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         Albany Graphite Deposit               

    Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. has discovered the largest and very rare ultra high-purity
graphite deposit in Northern Ontario called the Albany Graphite Deposit. Zenyatta’s
deposit contains the largest and only high purity hydrothermal (volcanic in nature)
graphite mineralization being developed in the world.  

     High purity graphite is gaining prominence at a time when Zenyatta discovered a very rare
hydrothermal graphite deposit, which can be upgraded with very good crystallinity without the
use of aggressive acids and high temperature thermal treatment. Zenyatta has discovered an
easy and environmentally friendly process that consist of grinding, floating and caustic
treatment using sodium hydroxide. The company has been able to achieve an
‘extraordinary’ carbon purity result of  >99.9 percent in bench-scale tests, using this
proprietary and environmentally safe method of purification.





     The Albany Graphite Deposit is located 30km north of the Trans-Canada Highway and is
situated in the proximity of power lines and a natural gas pipeline. The Graphite deposit is
located near the community of Constance Lake First Nation, as well as the town of Hearst in
northeastern Ontario. A rail line is located 70km from the deposit and an all-weather road
exists approximately 4km from the deposit.




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 Geology of the Deposit 

     The Albany Graphite Deposit is comprised of two vertical, carrot-shaped breccia pipes which have been determined to extend to a minimum of 500m and both are open at depth. The deposit has no surface expression as it is overlain by muskeg, glacial till and Paleozoic carbonate rocks of the James Bay Lowlands. Petrography and geochemistry by Dr. Conly and his research group indicate that the graphite-hosting, igneous intrusive breccias are predominantly syenite.

      Graphite occurs in the matrix as disseminated crystals, crystal aggregates and veins, as well as along crystal boundaries and as small veins penetrating the breccia fragments. The gangue mineralogy of the matrix consists predominantly of feldspar, moderate quartz, minor phlogopite and amphibole and trace amounts of pyrite, pyrrhototie and magnetite. Both pipes are intruded by a syenite sill, which post-dates the graphite mineralization.

     The deposit is interpreted as near surface volcanic vent breccias that formed during the ascent of carbon-rich fluids (carbon dioxide and methane) that separated from the alkalic magmas of the Albany Alkalic Complex.



Conly & Moore 2015, British Columbia Geological Survey Paper

2015-3, pp. 173-185 


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