Orbite owns 100% of 99 mineral claims totaling approximately 55 km2 as well as one mining lease of 98.5 hectares at a site near Grande-Vallée, Québec. 

This is the site of the Grande-Vallée aluminous clay deposit, which has a 1.04 billion tonnes Indicated Mineral Resource. For more information, see our Annual Information Form dated March 31, 2017 for the year ended December 31, 2016, specifically the section entitled “Mineral Exploration Properties”.

An independent, NI 43-101 compliant geologist’s report by Jean-Guy Levaque, B.Sc.A., P.Eng. has confirmed the presence of a highly homogeneous aluminous clay deposit - an unusual and extensive rock formation - with an average grade of 23.37% alumina. The Marin sector is one of three significant sectors of clay minerals with high alumina content delineated on the site thus far. Following results obtained by Orbite’s pilot plant, these can now be referred to as “Indicated Resources.” Conservatively estimating a density of 2 tonnes per cubic metre, the indicated resource is approximately 1 billion tonnes on this site alone. Access to the surface ore is relatively easy, using conventional heavy mining equipment. There is no need for blasting. Orbite’s plant and properties are located near the biggest aluminum smelters in America.

The Company filed a revised AIF on December 23, 2016 to announce it does not intend to update the PEA at this stage as it no longer considers its Grande-Vallée deposit as a material property under the terms of NI 43-101. However, given the past investments on the Grande-Vallée deposit which have indicated the existence of sufficient quantities of aluminous clay to operate the SGA Plant, the Company nevertheless maintains the mining of the Grande-Vallée deposit in its long-term objectives.

A Strategic Location

The Grande-Vallée property benefits from a very strategic location, close to a major road and to ports. From there, alumina can be shipped via the St. Lawrence Seaway to local smelters directly, or exported.


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