Focus Graphite Reports New Exploration Drilling Results at Lac Knife-66.8 m Grading 14.7% Cgr

Focus Graphite Reports New Exploration Drilling Results at Lac Knife-66.8 m 
Grading 14.7% Cgr 
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/05/13 -- Focus Graphite Inc.
(TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) ("Focus" or the
"Corporation") is pleased to report the results of the fall 2012
exploration drilling program on the Lac Knife Property (the
"Property"), located in the Grenville Geological Province of
northeastern Quebec. Twelve (12) NQ-sized core holes (total: 1,384 m)
were drilled to test the strike-length extension of the Lac Knife
graphite deposit up to 375 m to the South of the deposit's West limb.
The 12 exploration holes were spread over four (4) drill fences
spaced 100 m apart. 
Hole LK-12-170 drilled 175 m south of the deposit on Line 900 S
returned the best graphitic carbon (Cgr) intersection (Table 1): 


 
--  Hole LK-12-170: 66.8 m grading 14.68 % Cgr (from 54.9 to 121.7 m),
    including: 
    --   8.0 m grading 21.73% Cgr (from 54.9 to 62.9 m), 
    --  21.7 m grading 17.99% Cgr (from 70.0 to 91.7 m) and 
    --  21.3 m grading 18.22 % Cgr (from 100.4 to 121.7 m) 

 
Significant graphite intercepts are still encountered up to 375 m
south of the deposit as evidenced by Hole LK-12-174 drilled on Line
1100 S which intersected 20.9 m grading 19.31% Cgr (from 20.0 to 40.9
m), indicating that the deposit remains open to the south. All the
significant intercepts (Cgr greater than 5%) are summarized below in
Table 1.  
Focus Graphite President and CEO Gary Economo said: "Once again Lac
Knife confirms its status and potential as a world-class and
valuable, high-grade graphite property. 
"The new drill results indicate a significant strike length extension
south of our main deposit as well as in the continuity and thickness
of grade - those key elements required for building additional
tonnage," Mr. Economo said. 
Focus Graphite's two-phase summer 2013 drilling program will further
map the limits of the graphite deposit as well as test new ground
geophysical anomalies on the property, Mr. Economo said. 
Table 1: Summary of best graphitic carbon (Cgr greater than 5%) drill
core intersections from the 2012 exploration drilling program at the
Lac Knife property. 


 
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Section                       Total                    Core Cgr(ii)      S 
800S       Azimuth    Dip length (m)   From     To Length(i)    (%)     (%)
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LK-12-166     N076    -51        170   60.9   63.8       2.9   5.85    6.68
                                       89.1  109.0      19.9   6.19    2.34
                                       89.1  124.7      35.6  11.15    4.54
                                      109.0  124.7      15.7  17.44    7.34
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LK-12-167     N082    -45        101   31.9   48.1      16.2  20.94    7.40
                                       55.9   62.5       6.6   5.12    3.57
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LK-12-168     N082    -50        125   16.0   42.6      26.6  18.52    6.30
                                       68.2   77.2       9.1  22.29    7.76
                                       83.3   86.8       3.5  13.21    4.41
                                       94.3   97.7       3.4  14.85    3.57
                                                                           
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Section                       Total                    Core Cgr(ii)       S
900S       Azimuth    Dip length (m)   From     To Length(i)    (%)     (%)
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LK-12-170     N080    -45        132   54.9  121.7      66.8  14.68    5.16
                                       54.9   62.9       8.0  21.73    6.77
                                       70.0   91.7      21.7  17.99    5.55
                                      100.4  121.7      21.3  18.22    6.37
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LK-12-177     N080    -45        107   16.6   19.9       3.3   9.26    1.98
                                       28.6   34.5       5.9   7.11    2.35
                                       54.6   96.8      42.2  12.31    4.83
                                       54.6   62.5       7.9  20.26    7.63
                                       68.3   80.6      12.3  20.21    7.55
                                       84.3   96.8      12.5   7.33    3.14
                                                                           
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Section                       Total                    Core Cgr(ii)       S
1000S      Azimuth    Dip length (m)   From     To Length(i)    (%)     (%)
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LK-12-171     N100    -45        122   70.5   72.2       1.7  19.70    6.00
                                       90.7   92.4       1.7  16.29    3.18
                                      110.1  114.2       4.1   7.79    3.98
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LK-12-172     N080    -45        119   20.0   36.2      16.2  16.63    8.25
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LK-12-176     N080    -45        110   60.0   65.0       5.0   7.80    2.50
                                       81.5   89.9       8.4   7.11    2.82
                                                                           
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Section                       Total                    Core Cgr(ii)       S
1100S      Azimuth    Dip length (m)   From     To Length(i)    (%)     (%)
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LK-12-173     N080    -55         98   51.8   65.8      14.0  19.15    9.20
                                       84.6   89.6       5.0  21.26    9.12
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LK-12-174     N080    -50        125   20.0   40.9      20.9  19.31    7.37
                                       73.0   76.8       3.8  35.62    4.78
                                       86.0   94.4       8.4   6.09    3.41
                                                                           
(i)Significant Cgr intersection are expressed as core length because the    
host rocks are highly metamorphosed and locally migmatized and folded.      
However, the mineralization envelope interpreted from the historical data   
cross-cuts the drill holes at a high angle.                                 
                                                                            
(ii)All core sample carbon analyses performed by COREM and delivered as     
graphitic carbon (Cgr), internal analytic code LSA-M-B10, LECO high         
frequency combustion method with infrared measurement.                      

