least one hole was drilled into the kimberlite with a minimum intercept length of 16 metres, providing sufficient kimberlite chips to complete diamond analysis by caustic fusion at the SRC. The RC discoveries will be evaluated using a core rig next year if diamond results warrant."

1 RC drill hole to a depth of 47.24 metres was drilled.

Caustic testing of these RC chips have been deferred as this was deemed low priority.

Images (Page 22) -- Images PDF

The image shows a somewhat elongated body with a widening at one end.
It looks to be about 0.1 hectares in size.

The RC chips should be tested when funds are available, but since this is a small kimberlite, no work will be done on it until the testing comes back and shows significant population.

The tonnage from this kimberlite would not be a large amount.
Grade and Value also are key factors and are still to be determined.

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