Stephen Riddle, CEO of Asbury Graphite Mills Inc., has been in the business long enough to have seen companies come and go, sometimes more than once. He brings a realist's perspective to this Mining Report interview, and explains the questions he asks himself, as an investor, at each stage of mine development. He also comments on the supply-and-demand picture, and names the characteristics of his ideal graphite mine.
Researchers at Kansas State University have shown that a composite paper made of "interleaved molybdenum disulfide and graphene nanosheets" can be used as a negative electrode in sodium-ion batteries.
Focus Graphite released an updated NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate for its Lac Knife project, commenting that its measured and indicated mineral resource now sits at 9.6 million tonnes grading 14.77-percent Cg at a cut off of 3-percent Cg.
Earlier today, Saint Jean Carbon entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to "market, distribute and sell a range of synthetic graphite products" in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV:LMR) received a final receipt for its short form prospectus in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. The Prospectus qualifies the distribution of (i) a minimum of 6,818,182 units (the "Units") and a maximum of 27,272,727 Units of the Company at a price of $0.11 per Unit, and (ii) a maximum of 7,692,308 flow-through units of the Company at a price of $0.13 per Flow-Through Unit, for minimum total gross proceeds of $750,000 and maximum total gross proceeds of $4,000,000.
Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) is in a trading halt session state until March 10, 2014, pending a news release.
Focus Graphite Inc. (TSXV:FMS,OTCQX:FCSMF,FWB:FKC) announced the terms of the offtake agreement with a Chinese industrial conglomerate. The Agreement binds the parties to a minimum purchase of 20,000 tonnes per year of future production from Focus Graphite’s Lac Knife graphite property.
Shield Gold Inc. (TSXV:SHG), operating as Great Lakes Graphite, announced yesterday that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement under which it will acquire Rock Tech Lithium Inc.'s (TSXV:RCK) Quebec-based Lochaber graphite deposit.
Energizer Resources (TSX:EGZ) Senior VP Corporate Development Brent Nykoliation talks about the Molo flaked Graphite Project in Madagascar, their busy 2014 and upcoming bankable feasibility study expected in the 4th quarter of 2014.
Big North Graphite (TSXV:NRT) is the only TSX Venture company pursuing amorphous graphite. In 2014, the Company plans to advance the newly-acquired El Tejon Flake Graphite mine and mill in Mexico.
Xmet Inc. (TSXV:XME) President, Stephen Stewart, talks about the Blackflake Project in Ontario, located near the eastern and the northwestern margins of Zenyatta’s Albany project.
Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSXV:LMR) CEO, Paul Gill talks about Graphene 3D Laboratories and graphene in 3D printing.
In an article published this morning, Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores states that Tesla Motors Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) planned $5-billion lithium-ion battery "gigafactory" could increase natural graphite demand by 37 percent by 2020.
Simon Moores of Industrial Minerals reported yesterday that prices for large-flake graphite have now settled, "in both nominal and real terms," much higher than pre-global recession levels.
Industrial Minerals' Simon Moores reported Wednesday on the skepticism surrounding graphene's relevance to the graphite industry, commenting that he believes that most graphite miners and processors will not be interested in entering the graphene space.
Phys.org reported earlier this week that Northwestern University, along with the Center for Nanoscale Materials EMMD Group at Argonne, has for the first time demonstrated the growth of graphene on a silver substrate.