US Assets to be Focal Point Moving Forward for Alabama Graphite; Hearst, Ontario, Canada Development Deferred
September 26, 2014 (Source: Accesswire) — Alabama Graphite Corp. (“Alabama Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQX:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has completed an in-house review of its three graphite projects. The goal of this review was to provide direction for the Company as it decides how to maximize the impact of its exploration and development dollars. The Company has decided to suspend further work on its Hearst Graphite property in Ontario, Canada (the “Hearst Project”) and focus all of the Company’s resources on the Coosa and Bama projects located in Alabama, USA.
While additional work had been contemplated, the consensus of Alabama Graphite’s technical staff is that the Company has more worthwhile projects and further expenditures are not warranted. Consequently, the Hearst Project will be placed on standby because of the advanced stage of its flagship Coosa Graphite Project and the outstanding preliminary metallurgical results from its recently acquired Bama Project.
“Concentrating our efforts on our two advanced-stage projects in Alabama is the sensible decision for our Company,” stated Ron S. Roda, CEO. “Our work over the last two years has given us expertise in the Alabama graphite belt including a detailed understanding of the regional geology, hands-on knowledge of how to explore for graphite in oxidized environments, and a familiarity with the Alabama regulatory environment. Having two projects in close proximity to each other also allows for synergies regarding our staff and facilities. While our decision to terminate further spending on the Hearst Project was not taken lightly, we feel that our Alabama projects offer better economic potential. Given that our ultimate goal is to become North America’s newest and greenest graphite producer, this final consideration is the only one that mattered.”
Rick Keevil, P. Geo., a Director of the Company and VP of Project Development, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the contents of this press release.
About Alabama Graphite:
Alabama Graphite Corp.’s mission is to become one of the greenest graphite producers in the world. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc., is conducting exploration and development at its flagship Coosa Graphite Project in Coosa County, Alabama, USA and the recently acquired Bama Project in Chilton County, Alabama, USA. These two advanced-stage projects are 100% owned by Alabama Graphite and are on private land. The two projects encompass over 43,000 acres and are located in an area with significant historical production of crystalline flake graphite. The Company has the largest NI 43-101 indicated flake graphite resource in the United States based on drilling 0.18 square miles (0.3% of the total acreage). The Alabama deposits are unique in that a significant portion of the graphite-bearing material is oxidized and has been broken down into an extremely soft rock. Both projects have in place critical infrastructure, are within close proximity to transportation routes and enjoy a hospitable climate allowing for year-round production and delivery. For further information and updates on the Company please visit www.alabamagraphite.com.
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ALABAMA GRAPHITE CORP.
Ron S. Roda
President & Chief Executive Officer
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