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 Post subject: Will Finland become the world's newest diamond producer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:06 pm 
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Ya'akov Almor for IDEX wrote:
If it is up to the exploration company Arctic Star Exploration Corp. of Vancouver, Ca., the Timantti Diamond Project, near Kuusamo, Finland, will become a diamond mine, which actually would turn Finland into the first-ever diamond producing country in the European Union.

Diamond indicator minerals (DIMs), such as pyrope garnet and chromite, were both found in the kimberlite samples from near surface, i.e. after removing less than 2 meters of overburden at the Grey Wolf Kimberlite. Instead of bulk sampling the four discovered kimberlites, Arctic Star will first look for additional kimberlites on its property and sample those and decide which kimberlites are interpreted to be the most promising for bulk sampling.


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