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