Manicouagan Minerals Reports 23.28% Al2o3 and 468 Ppm Treo Over

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Manicouagan Minerals Reports 23.28% Al2o3 and 468 Ppm Treo Over 76.1 Metres in
the Initial Drilling Program at Its Cloridorme Aluminous Clay Property 
Toronto, Ontario CANADA, February 04, 2013 /FSC/ - Manicouagan Minerals Inc. 
(MAM - TSX Venture), "the Company" is pleased to report the results of the
initial orientation drilling program on its Cloridorme property located in the
Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. 
Drilling Program 
The objective of the drilling program was to determine the grade, thickness and
potential strike length of the aluminous red argillite (mudstone) formation
located by surface mapping and sampling in different sectors of the property
(see MAM Press Release dated August 2, 2012). A total of 533 metres, in six (6)
holes, of core drilling was completed in three sectors of the property (A, B and
C). The red and green aluminous mudstones were confirmed in each sector. A
surface plan map with drill-hole locations along with cross sections is
available on the Company's website. 
Cloridorme Drill Results
Sector Drill Hole From    To   Interval  Al<2>O<3    TREO 
ID      (m)       (m)     (m)     >(%)      (ppm)
A    CI-12-01   3.00     54.00    51.00    19.60      not 
CI-12-02   44.20    147.50   103.30   19.79      not 
B    CI-12-05   3.00     21.00    18.00    19.46      not 
CI-12-06   9.00     85.10    76.10    23.28   468.00
C    CI-12-03   12.00    45.00    33.00    23.39      not 
CI-12-04 12.00      78.00    66.00    23.74      not 
In Sector A, on the west end of the property, a steeply dipping band of red
aluminous mudstone with an estimated true thickness of 78 metres was intersected
with boreholes Cl-12-01 and Cl-12-02 which returned 51 metres at 19.60% Al2O3
(alumina) and 103.3 metres at 19.79% Al2O3 respectively. Hole CL-12-01 started
and ended in mineralization. Sector A is on strike with Orbite Aluminae's Marin
Deposit. Both holes are approximately 2.3 kilometres from Orbite's eastern claim
boundary. Four surface samples of red mudstones, 800 metres on strike west of
holes Cl-12-01 and 02, returned 18.78%, 19.67%, 20.25% and 20.34% Al2O3. 
In Sector B, approximately 6.6 kilometres east of Sector A, a band of red
mudstone with a minimum estimated thickness of 77 metres was intersected with
boreholes Cl-12-05 and 06 returning 18 metres at 19.46% Al2O3 and 76.10 metres
at 23.28% Al2O3 respectively. Both holes started in mineralization and only the
northern, the footwall, red mudstone/host rock contact was intersected. The red
mudstone unit remains open across the thickness. 
In Sector C, 2.5 kilometres east of Sector B, a 75 metre thick band of red
mudstone was intersected with boreholes Cl-12-03 and 04 returning 33 metres at
23.39% Al2O3 and 66 metres at 23.74% Al2O3 respectively. 
All red mudstone units intersected in the drilling are open at depth and along
strike and thickness
for Sector B. Collectively, the above assays represent a weighted average grade
of 21.6% Al2O3 over the intercepts of the six drill holes. 
The 76.10 metre red mudstone section in hole CL-12-06 was also analyzed for Rare
Earth Oxides and certain Rare Metals returning an average of 468 ppm TREO, 44.88
ppm Gallium oxide (Ga2O3) and 24.74 ppm Scandium oxide (Sc2O3). Rare Earth Oxide
assay results from a surface sampling program completed in June 2012 were
reported in MAM Press Release dated October 31, 2012. 
Total rare earth oxides (TREO) are defined as La2O3+ Ce2O3+ Pr2O3+ Nd2O3+ Sm2O3+
Eu2O3+ Gd2O3+ Tm2O3+ Dy2O3+ Er2O3+ Tb2O3+ Ho2O3+ Yb2O3+ Lu2O3+ Y2O3. 
The lighter rare earth oxides, La2O3+ Ce2O3+ Pr2O3+ Nd2O3+ Sm2O3+ Eu2O3, make up
79% of the TREO. 
All assaying was carried out by ALS Minerals of Vancouver BC. A quality
assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program was followed, with the insertion of
standard, blank and duplicate samples into the sample stream. 
The Company's CEO, Brian Carter, commented, "The assay results of the drilling
program are in line with the grades we expected for the red mudstones and are
very similar to the grades encountered by Orbite Aluminae. While we only assayed
for REE in one hole it again met our expectations. These results add further
confirmation of the potential of the Cloridorme property in terms of size and
"I would also like to inform our shareholders that we continue to make progress
through the regulatory process for approval of our proposed amalgamation with
Flemish Gold Corp." 
About Manicouagan 
The Company is a Canadian based exploration company focused on advancing its
aluminous clay property in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, which also contains
significant values of REE, and its gold projects in the Pickle Lake Gold Belt,
Ontario. The Company also has commodity projects including the Brabant Lake Zinc
deposit in Saskatchewan, and the Mouchalagane Nickel/Copper/PGE and HPM/Forgues
Nickel/Copper/Cobalt projects in Quebec. 
Qualified Person 
Exploration programs on the Company's Cloridorme property are carried out under
the supervision of Mr. Claude Britt, P.Geo. Mr. Britt has reviewed and verified
the technical content of
the information contained in this release and qualifies under the definition of
"Qualified Person" set out in National Instrument 43-101. 
Additional information about the Company and its exploration projects can be
found at 
Une traduction francaise de ce communique de presse est disponible a 
For further information contact:
W. Brian Carter, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 647 234 1583 
Forward Looking Statements
All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this
release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential
mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and
objectives of the Company, are forward-looking statements that involve various
risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations
are exploration risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made
by the Company with securities regulators. 
Potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature.  There has been
insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource at the Cloridorme property
to date, and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in such target
being delineated as a mineral resource. 
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
The maps and sections associated with this release can be viewed on the
Company's website at 
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Source: Manicouagan Minerals Inc. (TSX:V - MAM)
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