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Canadian International Minerals Inc. Acquires Interest in Bigstone Lake Diamond Properties in Saskatchewan

04 april 2014

Canadian International Minerals Inc. has acquired, by staking, a 100% interest in the Bigstone Lake properties, in northeastern Saskatchewan. The properties are comprised of 22 claims, totalling 25,102 hectares (62,028 acres), according to the company’s press release. The company has also acquired a 50% interest in the Three Amigos property by contributing 50% of staking costs. The Three Amigos property is comprised of a single claim, totalling 4,871 hectares (12,036 acres), and is contiguous to the main block of the Bigstone Lake properties.
Canadian International Minerals’ move is also unsurprising in that it’s a continuation of a recent trend: interest in diamonds in Saskatchewan.
Sparking that interest was North Arrow Minerals’ November 2013 announcement that it had returned high microdiamond counts from the PK 150 kimberlite at its Saskatchewan-based Pikoo project. Since that time, a number of companies have flocked to the same area, including Alto Ventures, Cavan Ventures and Copper Reef Mining. For its part, Canadian International Minerals is now exposed to about 97,323 hectares of ground in the vicinity of Pikoo.
The company is presently compiling and evaluating an airborne geophysical survey conducted in 2006 which covers most of the Bigstone Lake and Three Amigos properties. The survey was originally flown and evaluated for base metals, and incorporated VTEM and magnetics on 200 meter line spacings (Hughes, Pattison, 2009). SJ Geophysics Ltd. of Delta, B.C. has been retained to re-evaluate the data for kimberlite targets.

Olga Patseva, Editor in Chief of the American Bureau, Rough&Polished