Lac Guéret East Graphite Property
The Lac Guéret East Graphite Property and Lac Guéret South Graphite Property are both located within the exploration friendly jurisdiction of Quebec, in the Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, three hours driving time from the city of Baie-Comeau. Easy access is provided via a major secondary road and numerous tertiary and forest roads that traverse the property.
The properties are 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 consists of 71 contiguous claims covering 3837 Ha and is prospective for Graphite. Berkwood holds a 100% interest in the property. Berkwood also has an option to earn a 100%-interest in the Lac Guéret South Graphite Property which consists of 107 claims totalling 5788 Ha.
The Lac Guéret East Graphite Property is adjacent to the eastern edge of Mason Graphite’s significant Lac Guéret Project. 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 South Graphite Property borders the southern boundary of Mason Graphite’s advanced 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.
The Lac Guéret East and South Graphite Properties 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 and South Properties lie 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.