Sunrise Resources, previously called Sunrise Diamonds, says it has recorded positive diamond sampling results from first phase drill samples at its Cue diamond project in Western Australia.
The company discovered two new surface occurrences of kimberlite last December.
The explorer said all samples at the Cue project contained microdiamonds, while three of the stones found were more than 0.5mm in size, with eight being more than 0.4mm.
Executive Chairman Patrick Cheetham says: “I am pleased that drill sampling has confirmed the results of surface sampling, with all of the drill samples returning a significant number of diamonds.
“These results will now be submitted for expert evaluation alongside the results from microprobe analysis of various kimberlite indicator minerals from the drill samples which the board expects will provide additional information on the economic potential of the kimberlite.
“In the meantime we are planning a programme of follow-up drilling which will include drill testing of the largest of the newly discovered kimberlite surface occurrences reported last month, where we already have Aboriginal heritage clearance," he adds.