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Epstein Interviews Don Baxter of Focus Graphite

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The following exclusive interview of Don Baxter, President & COO of Focus Graphite (TSXV: FMS | OTCQX: FCSMF), was conducted on August 18-20 by phone and email. Focus Graphite is a leading contender to be one of the first graphite producers into action. According to Mr. Baxter, Focus could be up and running in 2016. A takeaway from this comprehensive interview is that Mr. Baxter believes that global demand for graphite could be stronger than currently forecast. I happen to agree. With China's exports in decline and demand for select graphite…

Energizer – Charging for the Next Phase

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A balmier breeze has been blowing through the halls, where graphite stocks lay shivering for a long while, and that has turned the focus (pardon the pun) back onto the carbon sub-sector and its more serious players. The graphite sector was never as over-run with wannabes as the Rare Earth space, so there was never the need for mass attrition as we saw in that less auspicious group. Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX: EGZ | OTCQX: ENZR) was previously called Uranium Star Corp. when I was first introduced to it a couple of…

Potential Tesla battery supplier Graphite One begins drilling at Graphite Creek

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Graphite One Resources Inc. (‘Graphite One’, TSXV: GPH | OTCQX: GPHOF) has  just announced that it will start drilling at its Graphite Creek Project, which the Company claims to be the only advanced stage large-scale, large flake graphite deposit in the United States. The Graphite Creek Property includes 129 claims covering a 6,799 hectares area in Alaska’s Seward Peninsula, just 65 kilometers north the Nome deep sea port. Graphite Creek presents a highly desirable mineralization, marked by coarse crystalline (big flakes) graphite (greater than 0.18 mm). On January 20, 2014, Graphite…

Does Graphene Undermine the Tesla Gigafactory Business Case?

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Let’s start with “Extant”. Every Wednesday night on CBS, this TV series returns with a new episode. Apart from the pleasure of watching Halle Berry, the show is compelling due to its combination of adventurous storylines and the use of near-future artificial intelligence technologies. “Extant” is set in an unspecified future with lots of gizmos and gadgets. The most interesting piece of futuristic technology is a robot son who needs his batteries changed every once in a while. Even though “Extant” is a science fiction, I wondered if there is any battery…

Grafoid joins global technology leaders at ‘science park’ in Kingston

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Focus Graphite (TSXV: FMS; OTCQX: FCSMF; FSE: FKC) is developing one of the most important graphite projects in North America at Lac Knife, Quebec. Focus has already signed a 10-year strategic agreement for up to 40,000 tons per year (400,000 ton total) of graphite concentrate with a Chinese-based industrial consortium located in the port city of Dalian, Lianing Province, China; one of the China’s most important centers for trade and industry, and home to many of high-tech companies. Grafoid Inc. is Focus Graphite’s graphene research and development partner, which has been…

Epstein interviews Paul Gorman on Great Lakes Graphite’s industrial minerals advantage

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The following interview of Paul Gorman, CEO of Great Lakes Graphite was conducted on July 29-30 by phone and email. Great Lakes Graphite stands out in many respects for a small cap company. As you read this interview, you will learn how Great Lakes differentiates itself from peers. This company really is moving at lightning speed and has a fully-developed game plan for success, including a number of near-term catalysts to watch for. Paul, in researching Great Lakes Graphite, you get consistently strong reviews for your background. Can you tell readers about your history in…

Mason Graphite expands resource and stock moves +25% in July

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Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason", TSX.V: LLG | OTCQX: MGPHF) has the potential to deliver very high purity graphite – up to 99.9% graphitic carbon content - in response to new industrial applications, using traditional processes, which require relatively modest investment. On July 29, Mason expanded its resource, announcing the discovery of high-grade intersections graphite in the northeastern extension of Lake Gueret beyond the original target zone. The drilling identified a mineralized interval of 98 m at 29.8% Graphitic Carbon (Gc) as part of its 2013-2014 exploration campaign, comprising 97 holes totaling…

Flake Graphite, bubble or not, the risk is greater for those betting against

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Australian graphite stocks have experienced a veritable boost in the past few weeks as many more companies have joined the graphite industry in expectation of much higher demand for Lithium-ion batteries (which, despite their name, use more graphite than lithium). Including China, the graphite sector now includes eight countries and there are promising resources being developed in Canada, the USA, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Sweden among others. Naturally, there are concerns – and justified ones – that nobody knows where the volume of graphite demand will be heading in the future.…

