Kennady Diamonds Inc. (TSXV:KDI) announced that it has sent about 3,454 kilograms of kimberlite to Geoanalytical Laboratories Diamond Services at the Saskatchewan Research Council. The lab will recover diamonds from the kimberlite via caustic fusion.
As quoted in the press release:
The kimberlite was recovered from the 3,848 meter summer drill program at the 100-percent controlled Kennady North diamond project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The first results are expected early in the fourth quarter and final results are expected before the end of November, 2013.
Kennady Diamonds is also pleased to providing further analysis of the results from the successful 2013 winter drill program. The 5,000 meter drill program resulted in the recovery of 1.1 tonnes of kimberlite which was also processed at the Geoanalytical Laboratories Diamond Services at the Saskatchewan Research Council. As announced on August 6, 2013, the 1.1 tonnes sample returned a total sample grade of 8.44 carats per tonne. The largest three diamonds recovered were a 2.48 carat off-white transparent octahedral, a 0.90 carat off-white transparent irregular, and a 0.75 carat off-white transparent octahedral.