Pangolin Diamonds Corp. the "Company" or "Pangolin" is pleased to announce it has discovered its first kimberlite at its 100% owned Tsabong North Project in Botswana. Core logging identified crater facies sediments and underlying reworked volcaniclastic kimberlite ("RVK") breccias in drill hole "Magi-01/1".
Representative rock samples were submitted for independent
whole rock analysis to Activation Laboratories Ltd., in Ancaster
(Ontario). The results assisted in discriminating between the kimberlite
crater facies sediments and the overlying Kalahari Formation. Crater
facies sediments are present from a depth of 33.5 meters to 58.8 meters
below which RVK breccia occurs to 76.3 meters. The crater facies
sediments and RVK breccias intersected are consistent with the
equivalent lithological units observed in the core of drill hole M1/50
from the M1 Kimberlite in the Tsabong Kimberlite Field which was drilled
Dr Leon Daniels, B.Sc., Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of Pangolin, stated: "We
are very pleased with Pangolin's success to date, as we have now
graduated from an explorer to a discoverer and are determined to
continue on this course."
The 45 mantle-derived indicator garnets, inclusive of some
high pressure garnets previously announced on March 26, 2013, were
liberated from a core sample in Magi-01/1 taken at a depth of 22 meters
below the surface. A split of the available core will now be processed
through a mini-Dense Media Separation Plant to recover any additional
kimberlite indicator minerals, such as garnets, and/or macro diamonds
from the kimberlite intersected section.
Based on these positive results, two additional diamond drill
holes intersecting at least 100 meters of kimberlite will be drilled on
the Magi-01 kimberlite for kimberlite indicator mineral and
microdiamond recovery. The Company has also elevated additional
previously identified kimberlite targets in the project area to targets
of high immediate interest with similar magnetic signatures to
The photos in the link below compare the various kimberlite
crater facies sediments (A1, A2) and RVK breccias (B1, B2) from
Pangolin's core drill hole Magi-01/1 (to the left) versus those from
drill hole M1/50 from the M1 Kimberlite Pipe.