Welcome!

News Feed Item

Mason Graphite Reports High Grade Intercepts in North-East Extension of Lac Gueret; One Hole Intersected 98m at 29.8% Cg Near Surface, Including 56m at 36.2% Cg

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 --

Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(OTCQX:MGPHF) is pleased to report positive assay results from the 2013-2014 drilling program at its Lac Gueret project in northeastern Quebec. The drill program consisted of 97 holes totaling 15,108 metres and was designed to pursue three objectives:


--  to explore for mineral extensions to the North-East and beyond the
    defined resource envelope of the GC Zone (18 holes totaling 2,085
    metres); 
    
--  to explore for mineral continuity within the defined resource envelope
    of the GC Zone (68 holes totaling 11,323 metres); and 
    
--  to conduct exploration drilling on graphite showings on the property
    outside the areas where drilling was conducted in the past (11 holes
    totaling 1,700 metres). 

This press release reports assay results from drilling conducted in the North-East extension; the remaining drilling results from other areas noted above will be reported in upcoming communications.

Results Confirm Continuity of N-E Extension in GC Zone

Intercept highlights from the assay results in the North-East extension of the GC Zone, include:


--  Hole LG-459 intersected 73 metres at 28.5% Cg close to surface (9
    metres), including 41 metres at 39.0% Cg; 
    
--  Hole LG-469 intersected 86 metres at 27.8% Cg, including 31 metres at
    42.3% Cg; 
    
--  Hole LG-472 intersected 70 metres at 28.8% Cg close to surface (4
    metres), including 25 metres at 42.0% Cg; 
    
--  Hole LG-489 intersected 66 metres at 30.0% Cg close to surface (4
    metres), including 46 metres at 38.3% Cg; 
    
--  Hole LG-491 intersected 98 metres at 29.8% Cg close to surface (4
    metres), including 56 metres at 36.2% Cg. 

"We are very encouraged with the results from the North-East extension. This exploration target is located at the edge of the defined mineral resource, and adjacent to the pit design from the preliminary economic assessment we completed in April 2013. These results confirm mineralization near surface with excellent widths and mineral continuity beyond the current mineral resource boundary." said Benoit Gascon, President and CEO of Mason Graphite.

Table 1 - Most relevant drill results from the NE Extension (18 holes totaling approximately 2,085 metres)


                                                                            
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section         Drill hole #  From (m)    To (m)    Length(1)(m)        % Cg
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1350                  LG-460         4        41              37        34.0
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.         4        32              28        39.8
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-468          No significant mineralization         
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-469        44       130              86        27.8
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        54        85              31        42.3
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.       105       130              25        30.1
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-488       108       124              16        14.3
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                   129       140              11        21.0
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-489         4        70              66        30.0
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.         6        52              46        38.3
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                    89       106              17        17.2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1400                  LG-459         9        82              73        28.5
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.         9        50              41        39.0
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-466        33       117              84        27.4
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        57        93              36        36.1
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-473        56        77              21        13.8
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-477         6        43              37         8.2
                            ------------------------------------------------
                                    49        96              47        20.2
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        69        90              21        31.7
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-490       109       127              18        12.8
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-491         4       102              98        29.8
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        11        67              56        36.2
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1450                  LG-456        11        74              63        20.1
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-472         4        74              70        28.8
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        27        72              45        38.9
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.        27        52              25        42.0
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-478         4        63              59        18.8
                            ------------------------------------------------
                       incl.         4        41              37        23.8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
1500                  LG-462        48        55               7        16.7
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-479          No significant mineralization         
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-492          No significant mineralization         
            ----------------------------------------------------------------
                      LG-493         4        44              40        13.8
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes:


1.  Lengths are measured drill intervals - the true thicknesses are not
    known at this stage; 
2.  Length figures are rounded to nearest integer for clarity. 

Figure 1 - Lac Gueret project map with drill hole locations is available at this address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/959898e_Fig1.pdf

Operational Update and Upcoming Milestones

Mason Graphite has retained the services of Roche Ltee for the calculation of an updated mineral resource estimate including the results from the 2013/2014 drilling program. The updated block model will be used as an input for the upcoming feasibility study for the Lac Gueret project.

Also, in preparation for the upcoming feasibility study, the Company has been working with the metallurgical laboratories, COREM (Quebec City) and URSTM (Rouyn-Noranda), as well as consulting firm Soutex Inc. (Quebec City) for the optimization of the concentration process. A mandate was also awarded to Montreal-based consulting firm Hatch, to conduct trade-off studies and peripheral studies (hydro-geological and geotechnical) required for the development of the feasibility study.

A 100-ton bulk sample was collected at the Lac Gueret property in early July for the upcoming pilot plant test program, which is scheduled to commence this fall in conjunction with the feasibility study.

About Mason Graphite

Mason Graphite is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100% owned Lac Gueret graphite property, located in northeastern Quebec. The property hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource featuring 50,024,000 tonnes grading 15.6% Cg, including 6,672,000 tonnes grading 32.4% Cg, in the Measured and Indicated categories and 11,861,000 tonnes grading 17.1% Cg, including 2,637,000 tonnes grading 30.5% Cg, in the Inferred category (see press release dated December 5, 2013). Excellent potential exists for further mineral growth. A Preliminary Economic Assessment study was completed on a 7.6Mt mineral resource estimate from July 2012 which features 22 years of production at 27.4% Cg and a pre-tax internal rate of return of 33.7% (see technical report entitled "Technical Report on the Mineral Resources Estimation Update 2013, Lac Gueret Graphite Project, Quebec, Canada" issued on January 17, 2014). The Company's senior management team possesses significant graphite expertise from their experience at Timcal/Imerys, including Benoit Gascon, CPA, CA, who held executive positions for 20 years, including over 6 years as President and CEO; Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Executive Vice-President, Process Development, with over 20 years of experience; and Luc Veilleux, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, with 8 years of experience. Timcal, now owned by Imerys, is one of the largest graphite producers in the world.

