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Peregrine Diamonds announces new discovery at Baffin Island

07 october 2009

Canadian diamond miner Peregrine Diamonds Ltd has made a new discovery of diamonds at its Chidliak exploration site on Baffin Island in Canada's far north, AWDC reports.
The firm, which explores for minerals and precious gems, said a 220.9 kilogram sample collected yielded 664 diamonds, including 11 diamonds larger than the 0.600 mm sieve size at the CH-7 kimberlite formation.
Peregrine reported that the largest diamond recovered was a 0.64 carat off-white, translucent octahedroid.
The company said two more kimberlite formations, the CH-4 and CH-8, also contained diamonds with 201.6 and 187.9 kilogram samples yielding 15 and 17 diamonds, respectively.
In mid-September, Peregrine announced the discovery of seven additional kimberlites at Chidliak.
The Vancouver-based company said then that five of the kimberlites were discovered by drilling geophysical anomalies and the other two were discovered at surface while prospecting geophysical anomalies.
The new discoveries brought to 16 the total number of kimberlites found on the property.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels