The 100%-owned Manitouwadge Area Flake Graphite Project, located north of Manitouwadge, Ontario, Canada, has been acquired by staking by Volt Carbon Technologies Inc. Volt Carbon directly registered the mining claims.
Following a thorough analysis of several publicly accessible geological databases and publications from the Ontario Government, the staking was finished. 128 Mining Claim cells totaling 2662 hectares were registered by electronic staking through the Ontario Mining Lands Administration System portal.
The five cell blocks that constitute the mining claims can be found in two general areas to the north of Manitouwadge. The first location, which spans four blocks of claims, is located about 28 km north of Manitouwadge.
The southernmost claim in this region includes potential extensions of flake graphite occurrences already known to exist and marked on the map by “white stars” by the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development. Additionally, the new claims overlap with older legacy claims that have graphite occurrences that were previously known.
The graphite property owned by Ardiden Inc., which is known to have a developed prospect, is located close to the claims made by Volt Carbon. In 2015, Ardiden Inc. found several new zones of flake graphite on their property that were connected to the area’s electromagnetic conductors.
The second location, situated at a known flake graphite occurrence discovered by McKay (1994), is 25 km north of the first location, close to Taradale. The Ontario Mineral Inventory database contains information about this property.
These assertions will make it possible for Volt Carbon to investigate a potential flake graphite prospect in Ontario further. By collecting and enriching small grab samples of graphitic ore from these areas, the company plans to compare its air classifier technology to the local mineralogy.
In 2023, the company intends to conduct additional research on flake graphite in the project.