Grafite e grafene i materiali del futuro ?

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Che mazzate sui titoli della Grafite; per ora le sole perforazioni fatte sono quelle sul corso delle azioni.
Davvero dura rimanere freddi e mantenere le posizioni.

Sono curioso di sapere a che prezzo venderà la sua grafite la Flinders; ormai siamo a luglio e la miniera svedese dovrebbe essere in funzione. Da li capiremo molto di quello che sarà il futuro del settore.
 

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Flinders Commences Wet Commissioning at the Woxna Graphite Mine, Sweden

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2014) - Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FDR) provides an update on the final stages of work being completed to restart graphite production from the Woxna mine and processing facility in central Sweden. Woxna is a fully permitted brownfields graphite mine, having been on care and maintenance since 2001. The plant refurbishment is on track for recommencement of operations and production this month.





Key progress milestones over the last month include:
•All ordered equipment is on site and installed;
•Crushing campaign of the feed stockpile is complete;
•Wet commissioning of the processing plant is underway;
•Tailings dam civil works are substantially complete;
•Instrumentation and process controls is substantially complete;
•Site lab facility is installed and nearing completion.

Blair Way, President & CEO states, "Wet commissioning of the processing plant is progressing to plan, with the commencement of operations and production on track for this month. This re-start of production will place Flinders at the forefront of the graphite sector, with the ability to fill consumer needs and provide a sustainable European alternative to Chinese supply."
 

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Lomiko Announces Discovery of 23 New High Priority Magnetic Anomalies at Quatre Milles Flake Graphite Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2014) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(LMRMF)(DH8B.F) (the "Company") reports Consul-Teck of Val-d'Or and consulting firm Dubé & Desaulniers conducted a combined Magnetic and Very Low Frequency Electro-Magnetic (VLF-EM) survey on the West Block of the Quatre Milles Project for a total of 209.6 linear km. The survey is part of an extensive and comprehensive exploration plan at Quatre Milles for the 2014 season.





The goal of the program is to identify high grade, near surface graphite mineralization suitable for conversion to battery-grade graphite. The graphite industry could see exponential growth based on new demand for lithium-ion batteries which use 10 to 15 times as much graphite as lithium.

Telsa Motor Cars announced, "As we at Tesla reach for our goal of producing a mass market electric car in approximately three years, we have an opportunity to leverage our projected demand for lithium ion batteries to reduce their cost faster than previously thought possible."

Lomiko is also an investor in Graphene 3D Lab as of November 22, 2013 which aims to pioneer the manufacturing of electronic devices using graphene 3D printing filament and graphene printers. Currently, there are 11,000 patented or patent-pending graphene technologies which will require graphene material. Large companies such as General Electric, Lockheed-Martin and Samsung have confirmed their interest in Graphene uses. The graphite industry may see increased demand as a base material for the production of graphene. Lomiko will be able to participate in this new demand due to initial test results September 17, 2013 indicating graphite from Quatre Milles was converted to graphene oxide.

Previously reported drill results at Quatre Milles indicate extensive mineralization in the region. The Quatre Milles Project NI 43-101 Technical Report with all Phase I and historical drill hole results is available on the Lomiko web site. On March 13, 2014, Lomiko closed a financing for $ 5.5 million for the purposes of advancing the Quatre Milles Property and investing in technology.

In total, 88 VLF-EM conductors axis were identified. Of those, 23 new conductors are prioritized for further review. Conductors that are associated to magnetic anomalies are likely caused by pyrrhotite rich sulphide occurrences. However, most of the conductors do not show correlation with the magnetic signal and the strongest VLF-EM anomalies are thus possibly caused by graphite mineralization.

Lomiko will initially investigate the outlined anomalies by basic prospecting methods and follow-up with drilling at identified graphite zones. Strong magnetic anomalies that are not responding to the VLF-EM method also deserve further investigation. Sources identified as promising for mineralization discoveries could then be the object of resistivity/IP surveys that can be efficiently used to penetrate the ground at further depth and better image the geometry of conductive and chargeable sources.

