Lac Guéret East Graphite Property
The Lac Guéret East Graphite Property is located within the exploration friendly jurisdiction of Quebec, in the Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, three hours driving time from the city of Baie-Comeau. The property consists of 71 contiguous claims covering 3837 Ha and is prospective for Graphite. Berkwood holds a 100% interest in the property.
Easy access is provided via a major secondary road and numerous tertiary and forest roads that traverse the property. The property is situated in the geological Grenville Province and part of the Plan Nord region, Quebec’s highly regarded sustainable development initiative.
The Lac Guéret East Graphite Property is adjacent to the eastern edge of Mason Graphite’s significant Lac Guéret Deposit. Mason Graphite’s advanced Lac Guéret Project has an NI 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimate with measured & indicated mineral resources of 50 million tonnes grading 15.6% Cgr (Carbon as Graphite), inlcuding 6.6 million tonnes grading 32.4% Cgr.
The Lac Guéret East Graphite Property shares a similar prospective geological environment as Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Property (located adjacent and to the west), including along strike stratigraphic units and structures. The Lac Guéret East Property lies within the Parautochtonous Gagnon Terrane (Paleoproterozoic), characterized by minor and old granitic gneiss as well as dominant and younger metasediments of the Gagnon Group, a unit fertile for graphite imbedded in biotite / garnet / sillimanite / graphite paragneisses, dolomitic marbles. Graphite in the vicinity ranges from 3% to 40% Cg (averaging 20.4% at Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Deposit) and exhibits flakes of up to 5 mm in diameter. Large flake graphite is 0.2 mm and above.
Berkwood acquired 4 additional claims (216 ha total) located to the north, and adjacent to the original Lac Guéret East Graphite property. The claims cover a reported (MRNQ, 2013_031) graphite showing discovered in 2011 during geological mapping by Géologie Québec government geologists. They describe the showing as a metre-thick, graphite paragneiss interlayered with calc-silicates and pyroxenite in a graphite-garnet paragneiss. The graphite mineralization is described as massive with elevated Cgr (Carbon as Graphite) values.
The Lac Guéret South Graphite Property (the “Property”) consists of 107 claims totalling 5788 Ha and borders the southern boundary of Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Project and is adjacent to, on all sides, a separate Mason Graphite property in the Lac Guéret region, which lies 12 km to the southwest of Mason Graphite’s Lac Guéret Project.