The Montpellier graphite showing is within the Grenville Province, in western Quebec. The south-western Grenville Province is made up primarily of granitoid gneisses, metavolcanic and metasedimentary schists and typically impure marbles. It is complex, both lithologically and structurally, but two principal divisions have been recognized: the Central Gneiss Belt (CGB) and the Central Metasedimentary Belt (CMB). The CMB of Ontario and western Quebec is characterised by a relative abundance of marbles and associated siliceous calc-silicate rocks, along with lesser amounts of other supracrustal rocks. In addition, the CMB also contains abundant mafic and felsic metavolcanic rocks.
The Central Metasedimentary Belt contains the Montpellier graphite showing with a thickness varying from 10 to 50 metres. Grades range from less than 1 up to 20% graphite, with the majority of graphite as flakes (up to 1 mm in diameter). The graphite-rich horizon is generally associated with biotite and sillimanite rich paragneiss with concentration up to 20%, with a calc-silicate (diopside) rich marble horizon, containing up to 3-5% disseminated graphite flakes. The graphite rich paragneiss unit seems to be overlain by a quartz rich granitic gneiss unit.
The graphite showing is exposed at surface along a vertical cliff about 4 metres high and over a distance of 100 metres. This zone is easily oxidized by the presence of some sulphide minerals (mostly pyrrhotite and some pyrite) and is very friable and weathered along this exposure. The graphite appears to be preferentially aligned along planes parallel to the gneissosity/bedding planes. In this particular part of the showing the gneissosity was shallow dipping to the west.
Four grab panel samples were selected, for analyses, from several different locations on the vertical face of the outcrop observed on the property. The samples were submitted to SGS labs in Toronto, Ontario for graphitic carbon analysis. The analyses showed graphitic carbon values vary from 0.82% to 14.4%.
Mehmet F Taner, Eng., Ph.D. has verified and approved the geological information contained within this webpage. Dr. Taner satisfies the requirements of a Qualified Person as defined in the National Instrument 43-101 (Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects).