Karelian has discovered a new kimberlite body at Riihivaara, southeast of Seitaperä in the Kuhmo area of Eastern Finland. This is the first discovery of a kimberlite body in Finland in approximately 10 years.
The discovery of the new kimberlite body was made during follow-up pitting in an area where infill samples containing high concentration of kimberlitic indicator minerals had been found during Karelian’s exploration programme. Five follow-up pits along strike from the original discovery have all intersected kimberlite. The pitting shows that the kimberlite extends for at least 250 metres and is a dyke which remains open in both directions along strike with widths of up to two metres intersected.