Jean-Sebastien Lavallée (OGQ #773), geologist, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical content of this release.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer
 

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Certo che questa grafite è fonte di molti dolori per gli azionisti delle società minerarie; io sono dentro in sette società e stò subendo pesantissime perdite; pensavo che quello minerario fosse un comparto abbastanza stabile e invece mi sono ritrovato in un settore molto volatile (purtroppo al ribasso).
 

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MASON GRAPHITE ANNONCE LA CLÔTURE D’UN FINANCEMENT ADDITIONNEL DE 4.15 M$
NON DESTINÉ À LA DISTRIBUTION SUR LES FILS DE PRESSE AMÉRICAINS NI À LA PUBLICATION AUX ÉTATS-UNIS.
13 juin 2014
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" ou la "Compagnie") (TSX.V: LLG; OTCQX: MGPHF) est heureuse d’annoncer la clôture du financement additionnel annoncé le 28 avril 2014.
La Compagnie a complété un financement privé d’un montant total de 4 150 000 $ sous forme de débentures convertibles (les « Débentures ») avec trois institutions québécoises réputées : Sodémex Développement, s.e.c. (3 000 000 $), une filiale de la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, le Fonds de solidarité FTQ (950 000 $) ainsi que le Fonds régional de solidarité FTQ Côte-Nord (200 000 $). La Compagnie peut déclencher la conversion en actions ordinaires et anticiper le rachat à certaines conditions.
En lien avec la transaction, la Compagnie a par ailleurs émis sur une base proportionnelle un total de 2 075 000 bons de souscription (les « Bons de souscription »), chacun donnant droit à l’acquisition d’une action ordinaire de la Compagnie (les « Actions Ordinaires ») à un prix de 0.91 $ pour une période de 24 mois suivant la clôture de la transaction.
Le produit net du financement sera utilisé pour la poursuite du développement du projet du Lac Guéret et pour les besoins généraux de la Compagnie.
Les Débentures prévoient, entre autres, que :
 Les Débentures arriveront à échéance le 11 juin 2019 et portent intérêt à un taux annuel fixe de 12 %.
 Les porteurs de Débentures ont le droit de convertir le montant en capital des Débentures en Actions Ordinaires à un prix de conversion de 0.845 $ par Action Ordinaire et tout intérêt couru et impayé en découlant (sous réserve de l'approbation préalable de la Bourse de croissance TSX) à un prix de conversion à être déterminé selon le cours des Actions Ordinaires à la date de règlement.
 Dans le cas où la Compagnie, avant le remboursement du montant en capital des Débentures, procède à l'émission d'Actions Ordinaires ou d'autres titres convertibles à un prix qui est inférieur à 0.65 $ par titre (le «Financement Ultérieur »), le prix de conversion des Débentures sera le prix par titre du Financement Ultérieur, plus une prime de 30%, à la condition que ce prix de conversion ne soit en aucun cas inférieur à 0.63$.
 Si la Compagnie complète un financement pour le projet de construction du projet du Lac Guéret et si la Compagnie émet des Actions Ordinaires aux termes d’un tel financement à un prix par Action Ordinaire qui est supérieur à 1.00 $ (le « Prix du Financement de Construction »), la Compagnie aura le droit de forcer la conversion intégrale des Débentures à un prix de conversion égal au Prix du Financement de Construction moins une réduction de 10 %.
 Les Débentures et les Bons de souscription, ainsi que les Actions Ordinaires émises suite à leur exercice, sont assujettis à une période de détention de quatre mois et un jour.
En lien avec la clôture des Débentures, la Compagnie et Forbes & Manhattan Inc. (‘’F&M’’), ont convenu de terminer, en date effective du 1er juin 2014, le contrat de consultation, tel qu’amendé, entre la Compagnie et F&M daté du 1er octobre 2012. De plus, la Compagnie et F&M ont convenu d’amender certains termes et conditions de l’entente de transfert de droits et obligations modifiée datée du 1er octobre 2012 entre la Compagnie et F&M; ces amendements incluent l’annulation de l’engagement exclusif concédé à F&M d’identifier et de trouver des acheteurs fermes pour les produits de la Compagnie ainsi que la limitation des honoraires payables à F&M dans l’éventualité d’une transaction réussie.
Ce communiqué de presse ne constitue pas une offre commerciale ou de la sollicitation pour l’acquisition de titres aux États-Unis. Les titres n’ont pas été et ne seront pas inscrits en vertu de la loi des États-Unis Securities Act of 1933 sous sa forme modifiée (la «Loi de 1933») ni des lois sur les valeurs mobilières de tout État et ne pourront être ni offerts ni vendus sur le territoire des États-Unis, ni pour le compte ou le bénéfice de citoyens américains (tel que défini dans la règlementation S de la Loi de 1933), sans inscription ou dispense applicable de ces exigences d’inscription.
 