 
The mineralization at Lac Knife is hosted in biotite-quartz-feldspar
paragneiss and schist of the Nault Formation, in association with
iron formations of the Wabush Formation. These are equivalent to the
lower Proterozoic Labrador Trough rocks affected by the late
Proterozoic Grenvillian orogeny. Metamorphism associated with the
Grenvillian orogeny has resulted in the formation of economic grade
concentrations of graphite dominated by value-enhanced large flakes.  
The Lac Knife property comprises 57 map-designated claims covering
2,986.31 ha located in Esmanville Township (NTS map sheet 23B/11), 27
km south-southwest of the iron-mining town of Fermont, in the
Cote-Nord administrative district of Quebec. Focus acquired a 100%
interest in the property in October 2010. Maps showing the location
of the Lac Knife property as well as drill hole locations are
available on the company's website at www.focusgraphite.com.  
2012 Drill Program, Methodology and QA/QC 
The fall 2012 exploration drilling program at Lac Knife comprised 12
NQ-sized core holes for a total of 1,384 m. The drilling program was
designed to test the southern extension of the lac Knife graphite
deposit over a total strike length of 375 m. Details of hole collars
azimuth and dip as well as total length are provided in Table 1. The
12 holes were spread over four (4) 100m-spaced drill fences (800S,
900S, 1000S and 1100S). Each fence is comprised of three holes spaced
50 m apart with the exception of the hole LK-12-171 which is located
50 m north of fence 1000S due to land terrain conditions (see drill
holes location map available on the company's website at
www.focusgraphite.com). The complete set of section 800S, 900S, 1000S
and 1100S are also available on the company's website. 
The exploration drilling program at Lac Knife started in
mid-September 2012 and ended on September 26. The drilling was
performed by G4 Drilling of Val-d'Or, Quebec under the supervision of
IOS Services Geoscientifiques ("IOS") of Chicoutimi, Quebec.  
A total of 538 half-split NQ drill core samples were collected from
all 12 holes and shipped to IOS for sample preparation (crushing and
grinding). Once prepared, the samples were sent to the Consortium de
Recherche Appliquee en Traitement et Transformation des Substances
Minerales ("COREM"), an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified facility in
Quebec-City, for graphitic carbon (Cgr) analysis using LECO high
frequency combustion method with infrared measurement (internal
analytical code LSA-M-B10 for graphitic carbon; ISO 9686:2004). For
the measurement of graphitic carbon, the sample is pre-treated with
nitric acid, placed in a LECO capsule and introduced in the furnace
(1,380 degrees C) in an oxygen atmosphere. Carbon is oxidized to CO2.
After the removal of moisture, gas (CO2) is measured by an infrared
detector and a computerized system calculates the concentration of
graphitic carbon (Cgr). Total sulphur was also analyzed by LECO (code
LSA-M-B41) (Table 1). For sulphur determinations, the sample is
placed in a LECO capsule and introduced in the furnace (1,380 degrees
C) until sulphur is oxidized to SO2. After the removal of moisture,
gas (SO2) is measured by an infrared detector and a computerized
system calculates the concentration of total sulphur (%).  
Under the QA/QC program, 10% of the samples were analyzed by COREM
for total (code LSA-M-B45), organic (code LSA-M-B58), inorganic (code
LSA-M-B11) and graphitic (code LSA-M-B10) carbon as well as for total
sulphur (a total of 48 core samples). Duplicates of the same 48
samples were also sent to ACTLABS Laboratories of Ancaster, Ontario
(ISO/IEC 17025:2005 with CAN-P-1579) for graphitic carbon (code 5D -
C Graphitic) and total sulphur (code 4F - S Combustion infrared
detection) determinations and for 35 multi-element analysis using ICP
methods (code 1E2 - Aqua Regia). IOS introduced 42 standards, 51
duplicates and 36 blank samples into the batch of core sample as part
of the QA/QC program. 
Summer 2013 Drilling Program 
Focus is currently working on the design of a two-phase follow-up
drilling program on the Lac Knife property for the summer of 2013.
Phase I of this program will include infill drilling within the
limits of the deposit defined by the NI 43-101 compliant mineral
resource estimate (see Lac Knife PEA Technical Report available on
Focus' website or at www.sedar.com). Phase II will consist of an
exploration drilling program in order to test the geophysical
anomalies identified during last fall's ground magnetic and
horizontal loop electromagnetic (HLEM) survey done by G.L. Geoservice
Inc. and interpreted by Geophysique Camille St-Hilaire Inc., both
located in Rouyn-Noranda.  
About Focus Graphite 
Focus Graphite Inc. is an emerging mid-tier junior mining development
company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator.
Focus is the owner of the Lac Knife graphite deposit located in the
Cote-Nord region of northeastern Quebec. The Lac Knife project hosts
a NI 43-101 compliant Measured and Indicated mineral resource of
4.972 Mt grading 15.7% carbon as crystalline graphite with an
additional Inferred mineral resource of 3.000 Mt grading 15.6%
crystalline graphite. Focus' goal is to assume an industry leadership
position by becoming a low-cost producer of technology-grade
graphite. On October 29th, 2012 the Company released the results of a
Preliminary Economic Analysis ("PEA") of the Lac Knife project which
demonstrates that the project has an excellent potential to become a
producer of high quality flake graphite. As a technology-oriented
enterprise with a view to building long-term, sustainable shareholder
value, Focus invests in the development of graphene applications and
patents through Grafoid Inc. 
The technical information presented in this press release has been
reviewed by Benoit Lafrance, Ph.D., geo (Quebec), Focus
Vice-President of Exploration and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101. 
Forward Looking Statements - Disclaimer 
This news release may contain forward looking statements, being
statements which are not historical facts, and discussions of future
plans and objectives. There can be no assurance that such statements
will prove accurate. Such statements are necessarily based upon a
number of estimates and assumptions that are subject to numerous
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future
events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the Company's expectations are in our documents filed
from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and provincial
securities regulators, most of which are available at www.sedar.com
Focus Graphite disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or
update such statements. 
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. 
Contacts:
Mr. Gary Economo
President and Chief Executive Officer
613-691-1091, ext. 101
geconomo@focusgraphite.com
www.focusgraphite.com
 
 
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