Manicougan Reservoir, Côte Nord region of Québec, Canada
The Lac Tétépisca Project is the second major graphite property to be advanced into development by Focus, in addition to the Lac Knife project. Lac Tétépisca is 100% owned by Focus and 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 on the Nitassinan of the Pessamit Innu.
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).
In February 2022, Focus reported its maiden mineral resource estimate (MRE) for the Lac Tétépisca graphite project. Results include a pit-constrained Indicated resource for the Manicouagan-Ouest Graphitic Corridor (“MOGC”) Lac Tétépisca project of 59.3 Mt tonnes (“Mt”) grading 10.61% Graphitic Carbon (“Cg”) for an estimated content of 6.3 Mt of natural flake graphite in-situ, and an Inferred resource of 14.9 Mt grading 11.06% Cg for an estimated content of 1.6 Mt of natural flake graphite in-situ (see drop-down section on Mineral Resource Estimate below for more details). These exciting results suggest that the deposit has the potential to become one of the largest sources of high-quality flake graphite in North America!
Focus 100% owned Lac Tétépisca graphite property is now in the mineral resource appraisal phase, making Focus the only graphite company with two active advanced graphite projects in Quebec. 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.
Click here for the full NI 43-101 Technical Report Mineral Resource Estimate for the Lac Tétépisca graphite project, which was prepared by DRA Americas Inc. and filed on April 4, 2022.