Toronto, Ontario, April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jourdan Resources Inc. (TSX-V: JOR)(OTC: JODRF)("JOURDAN" or the "Company") (www.jourdan.ca) is pleased to announce that it has optioned the Quebec Ceylon lump vein graphite property (or, "Quebec Ceylon" or "the Property").The Quebec Ceylon property is 1.3 km away from the power line grid and main roads, while secondary roads and trails travel across the property. An active rail line is within 15 km due east of the Quebec Ceylon Graphite Property (see Map 1).
The property consists of three active claims and four pending claims. The claims are adjacent to Caribou King Resources, Saint-Jean Carbon and Cavan Ventures, all in the same geological context as the Quebec Ceylon Property:
Caribou King- The Uncle zone is located 850 m from the Property. The zone consists of graphite showings located in old workings. A vein sample provided a high purity concentrate of 99.9% graphitic Carbon. (Caribou King Press Release dated March 03, 2015)
Cavan Ventures- An EM anomaly extends from Cavan's property, down to the western area of the Property, where an historical graphite showing is recorded. The EM anomaly targeting graphite mineralization returned 21.6% Carbon over 14.5 m and 16.8% Carbon over 3.9 m. (Cavan Ventures Press Release dated July 17, 2014) A road passes 200 m east of the anomaly on the Property.
Saint-Jean Carbon - The Walker mine is located 1,300 m NE of the Property. A total of 816 tons of graphite was historically extracted with a grade of 25% Carbon. Concentrate results from 2013 returned of 96.1% Carbon from flotation and 99.1% Carbon from caustic soda leach. (Torch River Resources Press Release date October 13, 2013)
Map 1: Quebec Ceylon Lump Vein Graphite Property, Buckingham, Quebec
To acquire 100% of the property, Jourdan will issue 300,000 shares within 5 days of the TSX Venture Exchange's ("TSXV") approval; $6,000 cash on completion of a financing and receipt of surface rights access permission; an additional 300,000 shares in 6 months; and a final 300,000 shares if and when the pending claims have been confirmed, to a Quebec based prospector. The property is subject to a 2% NSR to the vendor.
Completion of the acquisition remains subject to TSXV approval. The securities of the Company to be issued on the acquisition will be subject to a four month hold period.
Lump graphite, also known as vein, chip or epigenetic graphite, are found in "dynamothermal metamorphic environments where metasedimentary belts are invaded by igneous rock". Examples of lump graphite deposits include the Calumet, Clot, Walker and Miller mines, as well as the St. Sauveur occurrence in Quebec, Canada; Dillon occurrence in Montana, USA; the Bagola Mine in Sri Lanka; and deposits of South Kerala in India. Typical grade in lump graphite veins is 40% to 90% graphitic carbon before sorting or upgrading. (From British Columbia Geological Survey Paper 1998-1 in Geological Fieldwork 1997, Vein Graphite in Metamorphic Terrains P05).
"Lump or Vein graphite is considered to be one of the rarest, commercially valuable, and highest quality types of natural graphite. It occurs in veins along intrusive contacts in solid lumps and is only actively mined in Sri Lanka (Mores, 2007). Given the carbon content typically found with lump/vein graphite recovery operations and costs will normally be lower than flake or amorphous graphite recovery. In addition, vein graphite is suitable for many of the same applications as flake graphite giving it a distinct competitive edge in terms market prices and product applications." (Press Release dated April 30, 2013 - Torch River Resources Ltd)
The Company has not yet completed adequate test work to provide any certainty the lump vein graphite occurs on the Quebec Ceylon Property. In the absence of a feasibility study or production, there is no certainty that any discovery of lump graphite would be economically viable.
The technical information in this news release was approved by Mr. Stephen Wallace, P. Geo, VP Exploration of Jourdan Resources, and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 regulations.
About Jourdan Resources
Jourdan Resources Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration company focused on phosphate. We continually strive to maximize shareholder value by targeting the highest quality phosphate projects with a professional and highly experienced management team. Our approach combines creativity, experience, and technical expertise with tenacity and determination to advance existing projects while always being prepared to take advantage of new opportunities that can add value for our shareholders. We are committed to conducting ourselves in an open, professional, and responsible manner, while always remaining available to all shareholders. Our goal is to become the dominant phosphate miner in North America.
Jourdan Resources Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration company trading under the symbol JOR on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is focused on the acquisition, exploration, production, and development of mining properties in phosphates.
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