StratMin Rises 151 Percent After Great Graphite News Week

StratMin Rises 151 Percent After Great Graphite News Week

Investors responded positively to two pieces of news released by the company this week. StratMin announced a five-year offtake agreement on Tuesday and on Thursday said there is "significant potential to find more graphite mineralisation" at its Loharano project.

Jon Hykawy: Quashing the Graphite Rumor Mill

Stormcrow Capital's president and director, Jon Hykawy, spoke with Graphite Investing News to help dispel some of the rumors floating around the graphite space.

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Company News

Elcora Releases Results of First Tests on Ragedara Graphite

Elcora Resources Corp. (TSXV:ERA) put out the results of the first stage of tests aimed at determining whether graphite from the Ragedara mine is suitable "for the production of high expansion ratio expandable graphite."

Canada Carbon Makes Significant Graphite Discovery on Miller Property

Canada Carbon Makes Significant Graphite Discovery on Miller Property

Canada Carbon (TSXV:CCB) announced that the VN6 showing has been identified as the most significant graphite zone on the Miller project. Extensive trenching and drilling are currently underway to test the conductive anomaly at various points, with drilling to date revealing that the mineralization continues to depth.

Magnis Reports Further Positive Metallurgical Testing Results

Magnis Resources Ltd. (ASX:MNS) announced that ongoing metallurgical testing of ore from Block F South at its Tanzania-based Nachu graphite project continues to return "consistently high proportions of large and jumbo flakes in graphite concentrates."

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Market News

Australian Graphite Industry Seeing Increased Interest

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence released a report on the booming Australian graphite industry. The excitement about the sector has largely been spurred by interest in Syrah Resources Ltd. (ASX:SYR).

The Unexpected Challenge Ahead for Tesla’s Gigafactory

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence said in a report that the biggest challenge facing Tesla Motors Corp.'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) gigafactory will be "[t]ruly understanding the difference between commodities and specialist products."

EU to Spend $1.3 Billion on Graphene Research Fund

The Graphene Flagship, a $1.3-billion research fund, was recently established by the European Union "[a]fter decades of watching Asia and the U.S. cash in on ideas developed by European scientists."

China’s Graphene Emphasis Hurting Graphite Industry

Industrial Minerals reported that though China seems to be the world leader in graphene research, GRAPCHINA 2014 participants believe the country isn't placing enough emphasis on its graphite industry.

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