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Next Graphite Preparing for Additional Sampling and Blasting of Underground Veins

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2016 / Next Graphite, Inc. (OTC PINK: GPNE) ("Next Graphite," "GPNE" or the "Company"), a graphite exploration/development stage company in the African Republic of Namibia, is pleased to announce significant progress in completing an assessment of graphite reserves at its Aukam graphite site.

  • A survey of the old mine workings has been completed and survey plans have been submitted to the Department of Mines, as per regulations.
  • Mechanical scaling down of bad hangings has been completed in both Adit 1 and Adit 2. Split sets have been installed in sections of the Adits and iron bar and timber platforms have been installed.
  • A magazine, to house explosives cartridges, has also been built and the Company is awaiting inspection by relevant authorities.
  • Blasting of the bad ground that could not be bared down or supported by split Bars will be done as soon explosives arrive on site. Holes for this purpose have been drilled.

In addition, old mine workings are being cleaned both for safety and to allow geological mapping. The geological mapping will allow siting of exploration drill holes underground that will probe the down-dip extension of the ore body.

"I am very pleased with the continued progress at our Aukam site," said Cliff Bream, CEO of Next Graphite. "Geological mapping, drilling, metallurgical test works and market research by our joint venture has all contributed to this progress and to our upcoming feasibility assessment of the reserves at Aukam. We will continue our work quantifying this assessment."

About Next Graphite, Inc.:

Next Graphite, Inc. is an exploration / development stage company targeting the growing global graphite production industry with the Company's Africa-based Aukam Graphite Project. The Aukam Graphite Mine was established in 1940 in the current Republic of Namibia and produced USD $30 million of graphite at today's prices. The site is located on approximately 96,000 acres (34,082 hectares) in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz and is estimated to contain a significant amount of high grade, vein type graphitic material.

The property hosts three underground adits that were mined periodically between 1940 and 1974. Five dumps from the historical mining occur on the property and 73 samples from the lower three dumps were assayed and averaged 42% Cg. Next Graphite's joint venture is planning a bulk-sampling program at Aukam, and the joint venture has a letter of intent to sell the graphitic material produced during the program. Next also intends to put the historical mine back into production and is working on an application for a mining license. The Company's joint venture in Namibia maintains high safety and environmental standards and has a comprehensive strategy of social engagement.

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Paul DeRiso
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SOURCE: Next Graphite, Inc.