Montviel (ETR, Nb)2

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GéoMégA développe son projet d’éléments de terres rares ETR/Niobium Montviel, détenu à 100% par la société.

Montviel bénéficie d’un accès permanent, d’infrastructures publiques et de main-d’œuvre expérimentée dans ses environs immédiats. Le site du projet est situé à environ 100km au nord de la ville de Lebel-sur-Quévillon (pop.2800) et 45 km à l’ouest de la Première nation crie de Waswanipi (pop. 1800 ) dans la partie sud urbanisée du Nord du Québec.

Le projet porte une redevance nette de 2 % à NioGold Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NOX). Il n’y a pas de passifs environnementaux relatifs au projet, et ce dernier n’est soumis à aucun litige. Les seuls permis requis pour exercer le travail sont les permis d’aménagement forestier. Il n’y a présentement aucune infrastructure d’exploitation minière sur le site.

Le projet est composé de 164 titres miniers, pour un total d’environ 9100 hectares.

Montviel a un accès permanent par l’intermédiaire d’un réseau de chemins forestiers surdimensionnés, précédé de 57 km sur la route 113, qui relie Val d’Or et Chibougamau. L’équipement lourd peut être mobilisé par camion directement sur le site du projet.[/ct_tab][ct_tab title=”Geologie”]

Regional Geology

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Montviel is located in the eastern part of the Superior geological province, at the junction between the Opatica and Abitibi sub-provinces. The Montviel alkaline intrusion, dated at 1,894 Ma, is enclosed in the Nomanstonalite, dated at 2,708.9 Ma.

It is mainly composed of a carbonatite intrusion measuring approximately 10 x 3 km for a total of 32 square km. The ferrocarbonatite Core Zone,where the highest REE and Niobium values have been found to date, covers an area of approximate 3 square km. To date, GéoMégA has defined the REE/Niobium mineralized ferrocarbonatite over a length of 900 meters (NE-SW), a width of 650 meters (NW-SE) and vertically up to 750 meters in depth.

Core Zone Geology

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Located on the southern margin of the Core Zone, the heavy REE zone (“HREE-S Zone”) was intersected by five (5) drill holes over a length of 350 m (East-West), 20 m wide (North-South) and 230 m vertically. The zone remains open at depth.
The heavy REE enriched minerals are fluorocarbonates similar to those found in the Core Zone. The 3D modeling and the mineralogical and geochemical characterization, realized in collaboration with the “Université du Québec à Montréal”, resulted in a geological interpretation of the HREE-S Zone.

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In addition, this work identified a new heavy REE zone, located on the North-western margin of the Core Zone.

The width of the HREE-S Zone, and the preliminary interpretation of a 2nd zone, confirm the excellent potential of the Montviel carbonatite to contain heavy REE enrichment.” comments Alain Cayer, Vice-President Exploration of GéoMégA.

Drill holes MVL-13-80 and MVL-13-82 completed Phase 3 and defined the east and west extremities of the HREE-S Zone.

Phase 3 Highlights – (Diamond Drilling of 2,058 metres)
Hole Section/Dip/ Azimuth From To Core Length(1) TREO(2) Dysprosium
Neodymium oxide Europium

Terbium oxide

(m) (m) (m) (%) ppm ppm ppm ppm
77 7+25W/ 150º/ -45º 172.5 181.85 9.35 1.13% 101 2,389 103 28
196.6 205.1 8.50 0.85% 118 1,606 85 30
78 6+35W/ 150º/ -45º 180.0 207.35 27.35 1.43% 170 2,495 118 40
Inc. 183.0 190.5 7.50 2.38% 384 4,667 242 90
Inc. 183.0 184.5 1.50 1.13% 830 1,662 230 172
79 5+45W/ 150º/ -45º 231.0 243.0 12.00 1.85% 101 2,896 129 25
81 8+15W/ 150º/ -45º 186.0 208.5 22.50 0.69% 105 1,388 77 24
83 7+70W/ 150º/ -45º 240.0 253.5 13.50 0.76% 112 1,595 87 28
259.5 267.0 7.50 0.66% 112 1,610 75 28
282.0 300.0 18.00 0.55% 100 1,190 74 25
1. True width is estimated between 60 to 75% based on structural interpretation of the HREE-S Zone.
2. Cerium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, Praseodymium are the most abundant rare earth oxides.
3. 0.1% = 1 kg/ton ; 1 ppm = 1 gram/ton.

