VANCOUVER, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - Mexivada has discovered two new diamond
occurrences at Madoka and Mousondji on its exclusive Malambani Permis de
Recherches concession in the Republic of Congo ("ROC"), and has discovered a
new diamond field at "Vouka" in its Mbinda prospecting permit area. Mexivada
has applied for a new Permis De Recherches covering the Vouka area. The
Chinese firm "Congo Trading and Development" has surrounded Mexivada's
Malambani concession with prospecting permits for gold and diamonds, covering
the eastern extension of the auriferous Mayoko greenstone belt.
Additionally, a "G-10" garnet, typically associated with diamondiferous
kimberlite pipes, was recently returned from Mexivada's stream sediment
sampling program at Bilala on Mexivada's Malambani concession, where the
Avoine Company mined a 22 millimetre gem diamond after World War II. Avoine
also recovered a 7.5 mm blue-yellow diamond at Malambani, in an area
suggestive that kimberlite may be present as dikes controlled locally by
ENE-trending fault zones.
VOUKA DIAMOND FIELD: Mexivada has discovered diamonds, and the possible
kimberlite indicator minerals chromite and ilmenite, in a terrane in the
Mandoro River Basin not previously known to have been explored. Several
diamonds 1 to 3 millimetres in diameter, and of white to brownish colors, have
been found in two target areas to date. Diamonds, chromite, and ilmenite were
found in north-northwest trending fault-controlled stream drainages in the
western part of the target area, in a geologic setting thought to be similar
to that at Makongonio-Mbigou in Gabon, where kimberlites and diamonds to
60 carats in size have been found. Diamonds also have been found at two places
near a large, circular structural target in the central part of the Vouka
area. Mexivada recently started this exploration program and is continuing it
with one field crew based out of our Mayoko office. Mexivada feels that the
structural geology of the Vouka area is favorable for the discovery of a large
diameter diamondiferous kimberlite pipe.
MADOKA DIAMOND DISCOVERY: Mexivada has discovered diamonds and the
possible kimberlite indicator minerals chromite and ilmenite at Madoka, just
southeast of Mexivada's Mayoko field office. The diamonds recovered to date
are shown on Mexivada's website, are 6 to 8 millimetres in diameter and of
colorless and greenish to yellow green in color, and two are of good gem
quality. Chromite and pinkish purple garnets, possible kimberlite indicator
minerals, were found together with the diamonds. The area is faulted, altered,
is cut by quartz veins, and gold was recovered in the pan concentrates.
Unusual metamorphosed "amphibolites" rocks were found on site (see photo on
website) that will be crushed and tested for kimberlite affinities. The
possible presence of metamorphosed kimberlite pipes and dikes is being
investigated by Mexivada. It is believed that this metamorphism took place at
approximately the same time as at the Witwatersrand, South Africa, at
2863- 2881 million years ago, which would make them the world's oldest known
kimberlites. Diamonds also have been found in the "Rand" metasediments, but
the original source kimberlites have not been found to date. Mexivada is
continuing diamond exploration with high priority at Madoka, given the large
size and good quality of the diamonds found to date.
MOUSONDJI DIAMOND DISCOVERY: Two diamonds of approximately 0.5 gram in
weight each have been found in the Mousondji river drainage, in the
southwestern portion of the Malambani concession. This diamond occurrence, in
the western Louesse Horst geologic terrane, will be followed up as time
This press release and its contents have been reviewed by Richard R.
Redfern, Mexivada's President, who is a Certified Professional Geologist and
Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.
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