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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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Canadian International Minerals buys potentially diamondiferous Bigstone Lake properties

09 april 2014

Canadian International Minerals bought a 100 percent interest in the Bigstone Lake properties in northeastern Saskatchewan with a total area exceeding 25 hectares, according to a press release distributed by the company. It also acquired a 50 percent stake in the Three Amigos property adjacent to Bigstone Lake with an area of 4.8 hectares.
The step taken by Canadian International Minerals is dictated by its growing interest in Saskatchewan diamonds. In November 2013, North Arrow Minerals, an exploration company, discovered high levels of microscopic diamonds in the PK kimberlite at the Pikoo project in the same area. This discovery has attracted other diamond seekers, including Alto Ventures (TSXV: ATV), Cavan Ventures (TSXV: CVN) and Copper Reef Mining (CNSX: CZC), according to Diamond Investing News.
In its turn, Canadian International Minerals now owns a plot of land with an area of 97 hectares near Pikoo.
Currently, the company is evaluating geophysical survey conducted from the air in 2006. It covers most of the Bigstone Lake and Three Amigos lands. To project now involves experts in geophysics, who will evaluate the data from the kimberlite targets once again.

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