History of diamond exploration in Saskatchewan
There are three items which capture the history of diamond exploration in Saskatchewan.
The first is a 2-page article from “The Northern Miner” volume 81, number 22, July 31- Aug 6, 1995. This is an easy to read historical account. You can read it here.
The second is a report entitled “Synthesis of Diamond Recoveries from the Fort à la Corne Kimberlite Field, East-central Saskatchewan” by Shawn Harvey . This is item includes a lot of the information contained in the above item, but also includes alot more detail about the Fort a la Corne project on a technical level. It can be viewed here
The third item “Diamond-bearing Kimberlites in Saskatchewan, Canada: The Fort a la a Corne Case History,” written by a variety of authors, explains a little more of the intrigue from when the Fort a la Corne area was first being explored. The copy available below, has some hand-writing all over it – these are the notes I doodled (with no intention of others seeing them) while discussing the item with the authors. It can be viewed here.