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Kahuna, a resource over 4 mn carats of macrodiamonds

2017-07-02


Dunnedin Ventures held a series of successful meetings with community members, as well as local, regional and territorial government representatives in Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet. Dunnedin gained valuable insight on mitigating potential impacts of its proposed work and has made the commitments and modifications to its proposed exploration plans.

Chris Taylor, Dunnedin’s CEO, “We at Dunnedin will do our best to be respectful guests as we explore for diamonds.  We look forward to providing economic opportunities and benefits to members of both communities in a way that supplements and is compatible with traditional ways of life.”

The company is eying on Kahuna Project, is an advanced stage high grade diamond project located near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.  Dunnedin is now recovering diamonds and indicator minerals from a series of kimberlite and till samples collected in summer 2015. 

An Inferred Resource released by Dunnedin showed over 4 million carats of macrodiamonds (+0.85 mm) at a grade of 1.01 carats per tonne had been defined along the partial strike length of the Kahuna and Notch kimberlite dikes through shallow drilling. 

The largest diamond recovered was a 5.43 carat stone from the Kahuna dike that had been broken during the sample preparation process and was reconstructed as having an original size of 13.42 carats.  Recent results include a 0.82 tonne sample of the PST kimberlite dike which returned 96 macrodiamonds totalling 5.34 carats (+0.85 mm).