The western Athabasca Basin has seen a rush to the
potentially diamond-rich area.
CanAlaska has detected what appear to be kimberlites in the Athabasca
Until now, this extreme western area of Saskatchewan's Athabasca basin
has been ignored for exploration because of the thickness of the
sandstone, which ranges from 1,000 metres to 1,500 metres in depth.
Peter Dasler, president and CEO of CanAlaska, is excited to share the
findings with the public. "The diamond story is very fascinating," he
said. "As a geologist, I like the idea of looking for these kimberlite
pipes that come up from depths of 150 to 200 kilometres through the
Earth's crust and bring diamonds to the surface."