Big Red Diamond Corporation

Big Red Diamond Corporation

August 24, 2005 11:09 ET

Big Red Diamond Corporation/Black Property: Initial Exploration Results

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 24 2005) - Big Red Diamond Corporation (TSX VENTURE:DIA) has received micro-probe results for the initial samples taken from its newly acquired Black Property.

These initial results are very positive considering they came from three (3) small till and stream sediment samples. 40 mineral grains were identified by SEM as promising and sent to microprobe analysis by C.F. Minerals of Kelowna (British-Columbia).

The micro-probe identified:

4 OP5 (Orthopyroxene)
7 OPX (Orthopyroxene)
4 Ilmenites
1 CP1 with a CE(i) classification (high pressure Clinopyroxene from
an eclogitic source)
1 CP2 (Clinopyroxene)
1 CP6 (Clinopyroxene)
9 CPX (Clinopyroxene)
2 Eclogitic Garnets with G2/G1 classifications
1 G11 garnet - which indicates a kimberlite source, possibly
1 Chromite
1 Olivine
8 other garnets, including 1 eclogitic, likely to be from other
regional source rocks

In light of the promising results Big Red is now planning a systematic till sampling campaign which will include the use of an Argo-mounted Pioneer drill to obtain larger samples directly over the magnetic anomaly and would possibly be able to reach the bedrock to test for the presence of kimberlitic rocks.

The property represents an important addition to BRDC's portfolio of high quality diamond exploration properties and is located proximal to the recent discovery of a large kimberlite by Tres-Or Resources Ltd. and Arctic Star Diamond Corp. The Black Property lies NNW of the new kimberlite discovery, along the Lake Timiskaming Structural Zone.

Michael P. Gross, acting chairman of Big Red Diamonds is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has verified that the work carried out by 6398651 Canada Inc, is being carried out in a professional and diligent manner and that the appropriate quality controls are in place. Michael P Gross has reviewed this press release after it was prepared by Big Red's management.

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Contact Information

  • Big Red Diamond Corporation
    Francois C. Desrosiers
    (514) 982-6044 ext. 225