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Girano articoli molto positivi, anzi entusiasti, sul mercato dello storage.
Credo quindi che chi produce i materiali che vengono usati nelle batterie di nuova generazione, avrà un futuro positivo assicurato. Le nostre miniere di grafite avranno davanti a loro delle ottime prospettive. Meglio farsi trovare pronti, quando la richiesta di grafite andrà alle stelle.
 

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Se pensate che Northern Graphite capitalizza circa 40 milioni di $ ed è seduta su un giacimento stimato ad un valore di 3,36 miliardi di $, capirete che razza di potenziale hanno queste aziende minerarie canadesi.
 

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Nonostante le buone prospettive le aziende della grafite non riescono a prendere il volo, anzi sono appesantite da una zavorra e invece di salire scendono.
Io resto ottimista, anche se al momento sono molto deluso.
Per ora aspetto di vedere a che prezzo Flinders Resources riuscirà a vendere la sua grafite svedese.
 

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Se vi sentite depressi per le basse quotazioni dei titoli della grafite, allora andare a visitare i siti internet delle varie società e il morale si risolleverà immediatamente.

Le prospettive sono davvero grandiose e mi meraviglio sempre più che le grosse compagnie minerarie si stiano facendo scappare così un'occasione d'oro di tale portata.
 

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Market Prices
•Some softness in the market – prices determined by negotiated contract
•Spherical-coated (Battery grade) $ 6,000 to 10,000/t
•Large size, high grade (carbon content) $ 1,300/t
•Fine size, high grade (carbon content) $ 800/t
Production Costs and Price
“The days of cheap, abundant graphite from China are over


•Current selling price of SPG is $8,000 per tonne.
•Only substitute for natural graphite is synthetic graphite at $20,000 per tonne.
 
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Development and Cooperation: Mason Graphite and Pessamit First Nation Sign Cooperation Agreement for Lac Gueret Graphite Project

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PESSAMIT, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jul 23, 2014) - Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(MGPHF) and Conseil des Innus de Pessamit are pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement for the pre-construction phase of Mason Graphite's 100% owned graphite project located near Lac Guéret, about 300 km north of Baie-Comeau, part of the Nitassinan (traditional lands) of the Pessamit First Nation.





Mason Graphite intends to build an open-pit graphite mine, which is expected to produce 50,000 tons of concentrate per year. The mine is also expected to include infrastructure for a concentrator, as well as maintenance, office, and personnel buildings. Once in production, the operation is expected to create approximately 80 direct jobs for both aboriginal and non-aboriginal inhabitants of the area. Construction could potentially begin as early as 2015.

