Arianne Resources Inc. Issues Update on the Transportation Component of its Lac
a Paul Mining Project, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec,
Public consultations on ore transportation begin
ALMA, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- The management of Arianne
Resources Inc. ("Arianne" or the "Company") (TSX
VENTURE:DAN)(FRANKFURT:JE9N)(OTCBB:DRRSF) is pleased to announce the
commencement of public consultations on the Transportation component
of its project to operate a phosphate mine in Lac a Paul, located at
kilometre 168 on Chemin des Passes, in the Lac-Saint-Jean region.
Public meetings will be held in municipalities most likely to be
affected by road transportation, namely:
-- Saint-Ludger-de-Milot, March 25, 2013, 7 p.m., Chalet recreatif (10
chemin de la Plage)
-- Sainte-Monique, April 2, 2013, 7 p.m., Salle de l'age d'or (121 rue de
-- Saint-Coeur-de-Marie, April 8, 2013, 7 p.m., Salle de l'age d'or (5791
avenue du Pont Nord)
-- Alma, April 10, 2013, 7 p.m., Hotel Universel (1000 boulevard des
Following these consultations, Arianne intends to create a Working
Group on Transportation, with community representatives and experts
in an effort to optimize this major component of the project.
The scenario currently under study involves transporting ore by road
using heavy haulage trucks from the mine to a sorting centre located
north of Saint-Ludger-de-Milot. The ore will then be transported by
standard truck to a transfer yard located near the former Rio Tinto
Alcan plant in Alma. From this location, the apatite concentrate will
be shipped by train to North American markets or to the deep-water
port in Grande-Anse, Saguenay, to supply mainly international
During a press conference in Alma, the CEO of Arianne, Mr. Bernard
Lapointe, reiterated, in the presence of numerous guests including
the mayor of Alma, Mr. Marc Asselin, the importance of developing
this project in collaboration with local communities. "It has always
been of paramount importance for us that our project be developed in
harmony with affected populations", stated Mr. Lapointe.
In collaboration with municipal authorities in Alma, Arianne intends
to pursue discussions with representatives from
the Ministere des
Transports (MTQ) to make sure the project to build a bypass road in
the Isle Maligne area continues to progress. Discussions to this
effect are currently underway with representatives from the Quebec
Arianne also intends to take part in maintenance committees for
certain gravel roads in the Maria-Chapdelaine and Fjord-du-Saguenay
MRCs, which may eventually be used as secondary access roads to its
Lac a Paul mining site, under its emergency preparedness plan.
The beginning of the mine construction is expected for 2014 while the
exploitation will start in 2016. The environmental and social impact
assessment will be filed to the Ministere of Sustainable Development,
Environment, Wildlife and Parks (MDDEFP) during summer 2013. Then,
Lac a Paul project will be submitted for public approval by the
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE).
Arianne Resources Inc. (www.arianne-inc.com) owns and is developing
the Lac a Paul phosphate-titanium deposit to produce a superior-grade
apatite concentrate grading close to 40% P2O5. The Company currently
has 76 M shares issued.
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accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Bernard Lapointe, CEO
Jim Cowley, President
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