NEW ORLEANS, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Bauxite Corporation (“First Bauxite” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:FBX) (FRANKFURT:FBI) (BERLIN:FBI) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Guyana Industrial Minerals Inc (GINMIN), received a purchase order from a customer in China for 1,000 metric tonnes of bauxite ore.  The Company expects to ship the ore to the customer in May 2018.   The purchase order is a result of the Company’s product and market development initiatives to sell its high-quality bauxite ore in an improving market to produce sintered bauxite.  The Company's recently completed trial production tests indicate the final sintered product will have an Al2O3 content > 92.0%, a Fe2O3 content < 0.5% and a BSG > 3.25/g/cm³. 

As disclosed previously, the Company was granted approval by the Government of Guyana to ship up to 40,000 metric tonnes of raw bauxite ore in 2018 for product and market development.  Small scale production trials at Bonasika began recently using contract mining and further beneficiation of the ore in the Company’s pilot trommel wash plant.  The Company is continuing to seek financing for continued operations in addition to the full development of its Bonasika project in Guyana.  Pending receipt of such financing, the Company’s objective would be to commence full scale mining operations in 2H 2019.

The Company is also exploring opportunities to access idle kiln capacity in North America and Europe.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of First Bauxite Corporation

Alan Roughead
President & CEO

About First Bauxite

First Bauxite Corporation (TSX-V:FBX) is a Canadian natural resources company engaged in the exploration and development of bauxite deposits in Guyana, South America. The Company intends to produce and sell bauxite raw ore from its facility in Guyana and intends to produce sintered refractory products and ceramic proppants for the refractory and energy industries in the future. The Company has its head office in New Orleans, Louisiana and is managed by experienced professionals with worldwide experience in the global industrial minerals industry across a number of industrial minerals. For further information on First Bauxite Corporation, please visit our corporate website at www.firstbauxite.com.

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Certain statements contained herein constitute “forward-looking information” pursuant to Canadian securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as “will”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “expects” and similar expressions. These statements include, but are not limited to, the expected timing of shipment of the bauxite ore to the Company’s customer in China, statements regarding the continued advancement of the Bonasika Project (including the estimated commencement of full scale mining operations after receipt of financing) and the Company’s development plans. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Actual results may materially differ from expectations, if known and unknown risks or uncertainties affect the Company’s business, or if the Company’s estimates or assumptions prove inaccurate. Factors that could cause results or events to differ materially from current expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to, risks related to indebtedness; the ability of the Company to negotiate and complete future funding transactions and either settle or restructure its convertible debt that is due on June 30, 2018; the effect of capital market conditions and other factors on capital availability; availability of sufficient financing to fund planned or further required work in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; continuing support of the Government of Guyana for the Bonasika Project; execution of the Company’s existing plans as budgeted, including development programs for the Bonasika Project, which may change due to changes in the views of the Company or if new information arises which makes it prudent to change such budget, plans or programs, including the results of future trials and testwork or any inability to reproduce test results on a commercial scale or in the field, and other risks affecting the Company or the mining industry more fully described in the Company’s continuous disclosure documents, which are available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at  www.sedar.com. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or any other reason.

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First Bauxite Corporation
Telephone: +592-223-4396
Email: info@firstbauxite.com
Website: www.firstbauxite.com