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June 30, 2006
A new lamproite pipe (named UKD 2) has been discovered by UKD at Ellendale South. The pipe is small (approx 0.5 hectare) and was outcropping, it was discovered from using the Company’s high resolution airborne magnetic geophysics survey data acquired last year. Initial petrology results indicate the pipe is leucitic in nature (silica rich) and not prospective for diamonds. However, the result does demonstrate the power of the magnetic data and exploration concept.
April 30, 2006
A geological field crew is being mobilised to follow up anomalies generated from the company’s high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric geophysics survey conducted last year. The targets are weakly magnetic diamondiferous lamproite pipes similar to the pipes that host the Ellendale diamond mines at Pipes 4 and 9 to the north (not UKD owned). The program aims to generate multiple drill targets for a campaign later in the year.
September 30, 2005
The new aeromagnetic data at the Ellendale South Project has been used to identify a new lamproite pipe. The new pipe has been identified from lamproitic material recovered during a recent field trip. It is uncertain how large the pipe is, but it is likely to be in the region of 4 to 6 hectares. The new discovery has been named UKD 1.