Hybrid and electric cars to help Japan fight way back into Chinese market

Japan is fighting to regain market share in China’s automobile sector with hybrid and electric cars being in the forefront of the effort. Nissan Motor has launched a demonstration test of its 300 electric vehicles in three Chinese cities ahead of the release of the EVs in China this autumn. And, in a research development, 3-D printing is coming to the electric car business. According to a report in China Daily, Japanese carmakers jointly held a market share of 19.4% in 2011. At their peak in 2008, they had more than…

Graphite investors very confident in Triton Minerals ultimate success

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Triton Minerals (ASX: TON) published exceptional results from the Nicanda Hill prospect at its Balama North graphite project in Mozambique last May. Triton’s property sits adjacent to Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite deposit, which is said to be the world’s largest. One of the highlights is a 220 meters long continuous mineralization, which promise even larger exploration targets than at first thought. Triton’s potential, therefore, is far greater than expected and 2014 could be a very exciting year. Investors, including institutional ones, have taken notice such that Triton has managed to obtain…
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Graphite One Commences Drilling And Work Programs At Graphite Creek – Closes Financing

August 27, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Graphite One Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GPH)(OTCQX:GPHOF) ("Graphite One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement of exploration on its 100 per cent (%) owned Graphite Creek Deposit located near Nome, Alaska, USA. Anthony Huston, President and CEO stated, "We are very pleased with the terrific progress we have made at Graphite Creek both…

Montero Acquires Moyale Graphite Project in Ethiopia

August 26, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MON) ("Montero") has entered into a binding agreement with Hulager General Import and Export plc, an Ethiopian company, to acquire up to an 80% interest in its wholly owned Moyale Graphite Project in Ethiopia (the "Property"). The agreement provides Montero six months to complete legal and technical due diligence…

Great Lakes Graphite Puts Lochaber Project on Production Fast Track

August 26, 2014 (Source: Great Lakes Graphite) -- Great Lakes Graphite Inc. ( “Great Lakes”the “Company”) reports that it has initiated a program to fast track the Lochaber Graphite Property towards production.  The first phase of this program includes detailed field work, laboratory work and the completion of a NI 43-101-compliant resource estimate. Great Lakes CEO Paul Gorman said “Our business…

Cavan Signs Agreement to Drill at Buckingham Graphite Property, Quebec

August 26, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- CAVAN VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:CVN) ("Cavan" or "the Company") is pleased to announce completion of an agreement with Lauzon-Foresterie Inc. (Thurso, QC), authorizing the Company to drill on forested portions of its 100% owned Buckingham graphite property, located adjacent to the historic Walker Graphite Mine in Buckingham Township, Quebec. In May, Magnor Exploration Inc. (La…

Stormcrow Capital Ltd. Initiates Coverage of Energizer Resources Inc.

August 25, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Energizer Resources Inc. (TSX:EGZ)(OTCQX:ENZR)(WKN:A1CXW3) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Stormcrow Capital Ltd. ("Stormcrow"), a Canadian research and technical consulting firm specializing in critical materials, has initiated equity analyst coverage of Energizer Resources. The initiation research report dated August 25, 2014 on Energizer Resources is available on Stormcrow's corporate research website at…

Scientists Fabricate Defect-Free Graphene, Set Record Reversible Capacity for Co3O4 Anode in Li-Ion Batteries

August 22, 2014 (Source: Phys.org) -- Graphene has already been demonstrated to be useful in Li-ion batteries, despite the fact that the graphene used often contains defects. Large-scale fabrication of graphene that is chemically pure, structurally uniform, and size-tunable for battery applications has so far remained elusive. Now in a new study, scientists have developed a method to fabricate defect-free graphene…

Cavan Retains GFSS for Land Negotations

August 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- CAVAN VENTURES INC. (TSX VENTURE:CVN) ("Cavan" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will retain Germain Favel Specialized Services Incorporated ("GFSS") to act on its behalf to identify and negotiate potential mineral interest acquisitions with First Nations in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. GFSS is a 100% privately-owned Aboriginal construction…
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