North Arrow’s diamond exploration programs are conducted under the direction of President and CEO, Ken Armstrong, P.Geo. (ON), a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. Mr. Armstrong has reviewed and approved all information posted on this page that is of a scientific or technical nature.
Location: northeastern Ontario
Size: approximately 3,500 hectares of non-contiguous mineral claims
Ownership: 80% North Arrow; 20% Stornoway Diamond Corporation
Stage: target generation - till sampling and airborne geophysics
Closest Infrastructure: very close proximity to roads and towns; mineral claims near Cobalt, New Liskeard, Elk Lake, and Notre Dame du Nord (Ville Marie)
Between 1995 and 2012, Stornoway and its predecessor companies conducted comprehensive diamond exploration programs within the Timiskaming project area, including surficial sediment sampling, airborne and ground geophysical surveys and both core and reverse circulation drilling. This exploration work resulted in the discovery of nine kimberlites and Stornoway maintains an interest in a number of these bodies. Several of the kimberlites are included within the Timiskaming project joint venture with North Arrow (North Arrow 80% / Stornoway 20%). Numerous kimberlites discovered by other companies also lie in this area of Ontario and Quebec.
In 2014 the Timiskaming Joint Venture completed a program to evaluate four of the kimberlites within the Timiskaming Project. The program used approximately 3,300 kg of archived drill core from the kimberlites to complete a comprehensive evaluation of the mineral chemistry of each kimberlite, and to evaluate their potential to host a coarse diamond population. The diamond evaluation consisted of processing a series of DMS and CF samples for the recovery of +0.3 mm diamonds. No diamonds were recovered from these samples.
Not included in the original option agreement with Stornoway was the diamondiferous 95-2 kimberlite. Although Stornoway has not indicated any plans for additional work at 95-2 at this time, work completed to date has confirmed the kimberlite is significantly diamondiferous. These results are encouraging and suggest that other kimberlites in the Timiskaming project area could potentially also be diamond bearing. Surficial sediment sampling and geophysical data suggest additional undiscovered kimberlites may be located within the project area.