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Graphite Market News Directory
Macauhub reported that Australian miner Triton Minerals has made a significant graphite outcrop discovery during prospecting in the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique. The company will start test drilling as soon as it obtains a mining license for Balama Norte.
Mining Weekly reported that Lincoln Minerals has launched the construction of a$1.9 million plant which will produce graphite concentrate for its Kookaburra Gully project.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on the serendipitous discovery of graphene and the endless possibilities presented by its discovery.
Business Insider reported on the latest technology in desalination — removing salt from seawater — could prove to be a game-changer for the industry as a whole. At the crux of this technology sits graphene, whose honeycomb lattice structure trap the salt and other impurities.
Reuters reported that due to weak demand for graphite materials used for electronics, SGL Group (OTC Pink:SGLFF), a German graphite specialist, issued a 2013 core earnings forecast that is lower than the market expected.
Mining Weekly reported that Zenyatta Ventures is investing on a rare kind of natural graphite, which it claims to be able to compete with synthetic graphite while significantly reducing the cost of production.
The Financial Post reported that Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. said the results from the tests made by SGS Canada Inc. on February 5 using two leaching processes on its Albany graphite deposit yielded 99.7% purity and 99.96% purity, respectively, with the latter using a simple and cheap method.
Mining News has reported that Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSXV:GPH) has found a vast graphite deposit in Northwest Alaska and the drilling has confirmed thick zones of graphitic carbon that rival the top tier of graphite carbon projects around the world.
Given the frequency of its attention this year, it's fair to say that 2012 was the year of graphite. Much of its attraction comes from the increasingly high-tech demand in applications such as Li-ion batteries, fuel cells, vanadium-redox batteries, pebble bed reactors and graphene, just to name a few.