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2012-05-28 02:20:29

-- Final court approval received for Kennady North Spin-out -- Kennady North drill program set to commence -- Gahcho Kué diamond prices increase marginally Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,715,558TSX: MPVNYSE MKT: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) today announced that the Gahcho Kué Joint Venture partners, De...

2012-04-26 02:24:33

99.5% Vote in Favour of Spin-out Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,715,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO and NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV) (NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that its shareholders have voted 99.5% in favour of the proposed spin-out of Kennady Diamonds Inc. ("Kennady Diamonds") at a special meeting of shareholders held yesterday, April 25, 2012. The spin-out will be...

2012-04-12 02:31:30

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,715,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) today announced the final results of the Tuzo Deep drill program, which is designed to define a resource below the current Resource (from surface to 350 meters) of the Tuzo kimberlite pipe. The Tuzo Deep drill program targeted the depth extension of the Tuzo kimberlite pipe...

2012-03-29 10:22:15

Mountain Province Provides Statement Required by Section 610(b) of the NYSE Amex Company Guide Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,645,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) today announced that it has received an interim order of the Supreme Court of Ontario with respect to its previously announced plan of arrangement, pursuant to which the Company...

2012-03-13 13:00:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce further details on the proposed spin-out of the Company's 100 percent-controlled Kennady North diamond project into a newly-incorporated company Kennady Diamonds Inc. ("Kennady Diamonds"). The proposed spin-out will occur through a plan of...

2012-03-01 07:39:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, 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 Canada's Northwest Territories. Permitting Permitting of the Gahcho Kué project is progressing...

2012-02-27 07:13:00

Spin-out of Kennady Diamonds remains on track for April 2012 Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that final analysis of the Fugro airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey flown over the Kennady North diamond project late last year has resulted in the identification of 106 geophysical...

2012-01-23 14:03:33

How diamond-bearing kimberlites reach the surface Kimberlites are magmatic rocks that form deep in the Earth´s interior and are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions. On their turbulent journey upwards magmas assimilate other types of minerals, collectively referred to as xenoliths (Greek for “foreign rocks”). The xenoliths found in kimberlite include diamonds, and the vast majority of the diamonds mined in the world today is found in kimberlite ores. Exactly how...

2012-01-12 09:27:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal to spin-out the Company's 100 percent-controlled Kennady North diamond project into a newly incorporated company, Kennady Diamonds Inc. Patrick Evans, President and CEO, commented: "The proposed...

2011-12-22 13:00:00

Company Considers Potential Spinout of Kennady North Project Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,345,558TSX: MPVNYSE- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE-AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that analysis of the final results of the Falcon airborne gravity gradiometry (AGG) survey over the Company's 100%-controlled Kennady North Project has identified over 70 geophysical...


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2005-05-26 10:58:09

The Garnet group of minerals show crystals with a habit of dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons. They are nesosilicates with the same general formula, A3B2(SiO4)3. The chemical elements in garnet include calcium, magnesium, aluminium, iron2+, iron3+, chromium, manganese, and titanium. Garnets show no cleavage and a dodecahedral parting. Fracture is conchoidal to uneven; some varieties are very tough and are valuable for abrasive purposes. Hardness is 6.5 - 7.5, specific gravity is 3.1 - 4.3,...

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