Manicougan Reservoir, Côte Nord region of Québec, Canada
The 100%-owned Lac Tétépisca graphite property is now in the mineral resource appraisal phase, making it the second major graphite property in Québec to be advanced into development by Focus in addition to its Lac Knife Project. As the global drive to implement green energy technologies that require graphite continues to grow, Lac Tétépisca further cements Focus as a future leading supplier of high-grade, high-quality flake graphite concentrate products to North America’s electric battery and green energy industries.
The Lac Tétépisca Project is located in the southwest Manicouagan reservoir area, 234 km north-northwest of Baie-Comeau, an industrial city located where the Manicouagan River intersects the north shore of St. Lawrence River in the Côte-Nord administrative region of Québec. It comprises two contiguous properties, Lac Tétépisca and Lac Tétépisca Nord. Together, the two properties form a block of 115 claims with a total area of over 6,000 hectares within the Manicouagan-Ouest Graphitic Corridor (MOGC).
Focus initiated a new drilling program in the fall of 2020. Results demonstrated excellent continuity in graphite mineralization grades and thicknesses within the MOCG. Once all the results from the fall 2020 drilling program are compiled, they will form the basis of Focus’ maiden mineral resource estimate for the Lac Tétépisca project, which is being prepared by DRA Americas Inc. and is expected to be completed in 2021.