"There are some very high grade discoveries going under the radar screen," Pamela Strand, president and CEO of Edmonton-based Shear Minerals, told members of the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and Women in Mining (WIM) at a joint luncheon in Toronto.
Diamond exploration and discovery is undergoing a renaissance in Canada's north that rivals the first wave of successful exploration in the early nineties, though the activity is going largely unrecognized.
The Ekati and Diavik mines, products of the original rush and investor frenzy that followed the discovery of diamonds near Lac de Gras, NWT in 1991, continue to churn out billions of dollars worth of diamonds each year and a third mine, Snap Lake, is gearing up for full production in mid-2008.
The topic of radiometric dating has received some of the most vicious attacks by young earth creation science theorists.
However, none of the criticisms of young earth creationists have any scientific merit.
About 71% of Earth's surface is covered with water, mostly by its oceans.