Partnership Agreement with Lebel-sur-Quévillon
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Montréal, August 6, 2013 – Geomega Resources Inc. (“GéoMégA” or the “Company“) (TSX.V: GMA) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Partnership agreement (the “Partnership”) with the City of Lebel-sur-Quévillon in the James Bay region of Québec. The Partnership is a statement of collaboration for the sustainable development of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium project based on principles of social responsibility, environmental protection and local economic benefits. The Partnership was signed in Lebel-sur-Quévillon by M. G￩rald Lemoyne, Mayor of Lebel-sur-Quévillon and M. Simon Britt, President and CEO of GéoMégA.
The Partnership provides for the creation of a Montviel Development Committee that will consolidate efforts towards mutual interest such as communication, local employment and the economic diversification.
“The City of Lebel-sur-Quévillon is pleased to sign this Partnership agreement with GéoMégA today. This is a first for the City who works in collaboration with the Economic Development Corporation to diversify its local economy. The Partnership consolidates the privileged relationship the City has established with GéoMégA.” comments Gerald Lemoyne, Mayor of the City of Lebel-sur-Quévillon.
“This Partnership agreement gives concrete form to our growing relationship since Montviel’s potential was revealed in February 2011. The team is honoured to share the development of Montviel with the city of Lebel-sur-Quévillon and its residents. The objective is to generate durable economic benefits for all stakeholders.” comments Simon Britt, President and CEO of GéoMégA.
Preliminary economic assessment of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium deposit
The Montviel project benefits from permanent access, public infrastructure and available labour in the immediate area. The mine design uses an underground approach via ramp access with paste backfill minimizing the environmental impacts. An initial annual production in the range of 2,000 tonnes of neodymium oxides is targeted. Anticipated project energy would be provided by the Hydro-Québec distribution grid using an average power line. A preliminary economic assessment by G Mining Services Inc. is expected by the end of calendar 2013.
About Lebel-sur-Qu￩villon (www.lebel-sur-quevillon.com)
The city of Lebel-sur-Quévillon, located on the outskirts of Lake Quévillon, enjoys an enchanting environment to attract new citizens and many tourists. All services to meet the needs of the citizens are at hand. A complete educational system leading to the high school diploma and a quick and effective health centre respond to family needs. For leisure, the city has arena, library, theatre, cinema, tennis court, cycle path, cross-country ski chalet and a beautiful beach. The golf course along the banks of the Lake and the municipal campsite, in the heart of nature, is near Lake Quévillon and all services. Lebel-sur-Quévillon is an urban experience in the heart of nature.
About the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium deposit
The Montviel project benefits from permanent access, public infrastructure and available labour in the immediate area. A Preliminary economic assessment by G Mining Services Inc. is expected in the upcoming months. Anticipated project energy will be provided by the Hydro-Québec distribution grid.
About GéoMégA (ressourcesgeomega.ca)
GéoMégA, which owns 100% of the Montviel Rare Earths/Niobium project located in Québec, is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the discovery and sustainable development of economic deposits of minor metals, such as Rare Earth Elements, Niobium and Graphite, in Québec. GéoMégA is committed to meeting Canadian mining industry standards and distinguishing itself with its innovative engineering, stakeholders engagement and its dedication to local transformation benefits.
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