Table 1 – Standard Mine Project: Rock Sample and Drill Hole Results

Rock Samples from Standard Mine Shaft Area
Sample #EastingNorthingRemarks% Cg
E579514831785154208Bedrock Grab Sample16.9
2022 Diamond Drilling: Standard Mine Shaft Area
Hole No.AzimuthDipEastingNorthingFrom (m)To (m)Interval(m) A1% Cg
ST22-03332-494831255154185Hit underground mine workings – Abandoned
Notes: A1 Intervals are core length. True width will be defined with additional drilling
Hole Depths: ST22-01 = 51m; ST22-02 = 53m; ST22-03 = 23m
UTM Nad 83, Zone 18

An airborne geophysical survey will be conducted at Standard in June/July of 2022. A detailed exploration plan is also being developed to advance this project.

All surface grab and drill core samples were bagged and tagged using best practices and were delivered to Activation Laboratories (“ACTLABS“), Ancaster, Ontario, for sample preparation and analyses using laboratories’ Code 4F-C Graphitic, analyzing C-Graphite (infrared) where the sample is subjected to a multistage furnace treatment to remove all forms of carbon with the exception of graphitic carbon; and C-Total (infrared). ACTLABS is an independent commercial, accredited ISO Certified Laboratory.

Terms of the Option Agreement

The Option Agreement covers six claims totalling 355 hectares. At the closing of the Option Agreement the Vendor will receive 50,000 common shares of Graphano. On the first anniversary of the Option Agreement the Vendor will receive 50,000 additional shares of Graphano and on the second anniversary the Vendor will receive 100,000 additional shares of Graphano, plus a cash payment in the amount of $20,000. The Vendor will retain a royalty of 2% net smelter returns on future production from the Standard Mine property. The Company will have the option to purchase the royalty for $600,000 cash at any time.

The Option Agreement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Standard Historical Graphite Mine Highlights

The area is underlain by sedimentary rocks of Precambrian age, known as the Grenville Series. The main host rocks of the deposit are a sequence of paragneiss and feldspathic quartzites which strike N 80o E and dip 32o south. The gneisses are irregularly mineralized with graphite and in places contain rich concentrations of the mineral. The associated quartzites are also graphitic. A road once led from the mine site to a small mill, about 800 metres north of the deposit. The mill is now in ruins.

The original operators produced graphite on a small scale between 1923 and 1930 but ceased operations due to the low unit price of graphite during the 1929 market crash. Moreover, it seems that the small-scale operation and the inefficient milling process known at that time may have led to the failure of the enterprise but not for lack of ore.

Geophysical surveys completed in the 1980s over the area identified a conductive anomaly outlining the graphite zone, which is 500 metres long and confirmed by the old 1922 trenches and pits in the immediate area of the historical mine.

An airborne geophysical survey covering a larger area will be conducted by Graphano in June/July of 2022.

New Graphite Claims

In addition to signing the Option Agreement for Standard, the Company has staked two sets of additional graphite claims, 5 km and 10 km south from the Lac Aux Bouleaux project, as part of the Company’s consolidation strategy. A total of 11 claims covering 600 hectares were staked and comprise the Dudley and Lac Vert-Bouthillier graphite showings.

The development of historical graphite deposits as well as new discoveries, all within trucking distance, should allow for resource consolidation to one processing centre at Lac Aux Bouleaux.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical content disclosed in this press release was reviewed and approved by Roger Dahn, B.Sc., P.Geo., a director of the Company and a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

About Graphano Energy

Graphano Energy Ltd. is an exploration and development company that is focused on evaluating, acquiring and developing energy metals resources from exploration to production.

Graphite is one of the most in-demand technology minerals that is required for a green and sustainable world. The Company’s Lac Aux Bouleaux property, situated adjacent to Canada’s only producing graphite mine, in Quebec, Canada, has historically been an active area for natural graphite. With the demand for graphite growing in some of the most prominent and cutting-edge industries, such as lithium batteries in electric cars and other energy storage technologies, the Company is developing its project to meet the demands of the future.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Luisa Moreno
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains certain “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, without limitation, relating to future operations – exploration, drilling and other activities of Graphano Energy – are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “potential”, “possible”, and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions, or results “will”, “may”, “could”, or” should” occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements in this news release relate to, among other things, the Company’s exploration plans and the impact thereof. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by Graphano Energy, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and the parties have made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation, the ability to complete proposed exploration work given the global COVID-19 pandemic, the results of exploration, continued availability of capital, and changes in general economic, market and business conditions. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release concerning these items. Graphano Energy does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbour.

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