GGL Diamond Corp.

GGL Diamond Corp.

August 23, 2005 18:46 ET

GGL Collects Over 45 Tonnes of Kimberlite in Doyle Kimberlite Mini-Bulk Sample Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 23, 2005) - Raymond A. Hrkac, President and CEO of GGL Diamond Corp. (TSX VENTURE:GGL) is pleased to provide an update on the Company's mini-bulk sampling program on the Doyle diamondiferous kimberlite sill, situated on 100%-owned claims adjacent to the Gahcho Kue cluster of kimberlite pipes.

The sampling program is now in the final demobilization stages after the successful collection of over 45 tonnes of kimberlite taken from one pit at the sub-outcrop of the sill (the final weight is expected to drop due to the moisture content of the sample). The small crew of experienced underground and surface miners managed, under trying wet weather conditions, to safely sink a pit through 4.0 metres of overburden, 1.0 metre of granite and 3.8 metres of the kimberlite sill to the footwall granite. The Company is grateful for their persistence and knowledge.

The kimberlite collected is described as macrocrystic to aphanitic hypabyssal kimberlite. In the upper two-thirds of the pit, layers of competent, massive, dark green to black units intercalate with more fine-grained, less competent, laminated light green-grey units. The lower third of the pit is strikingly different, consisting mainly of a blue-green kimberlite phase. The overall contact between the two phases of the sill is sharp. All phases of the sill contain varying amounts of garnet, ilmenite and olivine, with rare chrome diopside and coarse peridotite clasts.

The samples will be transported to a processing facility in September for dense media separation. Results of these studies, expected to be available near the end of the year, will be used to determine the next phase of exploration of the property.

The Doyle sill was also tested this summer by a program of core drilling and is now known to extend at least two kilometres along a northeast strike and 820 metres down dip to the northwest. The average thickness is estimated at 2.0 metres.

Drilling of two other discreet targets was also completed. The first target to the east of the sill tested the down-dip extension of known "kimberlitic muds" encountered in the 2003 drill program. This hole encountered 0.49 metres of kimberlite and suggests the presence of a parallel kimberlite body beneath the Doyle sill. This new intersection could be an important addition that requires more exploration. The second target drilled on the property, not related to the sill, did not intersect kimberlite.

The diamond drill will be left at Doyle in anticipation of a winter drill program.

Judy Stoeterau, P. Geol. is the qualified person on site for the Doyle Project.

CH Project: A number of ground checks were carried out on selected geophysical and/or indicator mineral anomalies in July in the Seahorse, Courageous, Winter Lake North and Zip areas to the west and southwest of the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, host to Canada's two diamond mines. A core drill program is expected to begin near the end of August to test a number of land-based targets. These are only a few of the strong targets that exist on the claims, the bulk of which are water-based. The Company plans to continue the anomaly tests during the winter drill season.


Raymond A. Hrkac, President & CEO

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Contact Information

  • GGL Diamond Corp.
    Raymond A. Hrkac
    President & CEO
    (604) 688-0546
    (604) 688-0378 (FAX)