Capim Grosso

Results for the initial sampling and subsequent trenching programs from Capim Grosso have been returned from SGS Geosol in Minas Gerais, Brazil ranging between 3.87 to 41.79% Cg. These samples, retrieved by Nico Scholtz, the Company’s QP, have confirmed that the Capim Grosso project is highly prospective for large scale High-Grade graphite mineralization.

Capim Grosso is situated at the center east portion of the Bahia province, 280km from the port of Salvador, at the province capital, and 166km from Feira de Santana, the  province’s second largest city. Grid power and water are available throughout the city, including the rural areas, and paved roads connect it to the capital and surrounding cities. Different choices of hotels and restaurants are available in town. 

Gratomic’s Capim Grosso Graphite Project comprises mineral claim 870.180/2012, covering a surface area of 426.03 Ha, owned by Zumbi Mineração Brazil, a whole owned subsidiary of Gratomic, Inc. 

Grab samples were obtained by the Company’s QP in July 2021, and analyzed by SGS Geosol laboratories in Minas Gerais province, Brazil, showing TGC grades as high as 21%, as per table below: 

 

mEast 

 

mSouth 

 

Sulphur (%) 

 

Graphitic Carbon (%) 

 

391966  8749876  0,02  19,02 
391935  8749927  0,02  5,74 
391916  8749968  <0,01  21,22 
391771  8750231  0,05  15,85 
391677  8750289  <0,01  3,93 
391617  8750520  0,02  3,87 
391515  8750652  <0,01  7,51 
391466  8750716  <0,01  7,73 
391967  8749873  0,01  17,82 
391948  8749163  0,05  14,94 
391949  8749155  <0,01  18,34 
342108  8767628  0,1  5,79 
342110  8767623  0,01  5,03 
343663  8760509  0,08  8,12 

 

Subsequently, the Company performed two trenching campaigns, in August and October 2021, with the excavation of 42 trenches on site varying in length from approximately 30 to 145 meters and from 1 to 6 meters in depth. 31 of the 42 trenches intersected graphite mineralization and an extent of 4 km of mineralized strike length has been confirmed. Trench samples were again sent to SGS Geosol, with results as high as 41% TGC, as noted below: 

 

Hole 

 

From_m 

 

To_m 

 

Length_m 

 

TGC_% 

 

TGC_%_best intersections 

 

DH_East 

 

DH_North 

 

DH_RL 

 