A Generational Project

Representatives of Mason Graphite and the Pessamit Innu describe the Lac Guéret mine as "a generational project," since the resource is amply sufficient to achieve production at full capacity for an initial 22-year period, which represents less than 10% of the total mineral resource. "The Lac Guéret project will be a world-class operation," said Mason Graphite CEO Benoît Gascon. "Not only is this very high quality, crystalline large-flake graphite, a highly sought-after product on international markets, but the average grade of the ore, as set out in the Company's PEA, is approximately 27.4% Cg and its purity is at the top of the grading scale. We expect prices to average an estimated $1,525 per ton, resulting in potential sales of $76.2 million per year. That's what I call a promising future!"

Fairness between Two Nations

René Simon, Chief of the Pessamit Innu, expressed his satisfaction regarding the cooperation agreement signed with Mason Graphite, which not only clears the way for an Impact and Benefits Agreement (IBA) but provides for a fair distribution of construction, maintenance, and operating jobs and contracts, according to the available resources of the communities. "It's understood of course that our side has some catching up to do in terms of economic development," said Chief Simon. "Pessamit doesn't have the businesses and qualified workers that other parts of the Côte-Nord region do. That's why the cooperation agreement includes incentives and training programs delivered through existing organizations as well as onsite apprenticeships once the project is underway. Our agreement with Mason Graphite is based on the principal of equity between two nations, which is why we, the Innu of Pessamit, are actively supporting it."

The Starting Point for Regional Dialogue on the Project

The agreement is an important first step in establishing the kinds of relationships Mason Graphite seeks to have with the Pessamit community and all the people of Manicouagan. Mason Graphite plans to hold information and consultation activities in the coming months to establish and build lasting ties with the regional community.

A Strategic Mineral

Both Mason Graphite and the Pessamit First Nation agree on the benefits of the mining project for the entire region; not only for the health of the economy and employment opportunities, but also for environmental protection. The process of producing graphite by physical separation requires no chemicals and the mine is expected to be considerably less invasive and will have a much smaller footprint than typical mining operations. Graphite is non-toxic and is not considered a pollutant, therefore the environmental effects of extracting and handling this material are minimal. Natural graphite has numerous applications in industrial refractories, notably in steel mills. It is also used in braking systems and in various types of batteries, including lithium-ion batteries, for which demand is growing by some 20% per year according to automotive industry estimates. This makes it truly a strategic mineral.
 

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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jul 24, 2014) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(NGPHF) has been asked by the TSX Venture Exchange and IIROC Market Surveillance to comment on the Company's recent share price increase. Northern's management is unaware of any undisclosed material change or corporate development that would account for the recent increase in the Company's share price.

Northern Graphite Corporation

Northern Graphite Corporation is a Canadian company that has a 100% interest in the Bissett Creek graphite deposit located in eastern Ontario. The Company expects graphite prices to outperform those of other commodities in an economic recovery because of Chinese supply problems and the continued rapid growth in new uses such as lithium ion batteries. Bissett Creek is the only true large flake deposit and the only one with a bankable Feasibility Study and its major environmental permit. It also has the best infrastructure of any new graphite project, the lowest capital cost and the highest operating margin. Additional information on Northern can be found at Welcome to the SEDAR Web Site / Bienvenue au Site Web SEDAR and Northern Graphite.
 

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I titoli della grafite cominciano a dare segnali sussultori. Vedremo se è solo un fuoco di paglia o se c'è sotto qualcosa di concreto. Io sono ottimista al riguardo, anche se sappiamo benissimo che in borsa non c'è nulla di sicuro.
 

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Che mazzata che ha preso ieri Northern Graphite; è passata da un +10% a un - 10% nella stessa seduta; che sia già finita la salita, o è solo una scossa di assestamento ?
 

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Ecco uno che pompa Northern Graphite

Because of China’s stranglehold, the same kind of gains could happen for North American graphite miners.

There’s one other big problem with graphite from China: Transporting it overseas can be extremely damaging to the environment.

Graphite is made mostly of carbon — and it leaves an unpreventable dust behind it. This carbon dust is bad for the water, animals, and plants...

That’s why Musk recently announced that Tesla would only source its graphite from North America.

