Fairmont Resources Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received the Certificate of Authorization for the Buttercup Project. The application for the Certificate of Authorization began in March of 2014, less than six weeks after closing the acquisition of the Buttercup Project.
Through the combined efforts of Magnor Exploration Inc., Vital Consultants and WSP Inc., as well the other contractors who have completed work on the property, and the prospectors we acquired the property from, we have concluded permitting in under 10 months.
The Certificate of Authorization allows 300,000 tonnes annually of aggregate production from the property. The current plan is to produce titano-magnetite aggregate from Lens A, and quarry towards Lens B thereafter. Pursuant to the Certificate of Authorization, our plan is to extract 300,000 tonnes per year of titano-magnetite aggregate from the Buttercup Property.
The commencement of production on the Buttercup Property will not be based on a NI 43-101 mineral resource or reserve estimate, a preliminary economic assessment, pre-feasibility study or feasibility study. As a result, there is no assurance that Fairmont will be able to economically extract the titano-magnetite aggregate from the Buttercup Property. The commencement of production on the Buttercup Property is subject to Fairmont obtaining sales contracts for the purchase of titano-magnetite aggregate and sufficient financing.
"We are very pleased to have received our permit less than 12 months after acquiring the Buttercup Property. Fairmont's goal is to put one project into production per year, and our current plans focus on permitting a high purity silica project in 2015," states Michael Dehn, Fairmont's president and CEO. "We will try to secure commitments for 300,000 tonnes of annual production as permitted under the Certificate of Authorization, from the Buttercup Project between now and the end of March 2015, and expect to be active on the ground at Buttercup by late April 2015 - early May 2015." A copy of the general site plan for engineer to monitor surface water, the lens, access as well as existing and planned infrastructure can be seen here: http://goo.gl/65uEeG
Fairmont Resources received unsolicited and unanimous support from the Counselors of the Municipality of St-David-De-Falardeau in November of 2014, and would like to thank the local Community and Counselors for their support and encouragement to move the Buttercup Project forward. To see a copy of the resolution, please follow this link: http://goo.gl/HDRe8v
Field work on the property has ended for 2014, and tree clears over Lens A and Lens B has been completed. Additional laboratory analysis of anorthosite samples, the host rock of the titano magnetite lens, are being investigated for suitability as aggregate and building material. Additional test work is anticipated for the application of the anorthosite as a dimensional stone in 2015. A year in review in photos for the Buttercup Project can be viewed here: http://goo.gl/PwEmp2
Interested cement and aggregate companies looking for a clean high density aggregate that can be shipped through the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Ocean are encouraged to contact the Company. The deep water port at the Grand Anse Sea Terminal is open year round, and an ideal location to ship aggregates from the Buttercup Project.