Field personnel personnel prepare a geological survey grid on Ashton Mining of Canada's Foxtrot property in the Otish mountains of north-central Quebec.

Ashton, Soquem await final results at Renard

Although results are still pending for more than half of a 635-tonne bulk sample collected from a core area of the Renard kimberlite cluster in north-central Quebec, it would appear that the lack of big-carat stones, combined with a growing percen…

Campbell boosts interest

Partners of Campbell Resources (CCH-T) in the Copper Rand project in north-central Quebec have agreed to turn their minority interest into shares of Campbell.

An aerial view of the Renard camp in north central Qubec.

Ashton, Soquem prove up Renard cluster at Foxtrot property

Camp Lagopede, Foxtrot, Que. — It has long been speculated that those diamonds that have surfaced randomly and unexpectantly in the last couple of centuries across portions of the U.S., at the southern margins of glaciation, must have had their s…

McWatters bankruptcy reaches settlement

The Quebec Superior Court has approved the settlement between insolvent McWatters Mining (MWA-T) and its creditors, ending bankruptcy proceedings for the company and for the Sigma-Lamaque partnership, McWatters’s 60-40 joint ven…

New kimberlite discoveries in Quebec

Ashton Mining of Canada (ACA-T) and Soquem have discovered two new small kimberlites while wrapping up a fall drilling program on their Foxtrot property in the Otish Mountains region of northern Quebe…

Standing on a diamond-bearing dyke on the 1404 property, Dianor President and CEO John Ryder (left) talks diamonds with James Steel, editor of the online newsletter

Dianor hunts for James Bay diamonds

Radisson, Que. — Dianor Resources (DOR-V) distinguished itself in 2001 by discovering the first diamond in Quebec’s James Bay region and has been following up on that early success with a methodical …

McWatters pulls plug at Sigma-Lamaque

McWatters Mining (MWA-T) has ceased mining at its money-losing Sigma-Lamaque open-pit operation in Val d’Or, Que. Milling, however, will continue until all stockpiled ore has been processed.Meanwhile,…

A drill rig turns on the Renard 3 kimberlite, one of eight diamond-bearing kimberlites on Ashton's Foxtrot property in the Otish Mountains region of northern Quebec.

Ashton, Soquem launch fall exploration campaign

As joint-venture partners Ashton Mining of Canada (ACA-T) and Soquem mull over the best way to further evaluate the Renard kimberlitic cluster in the Otish Mountains region of northern Quebec, a fall …

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