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9.0 EXPLORATION

9.1 INTRODUCTION

Exploration activities on the Star Diamond Project as outlined in two NI 43-101 compliant reports noted below were heavily relied upon in the current report.

“Leroux, D.C. 2007: Technical Report on the Star Diamond Project, Fort à la Corne Area Saskatchewan, Canada.” Report No. 906 prepared by A.C.A. Howe International Limited.

“Eggleston, T., Parker, H., Brisebois, K., Kozak, A., Taylor, G., 2008: Shore Gold Inc., Star Diamond Project Fort à la Corne, Saskatchewan, Canada, NI 43-101 Technical Report, by AMEC Americas Limited (AMEC), effective date 9 June, 2008.”

A summary of the 1996-2008 exploration work completed by Shore on the Star Diamond Project is shown in Table 9.1 and briefly summarized in the sections below.

Table 9.1: Summary of exploration activities on the Star Diamond Project

YEAR 1996–1998

2000

2000–2001

2001

2002–2003

2003–2004

2003–2005

2005– 2007

2008

EXPLORATION ACTIVITY

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    Aeromagnetic surveys

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    Diamond drilling (7 holes)

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    Microdiamond analysis.

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    Diamond drilling (16 holes)

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    Microdiamond analysis.

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    Diamond drilling (7 holes)

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    Microdiamond analysis

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    Airborne geophysics re-interpretation.

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    Petrographic studies

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    Diamond drilling (7 holes)

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    Microdiamond analysis

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    Large diameter (24 inch) reverse circulation drill program (Star 31 RC)

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    Sample processing (split sample: De Beers Canada’s Grande Prairie Processing Facility; Lakefield Research).

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    Bulk rock and multi-element lithogeochemistry work (Targeted Geoscience Initiative or TGI)

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    2-D and 3-D seismic surveys

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    TGI borehole geophysics survey -TGI geochronology

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    Petrographic studies -Borehole collar surveying

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    Detailed core logging and re-interpretation studies

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    Initial bulk sampling work program (permitting, pilot hole drilling, etc.)

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    Regional airborne GeoTEM survey

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    Diamond drilling (8 holes)

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    Underground bulk sampling program

site set-up process plant construction and commissioning shaft sinking, lateral drift developments 175 m and 235 m levels underground geological mapping and surveying underground diamond drilling and sample processing

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    Bulk sampling results of Phase 1 program

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    Diamond valuation of 3,050 carat parcel

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    Underground bulk sampling program lateral drift development 235 m and 215 m levels underground geological mapping and surveying 16,000 m underground diamond drilling and sample processing

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    Bulk sampling results of Phase 2 and 3 programs

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    Diamond valuation of 5,950 carat parcel – Modelled price est. of US$170 per carat for UG sample

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    Airborne geophysical and laser surveys

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    31 PQ-sized exploration core holes and-95 Large-diameter mini-bulk sample holes

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    45,000 m of surface core drilling

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    Completion of initial NI 43-101 compliant Resource Estimate by AMEC

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    Completion of Preliminary LDD Spacing Study by F.H. Brown

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    Completion of additional 8 LDD holes

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    Initiation of NI 43-101 compliant Resource Estimate update by P&E

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    Completion of Bulk Sample Processing Plant and Diamond Recovery Audit by Howe

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    Submission of Star-Orion Project Proposal to Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment

P&E Mining Consultants Inc. NI 43-101 Technical Report No 159 Shore Gold Inc. - Star Diamond Project Resource Estimate Update

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