According to Bloomberg, Tesla says its local sourcing will be "focused on minimizing environmental impact while significantly reducing battery cost."

See what the CEO of this North American graphite company had to say about it on a recent call I had with him:

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What's more, no other company can generate the amount of large flake, high carbon graphite that would be necessary to supply this Gigafactory.

You see, graphite is worth more or less based on the size of the flake and the percentage of carbon in the graphite.

It’s not like gold or silver, where your ounce of gold in China is worth the same as mine in America.

The larger the flake and the higher the carbon content, the more valuable the graphite. Not only that, but the flakes have to be rounded into a ball, purified, and coated in order to be of high enough quality to be used in batteries — and that adds costs.

Lithium-ion batteries require an extremely high carbon content. To make the anodes, the graphite has to be filed into a sphere or ball that’s 99% carbon. And then it has to be coated.

Our North American company has a proprietary and economic process to do that, which no other graphite company has.

Large-flake graphite with 90% carbon concentrate fetches between $1,800 and $2,100 per tonne.

When you file it into a sphere, it sells for about $3,500 per tonne.

When you file it into a sphere, purify it to 99% carbon, and coat it... it can sell for up to $10,000 a tonne.

I asked the CEO about this...

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The vast majority of American mines don’t have large-flake, high-carbon graphite. So their graphite isn’t feasible for Tesla’s batteries. They don't have all the necessary feasibility studies or permitting, either.

The rest are aging mines with decreasing production due to lack of investment after a drop in graphite prices 10 years ago — before the growth of lithium-ion batteries.

They would hardly be able to meet the Gigafactory’s demand now and definitely won't be able to three to five years from now. Most of their graphite was long ago spoken for...

So where is Tesla going to get its graphite in North America?

There’s really only one option...

A tiny Canadian company sitting on a mother lode.

They’ve got all the proper environmental permits, and their feasibility study was just edited up.

They now have a couple billion dollars of graphite under their feet — over 730,000 tonnes of it — which could be used to make 365,000 tonnes of spherical coated graphite due to losses in the process.

At a conservative $6,000 per tonne — though it could fetch upwards of $10,000 — this company is sitting on $2.19 billion worth of graphite.

I’m holding some of it in my hand in this picture:

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They’re just waiting for an investor — and they could start pulling up graphite the next day.

I candidly asked the CEO about this. Pay special attention to his answer:

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I’ve been following the graphite market for years, and this is the moment I’ve been waiting for.

This mine is essentially Tesla’s only option for the Gigafactory.

Tesla needs at least 93,000 tonnes of graphite. This mine is expected to produce that much or more.

And it’s all tailor-made for lithium-ion batteries thanks to the company's spherical graphite purification and coating process.

Yet the stock market seems to have no idea how valuable this company is. Your broker has probably never even heard of it.

That’s about to change very soon.

It’s currently valued at $38 million... but it’s sitting on a resource worth $2.19 billion.

And that’s at a conservative estimate of $6,000 per tonne of rounded and coated graphite, which often sells for upwards of $10,000 per tonne.

That would double the graphite’s worth to $3.65 billion...

When a $0.67 company with a $37.8 million market cap is sitting on at least a $2 billion resource, I think the stock implications are clear.

Like I mentioned before, I visited the mine myself and held the graphite in my hands. I do this with every potential investment I recommend.

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I walked the grounds, inspected the mine sites, and met with the CEO.

In my time as a resource analyst, I’ve never seen so much large-flake graphite in one place.

The deposit is in the perfect location — just 20 miles off the TransCanada Highway and only 45 minutes from Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

Transporting it by truck to the Gigafactory in America’s Southwest will be a breeze. Much better for the environment, and much cheaper than getting it from China.

In full disclosure, no one with the company has told me of any deal with Tesla on the horizon...

But it just makes too much sense.

If I realize this is the only company capable of meeting Tesla’s demand, I’m sure Elon Musk knows it, too.

