Canadian-based Mountain Province Diamonds anticipates 110 truckloads of materials, equipment and fuel at its Gahcho Kué (GK) project by the end of March 2013.

The company has also reported that it will seek approval of the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development after receiving report and recommendations of the project panel.

GK mine located at Kennady Lake is its joint venture project with De Beers Canada.

Mountain Province has completed a ground gravity survey over 15 high-priority drill targets in January 2013. There were 3,230 stations surveyed on 13 grids over those targets and the data is likely to support final exploration drill-hole placement.

The geological report of Tuzo Deep deposit was completed by De Beers and its reveals that the kimberlite units present below 300 meters are the same as those present in the Probable Reserve portion and also that similar grades were estimated at depth.

Mountain Province president and CEO Patrick Evans stated: "Encouraging progress continues to be made with the permitting and we expect an updated NI 43-101 resource statement for the massive Tuzo kimberlite in Q2."

"Already the world’s largest and richest new diamond mine, Gahcho Kué is set to get even bigger with the inclusion of the Tuzo Deep potential resource."

The company is keen to commence the exploration drilling of the first 15 new targets near four known kimberlites at GK mine.