Caribou King Resources has started a large-scale exploration program at its Buckingham graphite property in southern Quebec, Canada.

Under the program, which will be undertaken in two phases, the company will carry out a ground-based electromagnetic (EM) survey covering about 75% of the property.

A detailed mapping and sampling campaign will then be carried out across the entire property.

The program intends to collect the required data in order to plan a drilling campaign.

The company has already completed the first lines of the EM survey and the first phase of the program is expected to be finished within five weeks.

Under phase two, the company will take assays and structural measurements for a better understanding of the extent and continuity of mineralization on the property.

Caribou King Resources CEO and director Mike England said: "We are excited going forward as we begin our exploration program at Buckingham. Our approach has been well-calculated by our technical team to be both efficient and expedient.

"Pending results of the current program, we expect to have a drilling program planned by November 2015."

The Buckingham property features eight claim blocks totaling 480ha. Caribou King said assays from the facility have yielded values as high as 81.1% with purities of more than 99.2% Ct (total carbon) obtained from basic flotation.