December 31, 2008 Work in the quarter concentrated on analysing the distribution of the anomalies. Analysis of the orientation of these linears shows the strongest direction to be ENE-WSW (65°), with a corresponding peak at NNW-SSE (160°). The 90° separation of these two peaks suggests that they arose as complementary joint or fracture sets. Underlying this appears to be another strong trend of E-W fractures, possibly as a result of a separate tectonic event. However, one possibility that links all 3 peaks is a Riedel shear system of P fractures (E-W), R fractures (ENE-WSW) and R’ fractures (NNW-SSE) in a major sinistral shear system.
June 30, 2008 Reported that the initial phase of the stream sediment and loam sampling program at the Bhandara Project was completed during the quarter with the final 139 samples collected observed for kimberlitic indicator minerals. Of these 22 were recorded as positive, nine showed possible indicators and the remainders were negative. In most cases the positives were those samples collected to follow up the
anomalies identified in the Nuapada North area in the last quarter. Five samples were observed as having both kimberlitic chromites and picro-ilmenites, with 4 of these described as having fresh untravelled picro-ilmenites
March 31, 2008 Nuapada North was confirmed as most prospective with several very fresh samples of picroilmenite, which the company states is a strong indicator of proximity to a kimberlite source.