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First Energy Metals update on Russel Graphite property in Quebec

Mining News - Published on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

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First Energy Metals Ltd announced that it has received assay results of samples collected during recently completed exploration work at the Russel Graphite property.


1. Results of 8 grab mineralized rock samples indicate graphite in the range of 2.73% Cg (graphitic carbon) to 26.90% Cg, with average 10.96% Cg (see Table 1 below for details).

2. Two samples taken from the southern wall of a historical graphite pit at the Russel showing averaged 22.89% Cg., whereas overall visual grade of flake graphite on the pit wall is 10% Cg.

3. One sample from Delbert Showing assayed 5.30% Cg.

4. Remaining 28 samples, including two field duplicates, were taken from various outcrops representing the Property geology and background graphite values, indicate graphite content in the range of less than 0.05% Cg to 1.37% Cg.

5. Graphite mineralization is generally controlled by Quartz-Feldspar-Gneiss in contact with marble. There is more graphite in gneissic rocks than marbles.

6. Overall flake size in graphite mineralization is 1-5 mm in small lenses.

The exploration work was completed between the period from May 13 to June 1st, 2018. The work included; prospecting, geological mapping and surface sampling to confirm historical graphite occurrences and other past documented exploration work, and to find more graphite occurrences. As the area is partially covered by Pleistocene glacio-fluvial materiel with poor rock exposures, therefore, Horizontal Loop Electromagnetic ground geophysical survey method was also used as prospecting technique to find possible graphite bearing conductors at few locations. A total of 36 grab rock samples were collected during prospecting and sampling work. These samples were shipped to SGS Laboratories in Lakefield Ontario. These samples are selected samples and are not necessarily representative of the mineralization hosted on the property.

All samples were prepped and analyzed by SGS Laboratories, Lakefield, Ontario, an independent assaying laboratory, using SGS code GE/GO/GC_CS A05V. During analysis, the samples are dried, pulverized, leached and roasted at 550° Celsius for one hour to remove all organic carbon. Carbonate carbon is then leached/evolved using HCl. The sample is then dried to remove the chlorides. The residue is mixed with metal accelerators and placed in the LECO IR combustion system. The residual carbon is taken as graphitic carbon. The results are exported via computer, on line, data fed to the Laboratory Information Management System with secure audit trail. Two field duplicate samples were also inserted in this batch as field quality assurance and quality control protocol.

In addition, the Company would like to announce the resignation of Paul Taggar as a director of the Company. The Company would like to thank Mr Taggar for his contributions toward the development of the Company to date and wish him continued success in his future endeavours.

To replace Mr Tagger First Energy Metals has appointed Laurie Stephenson, MBA, BSc, to its board. Mr Stephenson graduated in 1975, from Carlton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in geology and in 1985, from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with a Master of Business Administration. He is responsible for negotiations with numerous exploration companies, prospectors and governmental departments to secure prospects and permits to enable various junior companies to conduct exploration and development programs. He brings over 35 years of experience working for junior and senior mining companies in Canada, USA Mexico, South America and Africa.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 19 Jun 2018
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