Graphano Reports 26 Metres Grading 6.51% Cg from Trenching Program at Standard Project
Vancouver, BC, December 14, 2022, Graphano Energy Ltd. (“Graphano” or the “Company”) (TSXV: GEL, OTCQB: GELEF, FSE: 97G0) is pleased to announce that the trenching and channeling program at its historical Standard mine project (“Standard Project”) has been completed and all assay results have been received. A drilling program at the Standard Project will be conducted this winter once the Company completes drilling at its Lac Aux Bouleaux graphite property (“LAB”).
Luisa Moreno, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated: “To date grab and channeling samples from the Standard graphite claims have consistently shown high grade graphite material. Following the drilling program at the LAB project, we will be conducting exploration drilling at Standard. As we move steadily from prospecting to resource estimation, the significant potential of LAB and the Standard Project, which includes two historical graphite mines, should be clear. Given the existing nearby clean power and transportation infrastructure, these two projects could become a near-term source of graphite to the regional emerging electric vehicles sector.”
- Fourteen grab samples from this fall program yielded assay results between 1.26% Cg and 20.5% Cg with twelve of them grading over 11% (see Table 1).
- Fifty-seven samples were collected from four trenching locations, yielding 6.21% Cg over 26 metres (m), 11.76% Cg over 10 m, 10.32% Cg over 9.5 m, and 5.06% Cg over 10m (see Table 2).
Table 1 – Prospecting Grab Sample Results
Table 2 – Trenching Results
An airborne geophysical survey, which confirmed the presence of two graphite related anomalies extending 500 metres and 600 metres in length through the historical graphite mine surface workings, was conducted at the Standard Project in the summer of 2022 (see Figure 1).
Figure 1 – Map with Airborne Anomaly and Trenches
The Standard claims were optioned from Mr. Daniel St-Pierre (see news release dated June 28, 2022) providing Graphano the exclusive right to acquire 100% of the claims. Graphano subsequently engaged St-Pierre Exploration Enr. to manage and conduct the initial prospecting, trenching and channel sampling work.
During the 2022 Fall program, a total of 57 channel samples were collected from four separate trenches. Each channel sample from the trenching work ranged from a minimum of 50 cm to a maximum of 100 cm long, 5 cm wide and 3-5 cm deep cut in bedrock.
All grab and channel 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.
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 Ltd.
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
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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