SAGUENAY, QUEBEC – (October 30, 2019) – Arianne Phosphate (the “Company” or “Arianne”) (TSX VENTURE: DAN; OTC: DRRSF; FRANKFURT: JE9N), a development-stage phosphate mining company, advancing the Lac à Paul project in Quebec’s Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, has announced that it has received its initial findings back from a study regarding a downstream phosphoric acid facility. The work surrounding the study commenced in Q3, 2018 in partnership with the New Brunswick Government (see press release dated August 9, 2018), to review the possibility of constructing a phosphoric acid plant in Belledune, NB.
The study was done with the Port of Belledune, utility and construction groups, as well as with phosphate experts from SNC-Lavalin S.A. Brussels (‘’SNC’’) and, Prayon Technologies, Engis, Belgique (‘’Prayon’’) who, were responsible for running the tests and producing phosphoric acid. The key takeaway is that the Arianne phosphate concentrate responded extremely well during the process and was capable of producing a 60% P2O5 Merchant Grade Acid (“MGA”) and opposed to usual 52% MGA and, therefore, should be able to be sold at higher prices. Further, because of the high-quality nature of the Arianne phosphate concentrate input, the gypsum by-product produced during the process appears to have commercial value, as opposed to the typical contaminated waste generated by using traditional phosphate rock sources.
“These tests should now allow us to continue discussions with several groups that have indicated and interest in the possibilities of a phosphoric acid facility,” said Jean-Sebastien David, COO of Arianne Phosphate. “With the right partner, the facility can have numerous advantages; control of its own rock source will provide an economic benefit as well as allow for greater security of supply. In addition, it will also provide a buyer for roughly 40% of our own mine production.”
Based on the study, Arianne will now review the merit of going downstream and the Company will continue its discussions with would-be partners to further assess the strategic and economic advantage of this approach. “The logic of partnering with another entity on a downstream facility makes a lot of sense and, the key takeaway from this preliminary study is that our original thinking was sound,” concluded Brian Ostroff, CEO of Arianne Phosphate.
Jean-Sébastien David, P.Geo., Qualified Person by NI 43-101, has approved this release. Mr. David is also the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.
About Arianne Phosphate
Arianne Phosphate (“Arianne Phosphate Inc.”) (www.arianne-inc.com) is developing the Lac à Paul phosphate deposits located approximately 200 km north of the Saguenay/Lac St. Jean area of Quebec, Canada. These deposits will produce a high-quality igneous apatite concentrate grading 39% P2O5 with little or no contaminants (Feasibility Study released in 2013). The Company has 111,458,250 shares outstanding.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
– 30 –
Source: Jean-Sébastien David, C.O.O. Tel. : 418-549-7316 firstname.lastname@example.org
Info: Brian Ostroff, C.E.O. Tel. : 514-908-4202 email@example.com
Follow Arianne on:
Resource Investing News: http://resourceinvestingnews.com/?s=Arianne
Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities regulations in Canada and the United States (collectively, “forward-looking information”). Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, anticipated quality and production of the apatite concentrate at the Lac à Paul project. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes”, or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to be known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: volatile stock price; risks related to changes in commodity prices; sources and cost of power facilities; the estimation of initial and sustaining capital requirements; the estimation of labour and operating costs; the general global markets and economic conditions; the risk associated with exploration, development and operations of mineral deposits; the estimation of mineral reserves and resources; the risks associated with uninsurable risks arising during the course of exploration, development and production; risks associated with currency fluctuations; environmental risks; competition faced in securing experienced personnel; access to adequate infrastructure to support mining, processing, development and exploration activities; the risks associated with changes in the mining regulatory regime governing the Company; completion of the environmental assessment process; risks related to regulatory and permitting delays; risks related to potential conflicts of interest; the reliance on key personnel; financing, capitalization and liquidity risks including the risk that the financing necessary to fund continued exploration and development activities at Lac à Paul project may not be available on satisfactory terms, or at all; the risk of potential dilution through the issue of common shares; the risk of litigation. Forward-looking information is based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made, including but not limited to, continued exploration activities, no material adverse change in commodity prices, exploration and development plans proceeding in accordance with plans and such plans achieving their stated expected outcomes, receipt of required regulatory approval, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update such forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.