And I’m sure he’ll want to have a contract signed before he breaks ground on the Gigafactory this year.

A deal between these two could happen any day...

And when it does, you could make a fortune if you get in this stock ahead of time.

Right now, shares are bouncing around $0.67... but I think they could be worth more than $3 by year’s end.

And if the arrangement with Tesla is long term — the sky could be the limit.

Even typically conservative analysts are setting some high targets for this company.

Canada’s Mackie Research Capital sees the stock going to $2.10 — just on the move in graphite’s price alone.

That means even if they didn’t supply the Gigafactory, their shares could easily go up 213%.

Union Capital Markets says $2/share. Byron Capital Markets set a target of $1.90 and said this about graphite:

"We do believe that ongoing demand for consumer batteries, growing demand for high-power batteries for hybrid and electric automobiles, grid storage and continuing needs in refractories and even a few new applications can continue to drive demand higher."

Mackie Research says is calling for a 169% return, and says it will "beat almost every other junior graphite company to production":

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And I think based just on current graphite demand right now, this stock could rise to $2.10 — a 300% gain.

But as long as Tesla builds the Gigafactory, you could make far more than that.

Why am I so sure Tesla will build the Gigafactory?

Because Elon Musk rarely does anything small... And he’s used to getting his way.
 

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Mason Graphite Reports High Grade Intercepts in North-East Extension of Lac Gueret; One Hole Intersected 98m at 29.8% Cg Near Surface, Including 56m at 36.2% Cg

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Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(MGPHF) is pleased to report positive assay results from the 2013-2014 drilling program at its Lac Guéret project in northeastern Quebec. The drill program consisted of 97 holes totaling 15,108 metres and was designed to pursue three objectives:
•to explore for mineral extensions to the North-East and beyond the defined resource envelope of the GC Zone (18 holes totaling 2,085 metres);


•to explore for mineral continuity within the defined resource envelope of the GC Zone (68 holes totaling 11,323 metres); and


•to conduct exploration drilling on graphite showings on the property outside the areas where drilling was conducted in the past (11 holes totaling 1,700 metres).



This press release reports assay results from drilling conducted in the North-East extension; the remaining drilling results from other areas noted above will be reported in upcoming communications.

Results Confirm Continuity of N-E Extension in GC Zone

Intercept highlights from the assay results in the North-East extension of the GC Zone, include:
•Hole LG-459 intersected 73 metres at 28.5% Cg close to surface (9 metres), including 41 metres at 39.0% Cg;


•Hole LG-469 intersected 86 metres at 27.8% Cg, including 31 metres at 42.3% Cg;


•Hole LG-472 intersected 70 metres at 28.8% Cg close to surface (4 metres), including 25 metres at 42.0% Cg;


•Hole LG-489 intersected 66 metres at 30.0% Cg close to surface (4 metres), including 46 metres at 38.3% Cg;


•Hole LG-491 intersected 98 metres at 29.8% Cg close to surface (4 metres), including 56 metres at 36.2% Cg.



"We are very encouraged with the results from the North-East extension. This exploration target is located at the edge of the defined mineral resource, and adjacent to the pit design from the preliminary economic assessment we completed in April 2013. These results confirm mineralization near surface with excellent widths and mineral continuity beyond the current mineral resource boundary." said Benoit Gascon, President and CEO of Mason Graphite.

Table 1 - Most relevant drill results from the NE Extension (18 holes totaling approximately 2,085 metres)


