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Nouveau Monde Mining Enterprises Inc.

September 27, 2016 09:00 ET

Nouveau Monde Announces Results From Its Summer of 2016 Exploration Drilling Program, Including an Intersection of 88.4 m Grading 4.95% Cg, in its West Zone...

...Tony Block - Matawinie Property, Quebec

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Nouveau Monde Mining Enterprises Inc. ("Nouveau Monde") (TSX VENTURE:NOU)(OTC PINK:NMGRF)(FRANKFURT:NM9) is pleased to report results from its summer of 2016 drilling program located on the West Zone of the Tony claim block, part of its Matawinie graphite Property. The project is located in the Saint-Michel-des-Saints area, some 120 km north of Montreal, Québec, Canada. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), completed in accordance with the NI 43-101 guidelines, was completed for the Tony Claim Block earlier this year (see press release dated June 22, 2016).

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Drilling

The summer of 2016 drilling campaign consisted of 22 holes totaling 3,597 m. The operation resulted in the extension of the West mineralized zone, which now measures approximately 2.2 km in strike length. The dip of the mineralized horizons varies from sub vertical to around 75° towards the east. The mineralization remains open to the north, to the south and at depth. The mineralized intersections provided by the recent drilling program are presented in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Mineralized intersections provided by the 2016 summer drilling program

Drill Hole Section From (m) To (m) Mineralized Interval (% Cg)*
TO-16-85 W+0000 61.4 72.4 11 m @ 4.05%
W+0000 127.1 215.5 88.4 m @ 4.95%
W+0000 127.1 145 17.9 m @ 3.4%
W+0000 145 215.5 70.5 m @ 5.35%
TO-16-96 W+0000 3.2 14.25 11.05 m @ 2.39%
W+0000 22.25 54.2 31.95 m @ 4.63%
TO-16-83 W+0100 7 46.4 39.4 m @ 4.55%
TO-16-82 W+0200 52.15 72.5 20.35 m @ 4.06%
W+0200 142 209 67 m @ 4.63%
TO-16-84 W+0200 22 70 48 m @ 4.94%
W+0200 80 92 12 m @ 4.58%
TO-16-80 W+0300 63 74 11 m @ 3.37%
W+0300 158.4 245 86.6 m @ 3.99%
TO-16-81 W+0300 11.1 46.9 35.8 m @ 3.71%
W+0300 52 80 28 m @ 4.05%
TO-16-78 W+0400 60.05 86.3 26.25 m @ 2.99%
W+0400 109 139.3 30.3 m @ 2.37%
W+0400 143.6 169 25.4 m @ 3.25%
W+0400 181 239.2 58.2 m @ 2.88%
TO-16-79 W+0400 14.9 27.1 12.2 m @ 4.31%
W+0400 30.3 77.45 47.15 m @ 4.5%
TO-16-75 W+0500 63.9 81 17.1 m @ 3.36%
W+0500 128.8 154 25.2 m @ 3.77%
W+0500 173 203 30 m @ 3.77%
W+0500 209 223.3 14.3 m @ 3.38%
TO-16-76 W+0500 58.2 74 15.8 m 2 3.73%
W+0500 78 100 22 m @ 5.03%
W+0500 104 121 17 m @ 3.79%
TO-16-86 W+1700 34.2 73 38.8 m @ 4.02%
TO-16-87 W+1800 52.75 76.5 23.75 m @ 6.07%
W+1800 79.8 90.2 10.4 m @ 4.41%
TO-16-88 W+1800 78.15 99.65 21.5 m @ 5.02%
W+1800 123.6 141 17.4 m @ 2.03%
W+1800 141 218.25 77.25 m @ 4.7%
TO-16-89 W+1900 56.93 91.6 34.67 m @ 5.14%
TO-16-90 W+2000 54.7 83.1 28.4 m @ 4.63%
TO-16-91 W+2000 52.6 63 10.4 m @ 2.24%
W+2000 95.65 109 13.35 m @ 3.81%
W+2000 131 180 49 m @ 4.18%
TO-16-92 W+2100 96.8 107.9 11.1 m @ 3.48%
W+2100 124.4 158.2 33.8 m @ 4.9%
W+2100 166 178.7 12.7 m @ 5.02%
W+2100 180.6 198.3 17.7 m @ 5.04%
TO-16-93 W+2100 43.6 74 30.4 m @ 4.18%
TO-16-94 W+2200 70 96.05 26.05 m @ 4.49%
W+2200 128.6 164.1 35.5 m @ 5.22%
TO-16-95 W+2200 74.6 117.2 42.6 m @ 5.32%

* Only mineralized intervals over 10 m in length are presented. Mineralized intervals do not represent true width. All samples were analyzed for graphitic carbon (Cg) at the ALS Minerals facilities in North Vancouver, B-C, using a LECO analyzer (ALS internal code C-IR18).

The core samples were generally 2 m in length and the core barrel was NQ size (47.6 mm). All the holes from sections W+0000 to W+1500 were more or less oriented N293° (perpendicular to the long axis of the zone), with a dip of 45°, while those from sections W+1700 to W+2200 were more or less oriented N313°, also with a dip of 45°.

To date, 49 core drill holes ranging in length from 36 m to 307 m were completed over the West Zone of the Tony claim block for a total of 8,169 m. The graphitic mineralization is mostly encased within paragneiss units. A second phase of definition drilling is scheduled to begin this fall on the West Zone. The objective is to upgrade the already identified mineral resource estimate by including the data gathered this summer to expand the resource and by transforming a large portion of the resource from the Inferred to the Indicated and/or Measured Category.

Quality Assurance - Quality Control

Bernard-Olivier Martel, P.Geo, supervised the 2016 drilling program. A strict protocol, including the insertion of duplicate and blank samples within the sample stream was adopted as part of a quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program. Graphite standards were also included within the borehole sampling protocol. Duplicate, blank and graphite standard sample results returned values within acceptable limits. Mr. Martel performed and supervised the preparation and sample submittal for the drilling program.

The mineralized drill core was split into quarters using a rock saw. The quarter core samples were then individually bagged and sent for analysis, and the remaining core was kept as a reference and for possible metallurgical testing. Samples were all analyzed for graphitic carbon (Cg) content by a LECO analyzer at the ALS Minerals laboratory in North Vancouver (B-C), Canada using their internal code; C-IR18. This laboratory is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17025 accredited.

The technical information in this news release was prepared by Bernard-Olivier Martel, drill program supervisor and reviewed by Antoine Cloutier, P. Geo and chief geologist for Nouveau Monde. Mr. Martel and Mr. Cloutier are both Qualified Persons under National Instrument 43-101.

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Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated by such statements. Nouveau Monde will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by Nouveau Monde.

Contact Information

  • Eric Desaulniers, M.Sc., P.Geo.
    President and Chief Executive Officer of Nouveau Monde
    (819) 923-0333