Dianor is an innovative exploration company focused on advancing diamond exploration properties in the Superior Craton of Canada. The Leadbetter Diamond Project, the Company's flagship and most advanced exploration project, is geographically well situated and easily accessible, some 12 kilometres north east of Wawa in Northern Ontario. Substantial exploration work has been conducted on the property since 2005 where diamonds, gold, sapphires and rubies are present in 2.697 Ma old Archean Conglomerates (press release January 18th 2007). A preliminary tonnage estimate for this conglomerate is in the range of 549 million to 583 million tones (press release July 24th 2007). Additional diamond discoveries including rare purple diamonds were made in 2008 by the Company in rocks of similar type, age (Archean) and geological settings (press releases March 3rd, April 10th and May 13th 2008) in Québec. The Quebec diamond properties have increased Dianor's portfolio of low cost, accessible exploration targets. These diamond discoveries (Ontario and Québec) are both unique and amongst the oldest diamond bearing occurrences in the world.
2001: Dianor discovered the first diamond in James Bay, Quebec.
2002: Dianor transferred its non diamond interests into a new gold and base metal public company, Threegold Resources Inc. (THG - TSX-V).
2003: Dianor discovered more diamonds in the Lac Astrée area.
2004: Dianor acquired the Leadbetter diamond project in Ontario where a prospector recovered a 1.39 carat stone.
2005: Dianor commenced a 47,000 metre drilling program and a mini-bulk surface sampling program to explore the world class Leadbetter diamond project.
2006: Dianor acquired a 30% interest in the Mori Diamonds Property adjacent to the Leadbetter diamond project.
2007: A corporate decision was made to advance the Leadbetter project to the bulk sampling stage.
2008: Dianor discovered coloured diamonds (rare purple and pinks) in Quebec in Archean Conglomerate rocks.
2009: 50,000 tonne advanced diamond exploration bulk sampling plans were approved and filed with MNDM. An updated National Instrument 43-101 technical report on the Leadbetter Diamond Project was published in October.
— Bulk sampling program to recover up to 20,000 carats of diamonds from 50,000 tonnes.
— Establish a per carat dollar value for the diamond parcel and a diamond grade for the Leadbetter conglomerates.
— Define a resource/reserve for portion of the property.
— If results are positive then:
- Proceed to pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to determine the mining economics of the property
- Advanced exploration and bulk sampling of the remaining areas on the property
— Explore for and discover other diamond deposits in Canada.
Total budget: $35 Million
Phase 1: Site preparation, DMS plant alluvials and underground north decline, 60%
Phase 2: Underground central decline and alluvials, 23%
Other projects: acquisitions and administration, 17%
John Ryder P.Geo., President & CEO
Daniel Duval, Chairman & CFO
Neil Wiener, Secretary
Daniel Duval, Chairman
Nicholas Houghton A.G., director
Pierre Paquet, director
John Ryder P.Geo., director
Octavio Soares F.C.A., director
Neil Wiener, director
Vern Zapfe, director
M. Tyler M. Troup, B. Comm
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Telephone: (877) 301‐9748
Fax: (519) 979‐7820
John Ryder P.Geo.
President & CEO
Mr. John Ryder became the President of Dianor in January 2002 and has over 30 years experience in mineral exploration worldwide. Mr. Ryder is a graduate of University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland. For eleven years, he conducted exploration programs for RTZ as a senior geologist, in Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Canada. Between 1991 and 2001, he was a private geological consultant in the exploration field of gold, platinum and diamond exploration in North, South and Central America.