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TitleLaboratory physical characteristics of kimberlites from Smeaton, Saskatchewan
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AuthorKatsube, T J; Scromeda, N; Kjarsgaard, B AORCID logo
SourceCurrent research 1999-E/Recherches en cours 1999-E; by Geological Survey of Canada; Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research no. 1999-E, 1999 p. 65-71, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Current research 1999-E
File formatpdf
NTS73H/07; 73H/10
Lat/Long WENS-105.0000 -104.5000 53.7500 53.2500
Subjectsindustrial minerals; sedimentology; drillholes; analyses; bulk density; porosity; electrical resistivity; lithology; tuffs; kimberlites; exploration guidelines; cores; depositional environment; Fort à la Corne kimberlite field
Illustrationsanalyses; stratigraphic columns
ProgramCanada-Saskatchewan Partnership Agreement on Mineral Development, 1990-1995
Released1999 09 01
AbstractBulk density, porosity, and electrical resistivity have been determined for ten kimberlite samples from Smeaton (Fort à la Corne field), Saskatchewan, as part of a basic physical rock property study underway to provide information required for exploration activity in progress for kimberlite-hosted diamond deposits in Canada.

Results indicate that the range of values, 2.1-2.6 g/mL, 13-20%, and 20-280 ohm-metres for bulk density, porosity, and electrical resistivity of these samples, respectively, are typical of those previously reported for crater-facies kimberlites, and generally resemble the values for sedimentary rocks. Electrical resistivity variations appear to be independent of porosity, also a trend consistent with previous findings for crater-facies kimberlite.

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