Pangolin Diamonds to Drill Kimberlite Targets at Motloutse Diamond Project, Botswana

  • The Motloutse Diamond Project covers the area where the first diamonds in Botswana were recovered in 1959
  • The AGA-01 drill target is an aeromagnetic and gravity anomaly associated with positive sub-angular kimberlite indicator minerals recovered at surface
  • Additional kimberlite targets are also being developed for the drill program
  • It is anticipated the drill program will be completed before the end of July 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 31, 2016) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to provide an update for the Company’s wholly-owned Motloutse Diamond Project (“Motloutse”), located 150 km east of the Orapa Diamond Mine in Botswana. Several aeromagnetic anomalies have been selected for follow-up with soil sampling, ground magnetic and gravity surveys to identify kimberlite drill targets.  This program is nearing completion. Continue reading

Pangolin Reports Type II diamond from MSC Grid, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • One of seven diamonds from the MSC Grid is a Type II diamond 
  • The Type II diamond is associated with three Type I ab diamonds in an area of 0.32km2 
  • The Type II diamond is also associated with ilmenites with reaction rims, a mantle xenolith fragment and fresh angular olivine, all indicative of a proximal source 
  • Drilling for kimberlite within the MSC Grid will take place in second half of 2016 

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 16, 2016) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to report that one of seven diamonds analysed from the MSC Grid in Botswana is a Type II nitrogen-free diamond. Approximately 2% of the world’s diamonds are classified as Type II diamonds.

Type II diamonds are often associated with the presence of large diamonds, for example the 813 carat and 1109 carat diamonds produced from the Karowe Mine by Lucara Diamonds are both Type II diamonds.  The Karowe Mine is approximately 105 kilometres northwest from the MSC Grid area. Continue reading

Pangolin Recovers Two Additional Diamonds and 210 Kimberlite Indicators Within the MTS Grid, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • Two additional diamonds recovered within the 1.5 square kilometre MTS Grid
  • The diamonds are from samples collected less than 110 metres apart
  • A total of three diamonds from the grid supports the presence of at least two diamond-bearing occurrences
  • Thirteen diamonds reported from the Malatswae Diamond Project to date
  • A total of 390 kimberlite indicators recovered to date
  • Three zones of anomalous indicators identified within the MTS Grid
  • Drilling for kimberlite within the MTS Grid will take place in second half of 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 3, 2016) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to provide an update on its exploration programme at the MTS Grid in Botswana. The MTS Grid is a defined area of 1.5 km2 within the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project, located 105 km southeast of the Karowe Diamond Mine operated by Lucara Diamond Corporation. Thirteen diamonds have now been reported from Malatswae, with the last three derived from the MTS Grid.   Continue reading

Pangolin Closes $693,453 Private Placement of Units for Diamond Projects in Botswana

TORONTO, ONTARIO (April 19, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement financing for aggregate gross proceeds of $693,453 (the “Offering”). Proceeds of the Offering will be used to continue the exploration program, inclusive of drilling, at the Company’s priority Malatswae diamond project during 2016.  In addition, the proceeds of the Offering will provide working capital to the Company in order to further its exploration commitments at its other 100% owned diamond projects in Botswana.

The Offering consisted of 13,869,060 units of the Company (“Unit”) at a price of $0.05 per Unit.  Each Unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company (“Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (“Warrant”).  Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one Common Share at a price of $0.05 for a period of sixty (60) months from the date hereof.  Insiders of Pangolin participated in the amount of $101,600 representing 14.7% of the total Offering. Continue reading

Pangolin Recovers 177 Kimberlite Indicators and Defines Three Exploration Focus Areas within the MTS Grid, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • A total of 177 kimberlite indicators recovered from 99 soil samples collected within a 0.8 km2 area of the larger grid
  • The majority of indicators have surface textures suggesting a proximal source 
  • Two picroilmenites have fragile surface features suggesting a very close source
  • Most of the garnets have compositions similar to garnets from diamonds
  • A diamond from the grid supports the presence of diamondiferous kimberlites in the area
  • Drilling for kimberlite within the MTS Grid will be undertaken in 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO March 29, 2016 – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to report that an integrated study of mineral chemistry and surface textures of kimberlite indicators recovered from soil samples at the MTS Grid has been completed. The MTS Grid is within the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 105 km southeast of the Karowe Diamond Mine of Lucara Diamonds in Botswana. Continue reading

Pangolin Discovers Third Diamond-Bearing Area and Eleventh Diamond, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • The MTS grid confirmed as a new diamondiferous kimberlite target area
  • The diamond and kimberlitic pyrope garnet with G10 compositions have been recovered from soil samples
  • The diamond is a fragment of a larger stone
  • Many pyrope from other samples have near-source surface features 
  • An additional 470 soil samples from the MTS grid area have been collected
  • Kimberlitic garnets have been visually identified in approximately half of the samples processed to date
  • Drilling for kimberlite within the MTS grid to be undertaken later in 2016

