Vancouver, B.C., September 12, 2013 - BIG NORTH GRAPHITE CORP. (NRT.V) (the "Company" or "Big North"), is pleased to announce its second consecutive month of amorphous sales since the Company started test mining of the Nuevo San Pedro Mine in May of 2013. This month's sales totaled 238 tons. The graphite was screened to a 3/4 minus product at the Company's processing facility located in Sonora, Mexico. The finished graphite product has been sold and delivered to a customer within Mexico.
The Company began construction of a processing facility in April and commenced test mining at the Nuevo San Pedro project in May of 2013. In August of 2013, the Company completed its first graphite sale.
Big North President Spiro Kletas stated, "We are pleased to continue with sales of amorphous graphite from our projects in Sonora Mexico. The Management and Board of Big North Graphite feel confident in the Company's ability to create a successful business for our shareholders in amorphous graphite. The Company will continue to focus on increasing production, enhancing processing, growing sales and securing long-term offtake partners."
Big North, through its Mexican subsidiary Grafito la Barranca SA de CV, holds a 100% interest in the Aki Wiki concession and has a 50/50 joint venture on the Nuevo San Pedro Project. Both concessions are located in the San Jose de Moradillas region, a region that has produced graphite for more than 100 years. San Jose de Moradillas is located approximately 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Hermosillo, Mexico.
About Big North Graphite Corp.
Big North is a graphite development and exploration company focused on select projects in Mexico and Canada. The Company recently acquired 3 past producing amorphous graphite mines in Sonora, Mexico and is working towards accelerating the restart of the Nuevo San Pedro amorphous graphite mine. Big North is currently in the Test Mining phase at Nuevo San Pedro.
Recently, Big North announced that the Company had started the assembly of a processing plant that will be used for crushing, screening, sizing and drying of graphite to the specifications of future customers. Further, the Company has commenced a strategy of buying unprocessed amorphous graphite from local miners who do not possess the ability to process or ship to end users. Big North also owns high priority, large flake graphite exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
For further information please contact Spiro Kletas at (604) 629-8220.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
(signed) "Spiro Kletas"
President and Chief Executive Officer
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The Company has not established mineral resources and has not completed a valid mining study (as defined by NI 43-101) to support its production decision at the Nuevo San Pedro Mine. Historically, a production decision under these circumstances results in much higher economic or technical risk. Furthermore, without a pre-feasibility or feasibility study and a graphite reserve, there can be no assurance that operations at Nuevo San Pedro will be profitable.
Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, the Company will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by the Company.
SOURCE: Big North Graphite Corp.