Alabama Graphite Receives Promising Preliminary Geophysical Survey Results
April 8, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) — Alabama Graphite Corp. (the “Company”) (CSE: ALP) (OTC: ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: A1G WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has received preliminary results from the recent heliborne geophysical surveys on its Coosa Graphite Project in Alabama. The preliminary results received include the Time-Domain Electromagnetic (TDEM), Magnetic (MAG) and Spectrometric (SPEC) surveys. ProspectAir Geosurveys of Gatineau, Quebec, conducted the geophysical surveys and is doing the data processing.
“The geophysical survey has identified multiple strong EM conductors associated with magnetic lows that represent new exploration opportunities,” said Dr. Douglas Oliver, Vice President of Exploration. “We see these newly defined targets as having the potential to significantly upgrade the Company’s resource.”
The Coosa Graphite Project has been the subject of extensive exploration by the Company. The objective presently is to ‘ground truth’ the geophysical results. In particular, the results over the drill grid that defined the initial resource provide the means to correlate between the various surveys and the limits of graphite mineralization.
Of the various surveys conducted, the TDEM survey is the most important. Because graphite is a conductor, rocks containing graphite show a strong electromagnetic (EM) response. However, since sulfide minerals such as pyrite and pyrrhotite are also conductors, it is critical to be able to distinguish whether EM anomalies are caused by graphite or sulfides. The magnetic survey can help identify the cause of the EM anomaly. Graphite will show a magnetic low whereas a response caused by sulfides will show a magnetic high.
With respect to the Coosa drill grid, the TDEM survey showed a very good correlation between the EM conductors and the intercepts of graphitic schist. The TDEM results further suggest that the resource remains open to the southeast, northeast and southwest. The grid also had a moderate magnetic response that is consistent with the observed sulfide content in the drill core.
“The correlation of these preliminary results with a known resource of flake graphite is an important step forward for Alabama Graphite,” Dr. Oliver continued. The final geophysical results will be used in conjunction with ongoing surface sampling to guide the next phase of exploration and metallurgical analysis.”
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About Alabama Graphite:
Alabama Graphite Corp., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc., is a graphite exploration and development company whose flagship project “The Coosa Graphite Project” in Coosa County, Alabama is located in an area with significant historical production of crystalline flake graphite. The Company published an inaugural NI 43-101 in September of 2013. With the recent closing of $2.1mm in financing the Company will focus efforts on continuing to define the footprint of the “The Coosa Graphite Project” and to start work on the 100% owned “Hearst Graphite Property” in Northern Ontario. For further information and updates on the Company please visit www.alabamagraphite.com.
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