Artemisia Kimberlite, Coronation Diamond District, Nunavut, Canada
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||67° 25' North , 113° 0' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||67.41667,-113.00000|
|Dating method:||U–Pb perovskite|
|Köppen climate type:||ET : Tundra|
Vaaldiam reported that 562 diamonds with a total weight of 13.03 carats have been recovered from 88.25 dry tonnes of kimberlite from the Artemisia kimberlite pipe, indicating a recovered grade of 14.77 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht).
3ha. in size.
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1 valid mineral.
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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Supracrustal; Sedimentary and/or volcanic: undivided|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Description: North America, Slave Craton
Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a
Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. 
2500 - 2800 Ma
|Archean intrusive rocks|
Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)
Lithology: Intrusive igneous rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.