TORONTO, ONTARIO (March 21, 2016) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to report the first diamond recovered from the MTS Grid representing the eleventh diamond recovered to date in the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 105 km southeast of the Karowe Diamond Mine of Lucara Diamonds in Botswana.  The presence of diamond in soil sample MTS-DG-093 confirms a third diamondiferous kimberlite target area in the wholly owned Malatswae Diamond Project area.  Continue reading

Pangolin Discovers Two More Diamonds at Its Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana and Provides Update

  • A total of ten diamonds have been recovered from soil samples
  • Nine of the ten diamonds are white in colour
  • Three detailed grids are the current area of focus 
  • Five of thirty anomalies drill tested as potential kimberlite diamond sources
  • Six more licenses added to the project area 

TORONTO, ONTARIO (March 7, 2016) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has recovered two more diamonds from the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”) for a total of ten to date.  Nine of the diamonds are white in colour.  The project area is located 105 km southeast of the Karowe diamond mine operated by Lucara Diamonds in Botswana. Continue reading

Pangolin Receives Positive Results at MTS Grid, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • A total of 78 soil samples from the MTS grid are anomalous containing kimberlite indicator minerals
  • Pyrope garnets are visually-confirmed in 62 of the soil samples
  • 89% of the 62 soil samples contain pyrope garnets with near-source features
  • Microprobe analysis and results expected in the coming weeks
  • Drilling at MSC Grid where 7 diamonds have been discovered is scheduled to start in the next two weeks 

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Pangolin Finds Eighth Diamond and Completes Detailed Gravity Survey, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • The eighth diamond is white octahedral fragment measuring 1mm x1mm x1mm
  • Seven of the eight diamonds are white in colour
  • Four of the eight diamonds are localised within a 0.32 km2 area
  • A detailed gravity survey has been completed over the same area
  • Gravity anomalies are associated with each of the four diamonds
  • The largest gravity anomaly exceeds two hectares in surface area

TORONTO, ONTARIO (December 15, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has recovered an eighth diamond from the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), in an area of the project that is located 105 km southeast of the Karowe diamond mine operated by Lucara Diamonds in Botswana. To date, seven of the eight diamonds recovered are white in colour. Continue reading

Pangolin Reports Pyrope G10 Garnets, Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • Pyrope garnets with G10 compositions, consistent with the diamond stability field, recovered from a soil sample.
  • Three high-pressure garnet megacrysts recovered from three soil samples.
  • Additional anomalous garnet concentrations have been recovered from soil samples within a 2km x 2km zone and are being assessed for surface morphology.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 19, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has completed microprobe analysis of pyrope garnets with near-source surface features from the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 90 km southeast of the Orapa kimberlite field in Botswana. Four soil samples produced a total of 14 pyrope garnets, with samples MTI64 and MTI83 each producing five pyrope garnets having surface features consistent with a proximal kimberlite source (see news release of November 3, 2015).  Continue reading

Pangolin Recovers Additional Diamonds from Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • Additional diamonds are reported from two soil samples
  • A total of seven soil samples have produced diamonds in the Malatswae Project area 
  • Six of the diamonds are of good colour, one is brown. 
  • The fragile nature of some of the diamonds indicate proximity to source.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 17, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has received positive soil sample results for the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 90 km southeast of the Orapa kimberlite field in Botswana.  Continue reading

Pangolin Recovers Pyrope Garnets with Near-Source Features Over a Geophysical Anomaly at Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • Four soil samples produced 14 pyrope garnets with near-source surface features
  • The features include trichitic etch pits and channels that result from chemical weathering of pyrope garnet
  • The grains are identical to pyrope garnets from weathered kimberlite elsewhere in Botswana and show little to no evidence of transport
  • The samples are positioned directly over a high priority magnetic anomaly under investigation

TORONTO, ONTARIO (November 3, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has recovered pyrope garnet with near-source surface features from the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 90 km southeast of the Orapa kimberlite field in Botswana. Four samples produced over 14 pyrope garnets, with five grains in two samples. The samples are spaced from 200-400 meters apart and positioned directly over a magnetic anomaly of similar dimensions.   Continue reading

Pangolin Recovers Fifth Diamond from Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana

  • A soil sample collected in the upwind direction from the MSC Grid yields a positive diamond result. 
  • The diamond was recovered within 550 metres of the centre of aeromagnetic anomaly MX14. 
  • An ilmenite with kimberlite attached was recovered from a soil sample. 
  • The ilmenite has a close spatial association with aeromagnetic anomaly MX01, immediately east of the MSC Grid.

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 29, 2015) – Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (TSX-V: PAN) (the “Company” or “Pangolin”) is pleased to announce it has received positive soil sample results for the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”), located 90 km southeast of the Orapa kimberlite field in Botswana.  Continue reading