Drill Sections

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6+80W, 6+35W, 5+90W, 5+45W

3D Modeling

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3D Model Montviel June 17, 2015

This preliminary 3D modelling helps spatially visualize Montviel deposit and the proposed access ramp.
This model and any associated infrastructure in it is subject to change in the future without any prior notice.

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Total Mineral Resources

NSR Value(CAD$/tonne) Category MillionTonnes TREOGrade (%) Pr2O3 Nd2O3 Eu2O3 Nb2O5
Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade(ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg)
335 Indicated 82.4 1.51 766 63.2 2,452 202.0 52 4.3 1,715 141.3
312 Inferred 184.2 1.43 746 137.4 2,433 448.3 47 8.7 1,315 242.3

Dysprosium Zone (included in Total mineral resources above)

NSR Value(CAD$/tonne) Category MillionTonnes TREOGrade (%) Pr2O3 Nd2O3 Tb2O3 Dy2O3
Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade(ppm) Contained (M kg) Grade (ppm) Contained (M kg)
234 Indicated 0.37 0.84 421 0.2 1,628 0.6 26 0.01 109 0.04
241 Inferred 2.58 0.94 459 1.2 1,693 4.4 23 0.06 94 0.24
1. Mineral resources are estimated and reported in compliance with NI 43-101. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.
2. Mineral resources are estimated and reported in compliance with NI 43-101.
3. Mineral resources are estimated at an NSR cut-off value of CA$180 per tonne.
4. Discounted metal price assumptions for REO of: US$4.70/kg for La2O3, US$2.90/kg for Ce2O3, US$64.50/kg for Pr2O3, US$57.30/kg for Nd2O3, US$5.80/kg for Sm2O3, US$501.20/kg for Eu2O3, US$10.80/kg for Gd2O3, US$572.80/kg for Tb2O3, US$304.30/kg for Dy2O3 and US$7.20/kg for Y2O3.
5. Metal recovery assumptions: 90.8% for La2O3, 87.9% for Ce2O3, 90.3% for Pr2O3, 90.7% for Nd2O3, 86.4% for Sm2O3, 85.6% for Eu2O3, 79.3% for Gd2O3, 75% for Tb2O3, 61.7% for Dy2O3 and 49.1% for Y2O3.
6. Metal price and recovery assumptions of US$45/kg and 65.5% respectively for Nb2O5.
7. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

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An initial resource estimate was completed on September 20, 2011 by SGS Géostat from Blainville, Quebec. The initial resource estimate encompasses the mineralization identified in the ferrocarbonatite Core Zone covering approximately 750 meters by 400 meters and a vertical depth of 450 meters. The resource estimate is based on 19 of the 20 diamond drill holes (8,856m) drilled between December 2010 and May 2011.

Initial NI 43-101 resource estimate report.

Phase 2-3 compilation report.

Montviel carbonatite-hosted REE-Nb deposit, Abitibi, Canada: Geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and genesis. Nadeau et al. 2015.

Transfert des REE du Manteau au Bouleau (REE transfer from mantle to trees). Divex. 2015.

2015 NI 43-101 Updated Resource Estimate for Montviel.

Evolution of Montviel alkaline–carbonatite complex by coupled fractional crystallization, fluid mixing and metasomatism. Nadeau et al. 2015. Part I / Part II.

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The primary objective of the baseline environmental study (“BES”) conducted by Geodefor was to collect a sufficient amount of environmental data based on existing information and field surveys to refine the technical description of the project and integrate it into a future environmental and social impact study (“ESIS”), which is required under the Environment Quality Act (R.S.Q., c. Q-2). This study defined the reference state of the receiving environment prior to establishment of the Project. In general, no major constraints to the installation of mining infrastructures were identified in the baseline environmental study conducted by Geodefor.

2011 GEODEFOR – Baseline Conclusion & Recommendation.

2013 ROCHE – Baseline

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