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Shefa Yamim’s explorations have produced remarkable results across the Carmel Mountain Range, between the Zevulun and Israel Valleys, along the Kishon River, and upon the plateaus of Ramot Menashe. In this unexpected geological setting, Company geologists have unearthed diamonds, and precious gemstones displaying anew scientific discovery
Shefa Yamim is now assessing the commercial viability of its discoveries - a timely development, as experts are predicting the dawn of a “diamond decade", an upcoming surge in gemstone values, driven by an increase in global demand.
Prospecting and Exploration Permits
At its inception, Shefa Yamim acquired an exclusive permit from Israel’s official state authorities (the Supervisor of Mines at the Ministry of National Infrastructure). To date, Israel has issued consecutive permits to Shefa Yamim, expanding the company’s research, exploration and prospecting operations.
Shefa Yamim’s primary interests encompass two specific areas: The Zevulun Valley (Kishon River) and Mount Carmel.
The Zevulun Valley is a graben environment (a depressed block of land bordered by parallel faults) that features a variety of interlocking, sedimentary deposits: alluvial fan, marine, lagoon and fluvial. This valley is where Shefa Yamim has uncovered diamonds, its most notable and high-interest discovery.
By contrast, Mount Carmel is an elevated region, one of only two locations where ancient volcanism is evident in Israel. On this mountain range, Shefa Yamim has discovered a number of volcanic bodies, including some with demonstrated kimberlitic signatures.
Shefa Yamim operates from its laboratory in Akko (northern Israel), employing in - house geologists who specialize in mineral and diamond exploration. The high - capacity facility can drill boreholes, process bulk material (100+ tons), and prospect small samples (100 kg) for mineral extraction. With sophisticated techniques, the laboratory sorts precious stones and extracts associated minerals. As needed, Shefa Yamim also engages third party institutions for specialized analysis, utilizing experts from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and Be’er Sheva University, Geological Survey of Israel (GSI), De Beers Group Africa Exploration Laboratory (South Africa), SGS Minerals Services (Canada), and Mineral Services Laboratories (South Africa). Geological Survey of Israel (GSI).,
To date, Shefa Yamim’s explorations have yielded a number of exciting discoveries. Highlights include:
A. 77 Micro & Macro Diamonds
B. Hundreds of thousands Kimberlitic Indicator Minerals (KIM)
C. Hundreds of Precious Stones: Sapphire, Ruby, Natural Moissanite, Various Corundum
Shefa Yamim’s findings suggest the possibility of primary sources of kimberlitic affinity (KIMs) enshrined within Mount Carmel. These deposits are potentially diamond bearing. Additionally, some of Mount Carmel’s mineral suites (sapphires and natural moissanite) have independent market value, providing further opportunity for commercial enterprise.