Section Drill hole # From (m) To (m) Length1(m) % Cg
1350 LG-460 4 41 37 34.0
incl. 4 32 28 39.8
LG-468 No significant mineralization
LG-469 44 130 86 27.8
incl. 54 85 31 42.3
incl. 105 130 25 30.1
LG-488 108 124 16 14.3
129 140 11 21.0
LG-489 4 70 66 30.0
incl. 6 52 46 38.3
89 106 17 17.2
1400 LG-459 9 82 73 28.5
incl. 9 50 41 39.0
LG-466 33 117 84 27.4
incl. 57 93 36 36.1
LG-473 56 77 21 13.8
LG-477 6 43 37 8.2
49 96 47 20.2
incl. 69 90 21 31.7
LG-490 109 127 18 12.8
LG-491 4 102 98 29.8
incl. 11 67 56 36.2
1450 LG-456 11 74 63 20.1
LG-472 4 74 70 28.8
incl. 27 72 45 38.9
incl. 27 52 25 42.0
LG-478 4 63 59 18.8
incl. 4 41 37 23.8
1500 LG-462 48 55 7 16.7
LG-479 No significant mineralization
LG-492 No significant mineralization
LG-493 4 44 40 13.8

Notes:
1.Lengths are measured drill intervals - the true thicknesses are not known at this stage;
2.Length figures are rounded to nearest integer for clarity.

Figure 1 - Lac Guéret project map with drill hole locations is available at this address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/959898e_Fig1.pdf

Operational Update and Upcoming Milestones

Mason Graphite has retained the services of Roche Ltée for the calculation of an updated mineral resource estimate including the results from the 2013/2014 drilling program. The updated block model will be used as an input for the upcoming feasibility study for the Lac Guéret project.

Also, in preparation for the upcoming feasibility study, the Company has been working with the metallurgical laboratories, COREM (Quebec City) and URSTM (Rouyn-Noranda), as well as consulting firm Soutex Inc. (Quebec City) for the optimization of the concentration process. A mandate was also awarded to Montreal-based consulting firm Hatch, to conduct trade-off studies and peripheral studies (hydro-geological and geotechnical) required for the development of the feasibility study.

A 100-ton bulk sample was collected at the Lac Guéret property in early July for the upcoming pilot plant test program, which is scheduled to commence this fall in conjunction with the feasibility study.

About Mason Graphite

Mason Graphite is a Canadian mining company focused on the exploration and development of its 100% owned Lac Guéret graphite property, located in northeastern Québec. The property hosts a National Instrument 43-101 compliant Mineral Resource featuring 50,024,000 tonnes grading 15.6% Cg, including 6,672,000 tonnes grading 32.4% Cg, in the Measured and Indicated categories and 11,861,000 tonnes grading 17.1% Cg, including 2,637,000 tonnes grading 30.5% Cg, in the Inferred category (see press release dated December 5, 2013). Excellent potential exists for further mineral growth. A Preliminary Economic Assessment study was completed on a 7.6Mt mineral resource estimate from July 2012 which features 22 years of production at 27.4% Cg and a pre-tax internal rate of return of 33.7% (see technical report entitled "Technical Report on the Mineral Resources Estimation Update 2013, Lac Guéret Graphite Project, Quebec, Canada" issued on January 17, 2014). The Company's senior management team possesses significant graphite expertise from their experience at Timcal/Imerys, including Benoît Gascon, CPA, CA, who held executive positions for 20 years, including over 6 years as President and CEO; Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Executive Vice-President, Process Development, with over 20 years of experience; and Luc Veilleux, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice-President, with 8 years of experience. Timcal, now owned by Imerys, is one of the largest graphite producers in the world.

Qualified Persons / Quality Control and Assurance

Yves Caron, P. Geo., Mason Graphite's Director of Exploration and Geology and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, supervised the drill program and has reviewed and approved geological, scientific and technical content of this press release.

Jean L'Heureux, Eng., Mason Graphite's Executive Vice-President Process Development and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the metallurgical, scientific and technical content of this press release.

Analyses for this drilling campaign were carried out by AGAT Laboratories Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario, a company independent from Mason Graphite and ISO 17025 certified. A thorough Quality Control and Assurance program (QA/QC) was exercised, with Mason Graphite inserting one blank, one standards and one duplicate every 50 samples. Carbon as graphite ("Cg") assays reported in this press release were obtained by using a LECO instrument following analytical technique ASTM E1915-07A with a detection limit of 0.01% Cg. Drill holes were sampled over an average of 1.5 metre intervals.

