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Lucapa Diamond Reports Diamond Finds From Brooking Exploration Project – Columns

The Australian Lucapa Diamond Company (WKN A0M6U8 / ASX LOM) already operates two diamond mines, the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho and the alluvial Lulo mine in Angola. But the company also owns 80% of an exciting exploration project called Brooking in Western Australia. There was now promising news from there.

As Lucapa and partner Leopold Diamond reported, the most recent sampling of promising targets on Brooking, the project is located in the Lamproit province of West Kimberley, was positive and yielded seven diamonds, including two macro diamonds (> 0.5 mm diameter) . In addition, a total of 72 chromites were extracted from clay and river beds, which at first glance resemble a species associated with Lamproit.

As announced at the end of October, Lucapa had initiated a further exploration program which, in addition to the aforementioned sampling, also included the taking of geochemical samples in six targets identified on Brooking.

High probability of Lamproit chimneys

Lucapa said the results of the assay suggest the occurrence of three new lamproites, with two targets having soil geochemistry similar to that of Lamproit previously discovered at Brooking. As early as 2018, Lucapa and their partners had identified Lamproit containing diamond on Brooking – and extracted more than 1,300 micro and macro diamonds with a drilling program on the Lamproit discovery Little Spring Creek.

Lamproit – like kimberlite – can contain diamonds and other related minerals and elements. The geochemical analysis indicated that a number of soil samples from Target A and B were rich in rare earth elements commonly associated with Lamproit. And those targets are also near samples from rivers that also produced diamonds and chromites. Lucapa believes that there is a high probability that Lamproit chimneys are present on each of Targets A and B. This should now be confirmed in the next exploration phase!

Samples in Area C returned diamonds and chromites over a north-northwest-south-southeast trending structure visible on satellite imagery. According to the company, this indicates the possible occurrence of a Lamproit Dam.

Lucapa and partner Leopold Diamonds want to confirm that Lamproit chimneys could occur in target areas A and B. For this purpose, future drilling locations or the locations for trenching will be planned based on the information obtained.

The company also announced that two samples of diamonds and chromites were also discovered in the D and E targets. Further exploration activities are required here to define possible targets, it said.

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