Samples from areas indicating surface graphite were considered and channel sampling was conducted in areas where mineralized outcrops are well expose.

During the prospecting work, 49 grab samples and 39 channel samples were taken.

Significant graphite was observed in carbonate-rich units such as marble, calcsilicate rocks and other paragneiss.

Lomiko Metals CEO Paul Gill said: "The extent of near surface graphite mineralization at Quatre Milles West is an unexpected surprise that prompted our geological team to investigate further.

"Prospecting now confirms we have a new discovery that merits a drilling campaign."

A graphite tectonic enrichment revealed an E-W direction diving lower to the South.

"The graphite bodies generated by tectonic enrichment will be thin and limited to the fertile lithologies," the company said.