DIAMONDS NORTH RESOURCES LTD. : http://www.diamondsnorth.com/ : Hepburn Project

Location: Northwest Territories
Est. Size: 1,800,000 Acres
Ownership: 100% Diamonds North
Opportunity: Potential for Ekati-sized deposits on an unexplored region of the prolific Slave Province


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Hepburn Kimberlite Indicator
Mineral Fields
The 100% owned Hepburn project is another project originated through the Diamonds North's Northern Recon Initiative, and has recently advanced from a developing project to a major project within the DDN property portfolio.

A large portion of Hepburn is believed to lie within the Slave Province. The Slave Province is the most prolific diamond terrain in North and South America with two operating diamond mines and three additional mines in development stages.

Hepburn is one of the only regions on the Slave craton that is nearly unexplored for diamonds and has never been block staked previously for any mineral commodity. In two years, Diamonds North has taken this project from regional exploration to drill ready status.

Based on indicator mineral data, Diamonds North has outlined two potential kimberlite fields on the property. High interest G10 pyrope garnets and diamond inclusion eclogitic garnets have been recovered from the areas in addition to a very favourable geotherm (the pressure and temperature combination needed in the mantel to form economic concentrations of diamond) which is comparable to Ekati and Diavik mines.

The circular lake shown represents a high priority drill target on the Hepburn project. This target is located in the center of one of the potential kimberlite fields. The target appears to shed indicator minerals and is associated with a clear and coincident magnetic anomaly.

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Plans for 2006 include target drill testing and flying airborne geophysics to assist in prioritizing additional targets for drill testing.



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