CGT002  23,0  24,0  1,0  41,79  1,0m @ 41,79 TGC  391913,8  8749938,3  390,0 
CGT029  114,6  116,6  2,0  32,89  2,0m @ 32,89 TGC  391617,3  8750393,3  375,0 
CGT015  10,0  14,0  4,0  32,26  4,0m @ 32,26 TGC  392015,0  8749809,1  390,0 
CGT019  19,0  21,0  2,0  29,95  2,0m @ 29,95 TGC  391940,5  8749175,6  390,0 
CGT029  91,7  95,0  3,3  28,46  3,3m @ 28,46 TGC  391633,0  8750409,0  375,0 
CGT002  8,0  10,0  2,0  27,30  2,0m @ 27,30 TGC  391927,5  8749943,1  390,0 
CGT012  49,0  50,0  1,0  25,08  1,0m @ 25,08 TGC  391880,3  8749998,1  390,0 
CGT001  20,0  22,0  2,0  21,65  2,0m @ 21,65 TGC  391970,0  8749878,1  390,0 
CGT002  16,0  18,0  2,0  20,37  2,0m @ 20,37 TGC  391919,9  8749940,5  390,0 
CGT012  57,0  59,0  2,0  19,91  2,0m @ 19,91 TGC  391876,0  8749990,8  390,0 
CGT001  26,0  28,0  2,0  19,14  2,0m @ 19,14 TGC  391964,5  8749875,6  390,0 
CGT011  33,0  34,0  1,0  18,57  1,0m @ 18,57 TGC  391649,6  8750356,8  390,0 
CGT031  26,5  28,5  2,0  18,57  2,0m @ 18,57 TGC  391181,2  8751128,3  369,0 
CGT011  4,0  6,0  2,0  17,15  2,0m @ 17,15 TGC  391672,9  8750373,1  390,0 
CGT004  14,0  15,0  1,0  16,20  1,0m @ 16,20 TGC  391773,8  8750209,1  390,0 
CGT018  12,0  18,0  6,0  16,07  6,0m @ 16,07 TGC  391947,1  8749163,5  390,0 
CGT035  37,9  41,9  4,0  15,48  4,0m @ 15,48 TGC  390287,5  8752428,4  385,0 
CGT008  23,0  24,0  1,0  15,45  1,0m @ 15,45 TGC  391500,5  8750652,1  390,0 
CGT042  22,6  27,0  4,4  15,15  4,4m @ 15,15 TGC  392178,7  8748796,8  392,0 
CGT007  0,0  6,0  6,0  15,01  6,0m @ 15,01 TGC  391484,1  8750641,1  390,0 
CGT012  38,0  42,0  4,0  14,96  4,0m @ 14,96 TGC  391885,0  8750006,4  390,0 
CGT009  3,0  5,0  2,0  14,29  2,0m @ 14,29 TGC  391404,0  8750794,7  390,0 
CGT011  47,0  49,0  2,0  14,27  2,0m @ 14,27 TGC  391637,7  8750348,5  390,0 
CGT027  87,9  88,9  1,0  14,22  1,0m @ 14,22 TGC  391805,5  8750095,5  376,0 
CGT040  41,3  44,6  3,3  12,40  3,3m @ 12,40 TGC  392058,8  8748975,4  389,0 
CGT015  18,0  19,0  1,0  12,39  1,0m @ 12,39 TGC  392009,1  8749806,5  390,0 
CGT005  35,0  36,0  1,0  11,39  1,0m @ 11,39 TGC  391595,7  8750505,3  390,0 
CGT022  17,2  18,4  1,2  11,38  1,2m @ 11,38 TGC  392223,4  8749474,8  390,0 
CGT027  79,4  82,9  3,5  10,32  3,5m @ 10,32 TGC  391810,6  8750100,6  376,0 
CGT034  16,6  18,0  1,4  10,32  1,4m @ 10,32 TGC  390132,8  8752648,9  389,0 
CGT036  67,8  69,8  2,0  9,90  2,0m @ 9,90 TGC  390484,3  8752139,8  383,0 
CGT036  87,9  89,2  1,3  9,78  1,3m @ 9,78 TGC  390469,2  8752127,1  383,0 
CGT006  16,0  22,0  6,0  9,55  6,0m @ 9,55 TGC  391572,5  8750487,5  390,0 
CGT009  18,0  20,0  2,0  9,13  2,0m @ 9,13 TGC  391389,1  8750793,3  390,0 
CGT007  14,0  22,0  8,0  8,97  8,0m @ 8,97 TGC  391469,8  8750636,7  390,0 
CGT033  34,8  36,5  1,7  8,51  1,7m @ 8,51 TGC  390399,1  8752282,7  385,0 
CGT006  32,0  36,0  4,0  8,47  4,0m @ 8,46 TGC  391559,6  8750480,0  390,0 
CGT035  45,9  49,1  3,2  8,40  3,2m @ 8,40 TGC  390281,7  8752423,5  385,0 
CGT002  27,0  28,0  1,0  7,94  1,0m @ 7,94 TGC  391910,0  8749937,0  390,0 
CGT027  49,0  51,2  2,2  7,45  2,2m @ 7,45 TGC  391832,6  8750122,6  376,0 
CGT035  34,2  36,2  2,0  7,41  2,0m @ 7,41 TGC  390291,0  8752431,4  385,0 
CGT021  15,4  16,6  1,2  7,02  1,2m @ 7,02 TGC  392376,7  8749296,8  392,5 
CGT036  52,8  54,8  2,0  6,72  2,0m @ 6,72 TGC  390495,8  8752149,4  383,0 
CGT010  20,0  24,0  4,0  6,34  4,0m @ 6,34 TGC  391364,7  8750848,3  390,0 
CGT029  97,6  98,6  1,0  6,03  1,0m @ 6,03 TGC  391629,7  8750405,7  375,0 
CGT032  82,5  84,5  2,0  5,89  2,0m @ 5,89 TGC  390560,0  8752000,0  383,0 
CGT030  25,2  31,9  6,7  5,68  6,7m @ 5,68 TGC  391302,8  8750945,8  368,0 
CGT036  75,1  77,1  2,0  5,65  2,0m @ 5,65 TGC  390478,7  8752135,1  383,0 

 

The aim of these trenching programs was to thoroughly define drill targets. On the 22nd of November, the Company commenced a 5000m Diamond Drilling program with the intent of delivering a preliminary resource on the Capim Grosso Graphite Project.  

Capim Grosso graphite project square kilometers

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Armando Farhate, COO & Head of Graphite Marketing and Sales states “The Geological work performed at Capim Grosso thus far is starting to reveal the huge potential of this deposit and is in line with the expectations that we have had since the beginning. Brazil has always been a graphite powerhouse and this project will further increase the country’s importance in this market.”

Following the two previous trenching programs conducted at Capim Grosso. The aim of these trenching programs was to thoroughly define drill targets. On November 22, 2021, the Company commenced a 5000m Diamond drilling program.  Once the drilling data is available, the Company intends to retian a qualified person to prepare an initial NI 43-101 resource estimate on the Capim Grosso Graphite Project.

Bridging the Gap

“Gratomic has always been a forward-thinking company, intent on establishing itself as a multinational graphite company.  The addition of the Capim Grosso graphite project solidifies this goal and secures the company’s ability to one day be a significant contributor in bridging the ever-increasing gap between graphite supply and demand,” says Arno Brand President & CEO.

Capim Grosso graphite

Upon receiving grab sample results, the Company commenced two trenching programs in August and October 2021. These two trenching programs included the excavation of 42 trenches on site varying in length from approximately 30 to 145 meters and from 1 to 6 meters in depth. These trenches were excavated in areas where grab sample results were positive, or where surface graphite was observed. 31 of the 42 trenches intersected graphite mineralization and an extent of 4 km of mineralized strike length has been confirmed. 

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