BROOKING DIAMOND PROJECT
Lucapa’s 80% owned Brooking Diamond Project (118km2) is located in Western Australia’s West Kimberley region, within 50km of the Ellendale diamond mine.
In late 2017, Lucapa completed an 18-hole drilling program at Brooking with the aim of identifying the lamproitic source of the diamonds and abundant lamproitic indicator minerals recovered from previous field sampling campaigns within the project.
Lamproite is known source of diamonds in the West Kimberley, most notably at the Ellendale E4 and E9 pipes which, when in production, produced more than 50% of the world’s annual supply of fancy yellow diamonds.
As announced in January 2018, the drilling program resulted in the discovery of lamproite at the Little Spring Creek prospect at Brooking with significant concentrations of diamonds.
On 1 February 2018, Lucapa announced that a review of the cleaned diamonds from Little Spring Creek illustrated a relatively high white diamond content with yellow diamonds also being noted.
Lucapa is planning follow-up exploration programs at Little Spring Creek and the broader Brooking project area once access is again available after the northern wet season.