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Artemisia Kimberlite, Coronation Diamond District, Nunavut, Canada

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 67° 25' North , 113° 0' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 67.41667,-113.00000
Age:616 Ma
Geologic Time:Ediacaran
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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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 630444
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Comments: Craton and massif; Hoffman et al., 1993; Stubley, 2005; Tella et al., unpublished compilation, 2007-08a

Lithology: Arkose, quartzite, siltstone, conglomerate, argillaceous dolomite, dolomite, basalt, rhyolite

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. [2]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3192651
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. [154]

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References

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Johnson, C. N., Stachel, T., Muehlenbachs, K., Stern, R. A., & Armstrong, J. P. (2012). The micro-/macro-diamond relationship: A case study from the Artemisia kimberlite (Northern Slave Craton, Canada). Lithos, 148, 86-97.
Johnson, C. N. (2011). The physical and geochemical characteristics of diamonds from the Artemisia Kimberlite (Northern Slave Craton, Nunavut, Canada) and the micro-/macro-diamond relationship. Masters thesis, University of Alberta.

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