Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558
NYSE- AMEX: MDM
March 1, 2012
/PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to provide the following update on progress at the Gahcho Kué diamond project, a joint venture with De Beers Canada Inc. ("De Beers") in
Permitting of the Gahcho Kué project is progressing satisfactorily. Following receipt on
January 20, 2012
, of information requests under the Environmental Impact Review ("EIR"), the Gahcho Kué project operator, De Beers, has advised that they are on track to provide responses by the end of March. Preparations for the technical sessions under the EIR are scheduled to commence in
, and the public sessions are scheduled to take place in
. Shareholders are reminded that they can follow progress of the EIR on the website of the Mackenzie Valley Review Board, located at
Tuzo Deep Drill Progra
Three of the five planned deep drill holes at the Tuzo kimberlite have been successfully completed. Drilling of the fourth and fifth holes is currently underway. The Tuzo Deep drill program aims to define a resource between 350 and 750 metres. It is expected that drilling will be completed by early April, following which the results will be announced.
Fugro Airborne Surve
Analysis of the data from the Fugro airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey over the Gahcho Kué JV leases has resulted in the preliminary identification of 57 geophysical targets. The JV partners are reviewing the results to determine an appropriate strategy and subsequent action. Shareholders will be kept informed of developments.
Mountain Province Diamonds
is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué JV, located at Kennady Lake in
. The Gahcho Kué Project consists of a cluster of four diamondiferous kimberlites, three of which have a probable mineral reserve of 31.3 million tonnes grading 1.57 carats per tonne for total diamond content of 49 million carats.
Gahcho Kué is the world's largest and highest grade new diamond development project. A
feasibility study filed by
(available on SEDAR) indicates that the Gahcho Kué project has an IRR of 33.9%, based on
modeled diamond prices.
also controls 100% of the Kennady North Diamond Project adjacent to the De Beers JV property.
hosts three known diamondiferous kimberlites and a number of unexplained kimberlite mineral indicators.
Mountain Province Diamonds is included in the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index.