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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...

2011-08-02 08:00:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 80,295,558TSX: MPVNY- AMEX: MDM TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV) (NYSE AMEX: MDM) is pleased to announce that the Gahcho Ku© Environmental Impact Review Panel ("Panel") has informed the Gahcho Ku© project operator, De Beers Canada Inc. ("De Beers"), that the Gahcho Ku© Environmental Impact Statement ("EIS") conforms to the terms of reference...

2011-05-05 11:24:00

Shares Issued and Outstanding: 78.7 millionTSX: MPVNY- AMEX: MDM Actual Price per Carat $185 - up 38% Modeled Price per Carat $122 - up 41% (All values are in US Dollars) TORONTO AND NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NY-AMEX: MDM) today announced the results of an updated independent valuation of the diamonds recovered from the Gahcho Ku© Project. The valuation was conducted by WWW...


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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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