Lac à Paul: Bench-Scale Metallurgical Test yields 40% P2O5 concentrate at 87% Recovery

Saguenay, March 21, 2013. The management of Ressources d’Arianne Inc.(“Arianne” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Interim Bench-Scale Status Report has been delivered by Jacobs Engineering of Lakeland  Florida. The following is an excerpt from the report: 

“During the five locked cycle tests, the cleaner 3 concentrate reached an average of 40% P2O5 for an 86.84%  Recovery. The MER (minor element ratio) and CaO/P2O5 values are acceptable at less than 0.1 and 1.3, respectively.” 

The complete report is available on www.arianne-inc.com. Interested parties are encouraged to read the entire report. 

This metallurgical testwork and its conclusions will be used in development of the Company’s Feasibility Study,  scheduled for completion in summer 2013. With this confirmation and optimization of the flowsheet, the Company will finalize design of the processing facilities to produce phosphate rock concentrate, our finished product. The scope of this work includes a mineralogical assessment, testing of various grinding equipment and particle sizing, reagents, 

conditioning/flotation parameters, settling and filtration characteristics, and concentrate quality. The ore processing parameters will be further developed with a 35-ton pilot-scale test later this month. “Jacobs Engineering is considered by many to be the globally pre-eminent expert on phosphate process design and optimization, complimentary to the world-class phosphate deposit we are developing in Quebec” commented Bernard Lapointe, CEO of Arianne. 

Mr. Lapointe also stated “This latest metallurgical test represents another milestone achievement, once again  demonstrating the superior nature of Lac a Paul’s apatite-nelsonite ore and the high-percentage recovery of a very  high-grade phosphate rock concentrate from relatively simple metallurgical processing.” “The pilot-scale testing will also serve to optimize the process design for our Feasibility Study”, he added. 

Ressources d’Arianne (www.arianne-inc.com) owns and is developing the Lac a Paul phosphate-titanium deposit that produces a superior grade apatite concentrate grading 40% P2O5. The Company currently has 76 M shares issued. 

Qualified person 

Mr. Daniel Boulianne, P.Geo., Qualified Person for the Company as per NI 43-101, has approved this press release. 

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. 

Source: Bernard Lapointe, CEO Tel: (418) 549-7316 bernard@arianne-inc.com

Info: Jim Cowley, President Tel: (801) 599-3789 jim@arianne-inc.com

Media: Jean-Philippe Côté Tel: (514) 754-9407 jpcote@bcp.ca

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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. The Company has 100,530,580 million 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.

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