Pangolin Diamonds Corp said it has recovered two more diamonds from its wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project for a total of ten to date. The company revealed that nine of the diamonds are white in colour.
Diamond MSC-DG-137 is a white cube with small black inclusions and dimensions of roughly 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7mm. Diamond MSC-DG-342 is an irregular shape with remnant octahedral surfaces with dimensions of roughly 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5mm.
The diamonds were recovered from an unscreened 100 litre sample collected within a 10 square metre area of a GPS controlled sample site. This material was dry screened in the field to recover the +0.425-2.0 millimetre size fraction. The sample was then transported to Francistown, Botswana and processed through Pangolin’s 1-tph DMS plant.
The entire process was conducted under the scrutiny of Miracle Muusha (MSc, MAIG, Pr. Sci. Nat.), appointed as independent QP in Botswana. The concentrates were subsequently delivered to an independent mineral specialist in Gaborone, Botswana who examined the concentrate and recovered the diamond. The diamonds were delivered to MCC Geoscience Inc. (Vancouver, B.C.) and were confirmed as diamonds.
A drill program tested 5 of the 30 high priority anomaly targets believed to be the kimberlite sources of the diamonds. Kimberlite was not intersected, but the results have provided the Company with additional geological information to assist in modelling the available geophysical data. This process will contribute to formulate the next drill program later this year.
Six more licenses have been awarded to the Company that expands its holdings at the Malatswae Diamond Project by approximately 5,472.5 square kilometres as it has become Pangolin’s top priority project. The project area is located 105 km southeast of the Karowe diamond mine operated by Lucara Diamond in Botswana.