Qualified Persons / Quality Control and Assurance

Yves Caron, P. Geo., Mason Graphite's Director of Exploration and Geology and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the drill program and has reviewed and approved geological, scientific and technical content of this press release.

Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Mason Graphite's Executive Vice-President Process Development and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the metallurgical, scientific and technical content of this press release.

Analyses for this drilling campaign were carried out by AGAT Laboratories Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario, a company independent from Mason Graphite and ISO 17025 certified. A thorough Quality Control and Assurance program (QA/QC) was exercised, with Mason Graphite inserting one blank, one standards and one duplicate every 50 samples. Carbon as graphite ("Cg") assays reported in this press release were obtained by using a LECO instrument following analytical technique ASTM E1915-07A with a detection limit of 0.01% Cg. Drill holes were sampled over an average of 1.5 metre intervals.

Stay Connected:

Twitter: @MasonGraphite

Facebook: /MasonGraphite

For more information about Mason Graphite, visit www.masongraphite.com.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Generally, such forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: (i) volatile stock price; (ii) the general global markets and economic conditions; (iii) the possibility of write-downs and impairments; (iv) the risk associated with exploration, development and operations of mineral deposits; (v) the risk associated with establishing title to mineral properties and assets; (vi) the risks associated with entering into joint ventures; (vii) fluctuations in commodity prices; (viii) the risks associated with uninsurable risks arising during the course of exploration, development and production; (ix) competition faced by the resulting issuer in securing experienced personnel and financing; (x) access to adequate infrastructure to support mining, processing, development and exploration activities; (xi) the risks associated with changes in the mining regulatory regime governing the resulting issuer; (xii) the risks associated with the various environmental regulations the resulting issuer is subject to; (xiii) risks related to regulatory and permitting delays; (xiv) risks related to potential conflicts of interest; (xv) the reliance on key personnel; (xvi) liquidity risks; (xvii) the risk of potential dilution through the issue of common shares; (xviii) the Company does not anticipate declaring dividends in the near term; (xix) the risk of litigation; and (xx) risk management.

Forward-looking information is based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made, including but not limited to, continued exploration activities, no material adverse change in metal prices, exploration and development plans proceeding in accordance with plans and such plans achieving their stated expected outcomes, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information has been provided for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company's business, operations and exploration plans and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update such forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues.

The quantity and grade of reported inferred mineral resources in this news release are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these inferred mineral resources as indicated or measured mineral resources and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to indicated or measured mineral resources.

The PEA is preliminary in nature and includes Inferred Mineral Resources, which are considered too geologically speculative to have mining and economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. There is no certainty that the reserves development, production, and economic forecasts on which the PEA is based will be realized.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Tintri VM-aware storage is the simplest for virtualized applications and cloud. Organizations including GE, Toyota, United Healthcare, NASA and 6 of the Fortune 15 have said “No to LUNs.” With Tintri they mana...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leader in Network Visibility and Uptime Solutions, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Masters Technologies is a leading vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Interface Masters' expertise lies in Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Eth...
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
Vidyo, Inc., has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. As a member of the Alliance, Vidyo will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1. Vidyo’s contributions to the organization will bring to bear its long history of expertise in codec technolo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management solutions, helping companies worldwide activate their data to drive more value and business insight and to transform moder...
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
An IoT product’s log files speak volumes about what’s happening with your products in the field, pinpointing current and potential issues, and enabling you to predict failures and save millions of dollars in inventory. But until recently, no one knew how to listen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Gettens, Chief Research Officer at OnProcess, will discuss recent research by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and OnProcess Technology, where MIT created a new, breakthrough analytics model f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT de...
Digitization is driving a fundamental change in society that is transforming the way businesses work with their customers, their supply chains and their people. Digital transformation leverages DevOps best practices, such as Agile Parallel Development, Continuous Delivery and Agile Operations to capitalize on opportunities and create competitive differentiation in the application economy. However, information security has been notably absent from the DevOps movement. Speed doesn’t have to negat...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Your business relies on your applications and your employees to stay in business. Whether you develop apps or manage business critical apps that help fuel your business, what happens when users experience sluggish performance? You and all technical teams across the organization – application, network, operations, among others, as well as, those outside the organization, like ISPs and third-party providers – are called in to solve the problem.
Most of us already know that adopting new cloud applications can boost a business’s productivity by enabling organizations to be more agile and ready to change course in our fast-moving and connected digital world. But the rapid adoption of cloud apps and services also brings with it profound security threats, including visibility and control challenges that aren’t present in traditional on-premises environments. At the same time, the cloud – because of its interconnected, flexible and adaptable...
Digital transformation is too big and important for our future success to not understand the rules that apply to it. The first three rules for winning in this age of hyper-digital transformation are: Advantages in speed, analytics and operational tempos must be captured by implementing an optimized information logistics system (OILS) Real-time operational tempos (IT, people and business processes) must be achieved Businesses that can "analyze data and act and with speed" will dominate those t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...