Toronto and New York, September 14, 2010 - Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. ("Mountain Province", the "Company") (TSX: MPV, NYSE AMEX: MDM) today announced the receipt of the final draft of an independent feasibility study (the "Study") on the Gahcho Kué diamond project located in Canada's Northwest Territories. JDS Energy and Mining Inc. led and prepared the Study, which has been presented to the Gahcho Kué Joint Venture partners, Mountain Province (49%) and De Beers Canada Inc. (51%).
The Study is currently the subject of a detailed internal review by the JV partners, which may take up to 90 days, and pursuant to such review is subject to revision and clarification. The final results may change from those presented in the Study. Pending the release of the final results, Mountain Province today announced the following preliminary results:
Commenting, Mountain Province CEO Patrick Evans said: "Mountain Province believes that the Study delivers an economically viable, technically credible and environmentally sound, development plan for the Gahcho Kué project. Our focus now shifts to completion of the Gahcho Kué environmental impact assessment, which will be filed with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board prior to the end of the year."
The Study was prepared by an integrated engineering team led by JDS Energy and Mining. Mr. Daniel Johnson, P. Eng has reviewed and approved the contents of this release.
Located in Canada's Northwest Territories, Gahcho Kué is the largest new diamond project under development globally. The project consists of a cluster of kimberlites, three of which have an indicated resource of approximately 30.2 million tonnes grading at 1.67 carats per tonne (approximately 50.5 million carats) and an inferred resource of approximately 6 million tonnes grading at 1.73 carats per tonne (approximately 10.3 million carats). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company's business or financial condition. Actual results could differ materially from those described in this news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.
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Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.
Patrick Evans, President and CEO
Phone: (416) 670-5114