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.