Rogue Resources Silica Project Exploration Program Commences
May 26, 2015
- ALL EXPLORATION CONTRACTOR’S AGREEMENTS SIGNED
- LINE CUTTING CREW ON SITE
- AIRBORNE VLF GEOPHYSIC SURVEY IMMENIENT
- GEOLOGICAL MAPPING TO BEGIN
- QUARTZITE CHANNEL SAMPLING FIRST STEP TO INITIAL ASSAYING PROCESS
- DRILL SITES FOR PLANNED 2015 DRILLING TO BE IDENTIFIED AND PREPARED
- DRILL PROGRAM TO COMMENCE EARLY IN Q3
- FIRST NATIONS AGREEMENT FOR RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT REACHED
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Rogue Resources Inc. (TSX-V: RRS) (“Rogue” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that line cutting crews have been mobilized in preparation for exploration on the Lac de la Grosse Femelle silica project (“Femelle”) located approximately 42 kilometres (“km”) north of Baie-Saint Paul, Québec, situated on the St. Lawrence River, and 4 km northeast of Sitec’s operating silica mine.
“The exploration drill program has been designed to help the Company further interpret the “G” and “D” quartzite structures and incorporate these structures into a resource estimate planned for early 2016,” commented Company President and CEO, John de Jong. “Our first priority is to determine the widths, strike length and structures along the east-northeast trending quartzites as well as follow up on high purity silica assays of samples taken in September, 2014.”
2015 EXPLORATION PLANS
Work planned at surface is to physically define the high purity silica zones along the quartzites of Zone E and Zone G (sample J210609 assaying 99.54% SiO2, see press release December 16, 2014) as well as localizing the quartzites of Zone D.
To view a geological map of the Femelle project, click on the URL below: http://www.rogueresources.ca/i/maps/Geology-Map.jpg.
A second phase airborne geophysics program will be completed to better define the widths, strike length and structures along the east-northeast trending quartzites. This information will help define future drill targets.
To view results from the recent heliborne MAG survey, click on the URL below:
GEOLOGICAL SURFACE MAPPING/IDENTIFICATION OF QUARTZITES
- Immediately following the line cutting, geological surface mapping identifying the high purity white quartzites and tracing their extents will begin.
- Samples and channel sampling will be taken from the areas identified through the mapping process. These samples will be sent for assaying immediately.
- Fifty eight (58) km of lines are being cut at an orientation of N30°W. Geophysics on the cut lines will be performed with ground Magnetometer and Radiometric instruments. The work at surface is to physically define the high purity silica zones along the quartzites of Zone E and Zone G (sample J210609 assaying 99.54% SiO2, see press release December 16, 2014) as well as localizing the quartzites of the Zone D.
AIRBORNE HELI-VLF GEOPHYSICS SURVEY
- An airborne Heli-VLF geophysics survey will be conducted by GPR International over the Femelle Project with 316.5 line km flown at an orientation of N30°W spaced at 100 m. This survey is designed to better define the widths, strike length and structures along the east-northeast trending quartzites and is planned to be completed prior to the end of May.
BASELINE DESKTOP STUDY
- A base line desktop study has been initiated by WSP of Québec City, QC to identify and catalog physiographic sensitive areas on the claims (marshes, creeks and lakes), fauna and flora present at Femelle. In addition, the study by WSP will provide guidance on community relations, available labour and services in the region, tourism in the area and any uses of the land near Femelle (i.e. hunting, fishing, recreation and mining – Sitec). WSP will also be outlining guidelines and studies that will be required during the progression of the exploration program, advanced exploration and development stage. During the upcoming drill program, WSP will be identifying what data must be collected for geotechnical studies, environmental reviews, rock mechanics and sample analysis.
Results of the geophysics airborne VLF, ground magnetics and radio-metrics, geological mapping, and assay results of collected samples will be compiled and integrated into the existing airborne geophysics to generate favorable and prospective high purity quartzite drill targets for the planned drill program.
Planned drilling is designed to determine the extent of Quartzite Units “G” and “D”, including their purity, depth, width, and the length of extensions beyond what is visible on surface.
- Drilling will commence immediately upon the compilation of the information collected in the previous months and is scheduled to be completed by mid-to-late November. Drilling at Femelle will be temporarily suspended during the moose hunting season.
- Assay samples will be collected throughout the drill program and will be reported as results are received from the assay lab.
Demobilize site, compilation of all data, and preparation for a resource calculation.
- Drilling is expected to be completed by mid-to-late November at which time demobilization of camp will occur. Remaining quartzite samples will be submitted for assaying, and the compilation of remaining data will take place in preparation for a 2016 resource estimate.
COUNCIL OF THE HURON WENDAKE NATION
The Company recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the First Nations council of the Huron Wendake Nation with mutual benefits for both parties. The Company and First Nations have pledged to work together as the project moves forward.
COMMUNITY AND AREA CONSULTATIONS
The Company continues community consultations in the region with various community groups such as Zec des Martres, and the Municipal Regional Offices of St. Urbain, Baie St. Paul and MRC de Charlevoix. Discussions with a number of producing and past producing silica mine operators and owners is ongoing, and the Company is actively sourcing potential buyers for future silica production and off-take agreements.
- Huron Wendake Nation – First Nations
- WSP – Professional Services, Baseline Study
- Orbit Garant Drilling – 5,000 meter drill program
- ALS Chemex – Assays
- GPR – Digital data enhancement of airborne magnetics and topography
- JL Courriveau and Associates – Generation of topographic maps at 2 m and 5 m contours
- Rod Johnson – Metallurgy
About Rogue Resources Inc
Rogue is unique in that its portfolio of properties includes a nickel deposit at Langmuir located approximate 40 km south of Timmins, Ontario, an iron ore deposit at Radio Hill situated 70 km west of Timmins, and its silica rich Lac de la Grosse Femelle property located east of Québec City, Québec.
With its diverse portfolio of properties, all in good standing, the Company has the ability to focus its efforts and finances on the project that demonstrates the greatest market potential for return. The recent investment of $382 M by the Québec provincial government in Grupo FerroAtlantica, one of the world’s largest silicon metal producers, to build a silicon metal plant located near our silica property is a great foundational point to launch this silica rich quartzite property.
The Femelle Project is located approximately 42 km north of Baie-Saint Paul, situated on the St. Lawrence River, and is 4 km northeast of the Mine Sitec silica mine, in operation for over fifty years. Access to the project is via a paved highway and well maintained forestry access roads.
The Lac de la Grosse Femelle exploration project is under the direct supervision of Eddy Canova, P Geo., and Senior Vice-President of the Company, a Qualified Persons (“QP”) as defined by National Instrument 43-101, assisted by Alain-Jean Beauregard, P.Geo., and Daniel Gaudreault, Eng., Geo. of Geologica Inc., both independent QPs as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The Company’s QP has approved the scientific and technical content of this release.
On Behalf of Rogue Resources Inc.
John de Jong
CEO & President
For additional information regarding this news release please contact:
John de Jong