- 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
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 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