Fancamp Exploration Ltd.

Fancamp Exploration Ltd.

August 02, 2011 09:48 ET

Fancamp Pleased With Magpie Metallurgy Test Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 2, 2011) - Fancamp Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:FNC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that The Magpie Mines Inc. has received the final report and results of Phase I of metallurgical test work conducted by COREM in Quebec City. COREM reported producing a 94.8% concentrate of titanium oxide (TiO2) with leaching recovery of 88.5%. Furthermore, it was reported that up to 70% (by volume) of the hydrochloric acid was recoverable.

Management considers these results to be highly successful and supports the position that the Magpie mineralization can be exploited for iron, titanium, vanadium, chromium and other elements.

The proprietary process used by COREM involves the leaching of Magpie titaniferous ore in hydrochloric acid under atmospheric pressure conditions and at temperatures between 70-80°C.

Phase II metallurgical tests, which are expected to commence in August, 2011, will consist of the fine-tuning of Phase I to further improve recovery and the purity of the recovered TiO2, together with the recovery of vanadium (V).

Phase III will consist of a mini-pilot plant scale test for the production of high-grade iron oxide and acid regeneration using well-established oxyhydrolysis methods. Phase III tests are expected to commence in October 2011.

Fancamp holds a 47% interest in The Magpie Mines Inc.

This report was prepared by the Company's qualified person respecting this work, Fouad Kamaleddine PhD, P.Eng.


Peter H. Smith, PhD., P.Eng., President

S.E.C. Exemption: 12(g)3-2(b)

Neither the 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.

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