TORONTO—Kennady Diamonds Inc. has received approval from the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board that will allow the company to increase the number of workers at its Kennady North project as well as boost the number of exploration activities the company can undertake.
“The amendment approvals will allow us to expand our camp facilities at Kennady North to accommodate a broader range of activities, including core drilling, bulk sampling, environmental studies and engineering studies; all of which are scheduled to commence during Q1 2016,” the company’s CEO, Patrick Evans, said.
The green light will also allow the company to greatly expand the number of workers present at the camp. The amended agrement allows for 150 workers as opposed to just 50.
Meanwhile, the company announced the project’s Kelvin Camp has already opened for the year.
“Construction of the bulk of the ice infrastructure has been completed, which includes the Kelvin ice road, ice runway and ice pads for drilling,” the company said. “The first drill crews are scheduled to arrive at Kelvin Camp by the end of the week and core drilling at Faraday 1 is expected to commence shortly afterwards.”
The project is located 280 kilometers northeast of Yellowknife and comprises 16 mineral leases and 58 mineral claims totaling 61,000 hectares.