- Drilling results expected before the end of Q2.
- At least 5 kimberlite pipe targets to be drilled and more being developed.
- All but one target has positive kimberlitic indicators recovered at surface including two with diamonds.
- 25 diamonds have been recovered from soil samples at Malatswae (sizes >0.5mm and <4mm).
- Biggest diamond measures 4mm x 3mm x 2mm and has good colour.
- The drill programme is fully funded.
TORONTO, ONTARIO (January 31, 2018) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce a drill program at the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae and Moenyenana Diamond Projects. Drill results are expected to be announced by the end of the second quarter once analyzed and confirmed by a qualified laboratory. The drill programme is fully funded.
Pangolin has been working on developing new drill targets at these projects for the past 8 months. Work included the collection of over 2,400 soil samples that averaged 60 litres in size, as well as processing them through the Company’s DMS plant and extensive ground magnetic and VLF (very low frequency) surveys.
Dr. Chris Jennings assisted the Company’s management with the process of identifying new pipe targets. He purchased a 1.3 % royalty from the Company in May, 2017. Dr. Jennings’ and his exploration teams diamond mine discoveries include Diavik in Canada, Gaghoo in Botswana, Klipspringer and Marsfontein in South Africa.
Malatswae Diamond Project
Malatswae consists of 1,836 square kilometres, and is located roughly 60km southeast of the prolific Orapa Diamond Fields. A total of 25 diamonds have been recovered from soil samples, with the largest measuring 4mm x 3mm x 2mm, with good colour. Over 750 kimberlitic indicator minerals, including G10 garnets and ilmenites, have been collected. Soil sampling, ground magnetics and analysis is ongoing.
The Moenyenana Diamond Project
Moenyenana consists of 5,061 square kilometres, and is located between Pangolin’s Malatswae and Motloutse Diamond Projects. An extensive soil sampling and ground magnetics program continues.
The Chairman, Mr. Gareth Penny stated, “We are extremely encouraged by the team’s hard work in identifying these targets and look forward to a successful drill program“.
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The technical disclosure in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Leon Daniels, BSc., BSc. Honours Geology, PhD and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.
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