Vancouver, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2014 / Alabama Graphite Corp. (the "Company") (TSX-V:ALP) (OTCQB:ABGPF) (FRANKFURT: 1AG WKN: A1J35M) (ISIN# CA0102931080) is pleased to announce that it has initiated a reconnaissance drilling program at its flagship Coosa project located in Alabama, USA. Major Drilling Environmental LLC has mobilized a Sonic drill to the staging area in Sylacauga, Alabama, for a twenty-hole program. Additional holes may be added pending initial results.
The focus of the drilling is to preview target areas identified during airborne and follow-up ground geophysical surveys performed in Spring, 2014. The airborne surveys identified five target areas characterized by strong EM conductors and weak magnetic response. Surface channel sampling has confirmed the presence of graphite in significant amounts. These areas are in close proximity and are geologically similar to the previously defined Coosa resource.
The sonic drill will collect continuous samples through the oxidized zone of the target areas. Surface casing will be set to the top of the un-oxidized zone to allow the holes to be deepened by core drilling at a later date. In addition, bulk samples will be taken at the collars of select holes for metallurgical testing.
"The sonic drilling will allow us to test each of the five target areas identified during the airborne geophysical survey," stated Dr. Douglas Oliver, Vice President of Exploration. "As we learned through our previous drilling program, sonic drilling is a cost-effective exploration tool. In addition, it is the only drilling technology that will allow for continuous sampling through the soft, weathered upper portions of the graphitic schists. Our goal is to put multiple holes into each of the five target areas as a prelude to a Fall drilling campaign. We suspect that one or more of these targets may be a satellite to the Coosa deposit - possibly one where the mix of flake-size and grade offers improvements on what we've already identified."
Samples will be processed initially at the Company's Sylacauga facility and shipped to ActLabs of Ancaster, Ontario, using their C-Graphitic (Infrared) technique.
Rick Keevil, P. Geo., a Director of the Company and VP of Project Development, is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed the contents of this press release.
About Alabama Graphite:
Alabama Graphite Corp.'s mission is to become one of the greenest graphite producers in the world. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Company Inc., is conducting exploration and development on its flagship project "The Coosa Graphite Project" in Coosa County, Alabama, USA. The project encompasses over 40,000 acres and is located in an area with significant historical production of crystalline flake graphite. The Coosa Graphite project is 100% owned by Alabama Graphite and is on private land. The Company's property has in place critical infrastructure, is within close proximity to transportation routes and has a hospitable climate allowing for year-round production and delivery. The Company published an inaugural mineral resource estimate in July 2013, which was revised in March 2014, is continuing to define the footprint of the "The Coosa Graphite Project" and will look to start work on the 100% owned "Hearst Graphite Property" in Northern Ontario. For further information and updates on the Company please visit www.alabamagraphite.com.
ALABAMA GRAPHITE CORP.
Ron S. Roda
President & Chief Executive Officer
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SOURCE: Alabama Graphite Corp.