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IPSCO Inc. Diamond in Saskatchewan
An SI Board Since November 1998
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Emcee:  average joe Type:  Unmoderated
"Neither oil nor iron ore provide a logical explanation
for some extraordinary secrecy which surrounded mineral
exploration of the drift-covered bush near Choiceland
Saskatchewan in 1956. It was indeed a "cloak and dagger"
operation as it was put so well by "Lefty" Macleod, the
pilot who flew the exploration and drilling company north
(Kuptch and Hanson, 1986:144). The presence of an iron ore
body was surmised after interpreting aero-magnetic records
by the Imperial Oil Company and others and led to finding
iron ore in Precambrian rocks. The discovery was followed
by a fierce staking rush for iron ore. I believe that Imperial
accidently may have hit something else besides iron ore:
an enigmatic offshoot of kimberlite?" page 242 Earth Sciences Technology, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1991

A new and even fiercer staking rush occured in September 1998
that saw IPSCO Inc. grab up land in the area above described.
Is this a new rush for Saskatchewan diamond?!?
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12carryon.oneworld.orgaverage joe-1/3/1999
11 Two interesting links: and aj average joe-12/12/1998
10 Jack if you are in Saskatchewan get a copy of the Leader Post. There is supposaverage joe-12/10/1998
9 "Scoping Study #2406, Don't bother removing 100 metres of overburden average joe-11/27/1998
8 Don't bother removing 100 metres of overburden to get at uneconomic kimberljack marshall-11/27/1998
7 Don't bother with what??? over and out - aj average joe-11/27/1998
6 And I have a scoping study (project 2406) that says don't bother. The wheajack marshall-11/27/1998
5 And what has happened to the sask. diamond play since then? NADA. Today wem anskelly-11/26/1998
4 Before the public announcement was made that kimberlite rock had been found ataverage joe-11/26/1998
3 What's the price of kimberlite these days? jack marshall-11/24/1998
2 Sorry Jack but the last time I checked diamond lacked magnetite. AHYWHO, the average joe-11/24/1998
1 Diamonds don't cause the sort of response seen in that mag survey. Don'jack marshall-11/23/1998
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