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.
Graphite One Resources announced yesterday that it has increased the existing inferred resource at its Alaska-based Graphite Creek deposit by 41 percent, to 37.68 million tonnes of 9.2-percent graphitic carbon at a cut off of 7-percent graphitic carbon.
China's recent halting of flake graphite production in Pingdu, Shandong, made headlines, and has many investors wondering how supply may shift. Simon Moores, manager of Industrial Minerals Data, tells The Mining Report that he sees an interesting dynamic unfolding in the graphite space over the next five years.
Mason Graphite announced today that it has signed a letter agreement that will see it pay $700,000 to buy up to 40 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of Group NanoXplore.
2014 will bring further challenges for graphite juniors, according to House Mountain Partners' Chris Berry, but some companies look poised to benefit.
Shares of graphite exploration company Lomiko Metals jumped from $0.06 to $0.185 between December 24 and 27, but no one seems to know why.
ASX-listed Syrah Resources is capping off 2013 with a mining licence for its Mozambique-based graphite-vanadium Balama project.