In June 2014, a ground geophysical team will work on delineating the five anomalies to further define drill targets.

Along with the ground geophysical program, the company will operate a sonic drilling program and it is currently in final talks with the surface owner with plans to drill in early June.

The samples are being processed by ActLabs of Ancaster, Ontario and the results are expected in early June.

Alabama Graphite CEO Ron S Roda said: "The next few months are critical in defining that we have a best-in-class resource.

"Given that this is the same group of professionals that went from zero to an NI 43-101 defined resource in ten months, we are confident in their ability to deliver in a timely manner."