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Lucapa Announces Exceptional Recovery of 1,100 Diamonds from Brooking Diamond Project
Brooking is located within 50km of the Ellendale mine which, until its recent closure, produced more than 50 per cent of the world’s fancy yellow diamonds.
By: Diamond World News Service
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Aug 30 2018 10:37AM
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Lucapa Diamond Company Limited and its partner, Leopold Diamond Company Pty Ltd recently announced an update on exploration at the Brooking diamond project in Western Australia’s West Kimberley lamproite province (Lucapa 80 per cent; Leopold 20 per cent).

Brooking is located within 50km of the Ellendale mine which, until its recent closure, produced more than 50 per cent of the world’s fancy yellow diamonds.

Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall commented, “The latest micro-diamond results from Little Spring Creek are some of the best I have seen in the diamond space. To recover 1,100 micro- and macrodiamonds from a 178kg sample from a single drill hole is remarkable. We have also identified another 11 lamproite targets to explore at Brooking which were interpreted from the TDEM survey. These exceptional results at Brooking underscore the prospectivity for diamond deposits in the Kimberley region of WA, which hosts the world renowned deposits of Argyle and previously Ellendale. We look forward to the next phase of exploration at Brooking with great excitement.”

The latest exploration program at Brooking involved drilling, micro-diamond analysis and an airborne geophysical survey. The program was designed to follow up on the Little Spring Creek (“LSC”) lamproite discovery hole LSC/DH001 from which 119 micro- and macro-diamonds were recovered from an 87kg sample of drill core.

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