Chidliak exploration programme with airborne and ground geophysics
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Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. reports the commencement of the Spring phase of the $13.5 million, 2010 diamond exploration programme on the 9,800 square kilometre Chidliak project on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
The Spring phase of the 2010 Chidliak exploration program commenced in the second week of March with site preparation. Airborne and ground geophysical surveying programmes are underway and core drilling is scheduled to commence in the third week of April. A heli-borne magnetic/electromagnetic geophysical survey of approximately 13,300 line kilometres at 100 metre line spacing is being flown by Fugro Airborne Surveys Corp. to complement the 11,700 line kilometre airborne geophysical survey that was completed in 2008. This year’s survey is designed to investigate at least ten kimberlite indicator mineral anomalies that were not covered by the 2008 survey. A six-person ground magnetic geophysical survey crew will evaluate up to 50 anomalies selected from the 2008 and 2010 airborne surveys and the highest priority targets will be drilled this year.
At least five lake-based, high priority kimberlite-type geophysical anomalies will be drilled from lake ice using a second drill rig that will be mobilized to Chidliak in mid-April. The first two anomalies scheduled for drilling are located 35 kilometres north of the nearest known diamondiferous kimberlites, CH-6 and CH-10. These two anomalies are approximately 200 metres apart and each has an estimated surface expression of at least one hectare.
There are some more details in The Northern Miner magazine: http://www.pdiam.com/i/pdf/TheNorthernMiner-PGDarticlereprint-08March10.pdf