CH53 Kimberlite (barren)

CH-53 Kimberlite

This kimberlite was discovered during the 2011 exploration program using the core drill rig.

Caustic testing was completed and this was one of the kimberlites determined to be barren (no diamonds contained in the sample sent to the SRC).

Discovery news release -- June 2 2011

Excerpt:

"The CH-53 kimberlite was discovered by drilling one core hole at an inclination of -50 degrees into a magnetic high anomaly located approximately five kilometres northeast of CH-28. The hole intersected 8 metres of ice and water, followed by 40 metres of overburden and 32 metres of gneiss. Kimberlite was intersected from 80 to 170 metres, and the hole was terminated at 215 metres. Based on interpretation of the ground geophysical and drill data, CH-53 has an estimated surface expression of one hectare."

Images (pages 3 and 5) -- Images PDF

Based on the images, this is the farther to the North kimberlite in all of Chidliak.
It is a bit NE of CH-28, which did return significant results.

No work will be done on this kimberlite going forward...this leaves CH-28 as a standalone satellite operation for Chidliak.

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