VANCOUVER, B.C., March 4, 2019 – Lithoquest Diamonds Inc. (TSX-V: LDI) (“Lithoquest”, or the “Company”) today announced that it has determined an age of approximately 211 million years (“Ma”) for the emplacement of the 1804 Kimberlite discovered in 2018 on its 100% owned North Kimberley Diamond Project.
“The emplacement date of 211 Ma is distinctly different from other kimberlites in the region which have been dated to approximately 800 Ma, providing further evidence that a new field of kimberlites is present on the North Kimberley Diamond Project”, stated Bruce Counts, President & CEO of Lithoquest Diamonds. “The 1804 kimberlite is not only 600 Myr younger, it also displays volcanoclastic characteristics which indicates the potential for larger bodies. In addition, the distribution and chemical composition of kimberlite indicator minerals recovered on the property, including diamond, suggests that there are diamond bearing kimberlites present over a wide area on the North Kimberley Diamond Project”.
The geochronology work was completed at the University of Alberta using TIMS 238U/206Pb radiometric methods on perovskite mineral grains recovered from the 1804 kimberlite. A date of 210.9 Ma ±3.0 (95% confidence) Ma was observed. Additional methods are being used to confirm the age; however, it is not expected that the date will vary by more than 10 Ma.
The technical contents of this news release have been reviewed and approved by Bruce Counts, P. Geo., President, CEO and a Director of Lithoquest Diamonds Inc. and Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.
About Lithoquest Diamonds Inc.
Lithoquest is a Canadian diamond exploration company focused on the discovery and development of economic diamond deposits on its 100%-owned North Kimberley Diamond Project located in Western Australia, approximately 65km east of the community of Kalumburu.
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