Canadian mining company Mountain Province has discovered a new kimberlite as part of its Kennady North exploration programme, which focuses on the claims and leases surrounding the Gahcho Kue diamond mine, in the Northwest Territories.
The new KE kimberlite is a distinct occurrence that is located about 450 m east of the Kelvin kimberlite, the company said on Tuesday.
The discovery resulted from a review of historical horizontal loop electromagnetic and magnetic geophysical data and was drilled at the end of the summer programme. The KE kimberlite is defined by three drillholes that have confirmed a series of hypabyssal kimberlite sheets with a maximum intersect of 2.13 m.
Further drilling of the KE kimberlite is planned for the 2023 exploration programme.
Mountain Province has completed a total of 5 355.9 m of exploration drilling over the 2022 programmes, with 25 out of 35 drillholes intersecting kimberlite.