Nanuk Diamonds, Quebec
EHR acquired the Nanuk Diamonds properties in northern Quebec in late 2019.
Nanuk Diamonds Inc, now a 100% subsidiary of EHR, is the holding company and 100% owner of 625 mineral claims located East of the Ungava Bay in Northern Quebec. The 274 sq.km area contains several occurrences of diamond-bearing kimberlitic dykes that were originally found in the early 2000’s but were left unexplored for the last 15 years.
Nanuk Diamonds' mineral claims are located in the area in which Twin Mining Corporation’s Torngat Project was active from 1999 to 2001 where bulk and infill samples from different parts of the dyke system were collected totaling more than 350 tonnes and which yielded close to 2,000 diamonds, including approximately 300 diamonds larger than 0.5mm. Other companies owned claims in the area and found kimberlite dykes, but little was done besides geophysics and the collection of small samples. From 2005 until 2017, no further work was done.
A remote sensing survey in 2018 identified several prospective areas for expanded dyke potential and larger blows, and possible kimberlites. A mapping and sampling program was conducted in 2019 to further test these targets. Results from microdiamond recovery from 44 surface samples have been delayed by impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, but are expected to be released in Q2 2020.
Note: an independent specialist report on the Nanuk project produced by SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd in January 2020 is available here.