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Author Topic: Writing an article about western N. American diamond finds-need your help!  (Read 5955 times)

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Offline prospect

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Re: Writing an article about western N. American diamond finds-need your help!
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2011, 08:35:55 PM »
The fellow who found Canada's first diamond mine, Chuck Fipke, was prospecting in the southeast Kootenays for many years for diamonds. There is a trend from north of Golden down to Cranbrook that has diatremes, dykes and a small cluster of kimberlite pipes near Elkford, B.C. They found some diamonds but not enough to economically mine. I visited these pipes myself and have some kimberlite. If you do a google search with keywords " diatremes bull river bell " you should find a research paper on this subject for this area.

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Wawa Ontario ,leadbetter find . 3/4 yellow and a clear diamond. Kirkland lake area micros where found. Northern Quebec purple micros where found ( the rarest of all) .

 For those of you that like diamonds try going thru any radiometrics maps. lamp and kimberlite have a low count.If I was located in sk I would be looking hard in the northern regions as most of the province has probably been flown over looking for uranium.