OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 15, 2016) - Saint Jean Carbon Inc. ("Saint Jean" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SJL), a carbon science company engaged in the exploration of natural graphite properties and related carbon products, is pleased to announce the Company has successfully completed phase one of the summer work program. The Company has been working on its various graphite properties in south western Quebec over the last four months. As previously announced on June 15, 2016, the Company intends on completing a four phase work program that will give the Company a good idea of where 90 possible mini graphite pits would be located.
Paul Ogilvie, CEO, commented: "The Company has received formal permission to work on the properties from the land owners. This is a very important step towards our goal in the overall planning, to extract the bulk samples to run through the specialized mill for shaping and coating the material. As previously mentioned in the release dated May 19th, 2016, we are starting the construction of the first and only North American mill to produce shaped and coated graphite for the lithium-ion battery market."
The summer work project and locations of the primary work was determined by the electro-mag fly over completed in the summer. The Company plans on only environmentally, sound shallow pits. Our exploration interest is only where at-surface graphite may be found. The grab samples will be blended to create a specialized material signature and DNA.
Christian Derosier, P.Geo., commented: "We have visited most of the old trenches which were recorded with a GPS as well as the remnants of the old buildings. Several samples of mineralized rocks were taken following the NI 43-101 procedures. They were sent in sealed bags to a certified laboratory. Results are awaited very soon. The 1951-1952 drill sites around the Bell mine were also visited and artefacts such as the casings were looked for. Some pieces of core, 7/8 inch in diameter (EXT core size), were found, confirming the location of drill holes.
The field inspections combined with the preliminary results of the helicopter-borne survey, show that the mineralized rocks are outcropping over a distance of about 2 kilometres and within a width of 150-200 m.
The twenty-six (26) previous diamond drill records obtained from the MERNQ' files are presently digitalized, using the GeoticLog software. This work will permit us to better understand the geology, the structures, alteration, the favourable rock formation and the economic potential of the project. It will also permit us to better plan the diamond drilling program to be undertaken soon. This drilling program will permit us to evaluate the lateral and depth extensions of the mineralized zones."
Update: The Company is pleased to announce that most of the engineering and modeling for the specialized shaping and coating mill are complete. The next step is to build small prototypes of the larger equipment that will ultimately be installed at the mill site. The location for the mill is still under review, but the first location will likely be Hamilton. However, the Company is in talks with a battery manufacturer to build the mill at the battery manufacturing site, eliminating over handling the material.
Christian Derosier, P.Geo., PhD., is the qualified person (QP) as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and, acting on behalf of Saint Jean Carbon, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.
About Saint Jean Carbon
Saint Jean is a publicly traded carbon science company, with interest in graphite mining claims in the province of Quebec in Canada. For the latest information on Saint Jean's properties and news please refer to the website: www.saintjeancarbon.com
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Saint Jean Carbon Inc.
Paul Ogilvie, CEO and Director
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