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Wed Nov 20, 2002
Diamonds North Announces Additional Diamonds Reported In Latest Blue Ice Results
Vancouver, November 20, 2002 (DDN - TSX Venture) - Diamonds North Resources Ltd. announces additional diamonds have been recovered from three kimberlites along the Galaxy Structure on the Blue Ice project, Victoria Island. The Vega, Snow Bunting and Sand Piper kimberlites are on the eastern half of the Galaxy Structure and were drilled during the 2002 exploration program.
SAND PIPER - A 45.1 kilogram sample collected from the upper part of drill hole BI-02-03 (interval 39.8m to 71.76m) yielded 13 diamonds. Three stones exceed 0.5mm in at least one dimension. One of the stones has the dimensions 1.0mm x 0.60mm x 0.34mm. Results from the lower part of this drill hole were reported previously in news release 13-02, dated September 18, 2002. This drill hole is 100 metres west of BI-02-02 which produced 118 diamonds from 6.49 kilograms of kimberlite. The Sand Piper kimberlite is 2.5 kilometres from the eastern limit of the 20 kilometre Galaxy Structure. The Sand Piper magnetic anomaly is a complex 300 metre long magnetic low. On this basis the exact relationship of kimberlite in holes BI-02-02 and BI-02-03 will require further drilling for clarification.
SNOW BUNTING -A 14 metre kimberlite intercept obtained from an angled drill hole into the Snow Bunting kimberlite yielded a 16.71 kilogram sample of split core containing 15 diamonds, four of which exceed 0.5mm in two dimensions. The Snow Bunting kimberlite is the furthest east of the known kimberlites on the Galaxy Structure and is located 1.5 kilometres east of Sand Piper.
VEGA - A total of 22 kilograms of split kimberlite core obtained from an angled drill hole that intercepted 6.2 metres of the Vega kimberlite yielded 20 diamonds, four of which are greater than 0.5mm in 1 dimension and one that is greater than 0.5mm in two dimensions. The Vega kimberlite is 1 kilometre west of Sand Piper.
Table I below shows diamond recoveries for Sand Piper, Snow Bunting, and Vega.
Table II below shows the diamond size distribution according to square mesh sieve analysis provided by SGS Lakefield Research.
These results confirm that the semi-continuous kimberlite along eastern half of the 20 kilometre Galaxy Structure is diamondiferous. Additional diamond results from 750 kilograms of sample collected from three recently discovered kimberlites (Pegasus, Sculptor and Zeta) on the Galaxy Structure are anticipated shortly.
Kimberlite samples were split and logged in secure facilities in the field camp. Sample bags were sealed in solid containers and shipped by air to SGS Lakefield Research in Ontario. SGS Lakefield's standard caustic fusion diamond recovery method was utilized for all sample results. SGS Lakefield is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada to the ISO/IEC Guide 25 standard for specific registered tests.
Diamonds North Resources Ltd. is a diamond exploration company with eight projects covering over 1 million acres of land in Canada's Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Six projects are located on Victoria Island; one project is adjacent to the De Beers/Mountain Province Kennady Lake advanced stage discovery and one project is near the Drybones kimberlite in the Northwest Territories.
Mark R. Kolebaba
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Corporate Communications: Nancy Curry
Diamonds North Resources Ltd.
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