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Che massacro; specie Northern Graphite stà prendendo delle mazzate tremende; forse è salita troppo e troppo in fretta e ora c'è un fuggi fuggi generale.
 

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TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - Energizer Resources Inc. (EGZ.TO)(ENZR)(YE5.F) (WKN:A1CXW3) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that senior members of it's management team are now stationed in Asia for an extended period to further off-take and project investment discussions on an advanced level with a number of the world's largest flake graphite buyers and end-users in the refractory, lithium-ion battery and consumer electronics industries.





This initiative follows from the recent signings of multiple Confidentiality Agreements ("CA's"), which were a catalyst for the delivery of bulk-sized samples of graphite concentrate from the Company's pilot plant for end-user's independent analysis and validation. The independent analysis and validation process undertaken by potential buyers and end-users is an integral part of the process of securing binding, long-term off-take contracts and project investment. All analyses completed to date by the evaluating companies were very positive, confirming carbon purity levels of up to 97.7%, excellent thermal expansion for foil applications and no detectable contaminants for battery applications. This has resulted in the advanced round of discussions that Energizer is currently undertaking in Asia.

The purpose of Energizer signing CA's with these graphite companies is to allow the respective companies to exchange confidential technical, financial, and other information to advance discussions towards consummating an off-take agreement and/or project investment.

Richard Schler, CEO of Energizer stated, "We are very pleased with the positive feedback that we have received regarding our pilot plant samples by potential customers and the confirmation that our graphite is of superior quality based upon their independent analyses. The samples analyzed were of substantial size and were an accurate representation of the graphite that would be produced from our future mine. We are now well positioned to advance discussions for binding off-take and project funding agreements."

As part of the approval process, several of these potential graphite customers have requested additional graphite concentrate material from Energizer for the sole purpose of running final validation and specific application tests. These validation tests consist of full-scale, multi-tonne production runs of graphite-based end products through their respective production facilities for sale to multi-national companies. Pending successful test runs, Energizer would be able to secure a "preferred supplier" status for flake graphite with these potential customers.

The Company looks forward to updating shareholders on the progress of these meetings in due course.

As reported in the Company's January 31, 2014 news release, Energizer completed a full-scale pilot plant operation at SGS Canada Laboratories, producing over 13 tonnes of high-quality, flake graphite concentrate, which has all been allocated. The results of the pilot plant were as follows: A carbon purity of up to 97.7% can be achieved through simple flotation alone, with a significant portion (43.5%) of the Molo's flake distribution being confirmed as the premium-priced "large" (+80 mesh) and "jumbo" (+48 mesh) size flake. Furthermore, 78.3% of the Molo flake is classified as the minimum required size (greater than +200 mesh) in order to produce battery-grade graphite.

In the Company's November 4, 2013 news release, Energizer reported that 100% of the Molo graphite concentrate can be purified to an ultra-high purity of greater than 99.9% carbon (C). This was validated by using glow discharge mass spectrometry (GDMS) analysis, which is the highest standard of assay testing available to measure carbon purity and rarely commissioned as an assay test.
 

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Sono deluso dall'andamento di Flinders Resources; ha già iniziato in luglio le estrazioni, ma il prezzo dell'azione non sale; forse bisogna aspettare che siglino il primo contratto di vendita di grafite per capire a che prezzo vendono la merce e quindi quanto guadagno faranno.
 

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VANCOUVER , Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders" or the "Company") (FDR.V) provides an update on the final stages of restarting graphite production at the Woxna mine and processing facility in central Sweden. Woxna is a fully permitted brownfields graphite mine, having been on care and maintenance since 2001. The plant restart was completed last month and operations commenced in July.

Key progress milestones over the last month include:
•Wet commissioning of all systems completed;
•Feed Ore into mill and processing plant commenced;
•First graphite concentrate drawn from floatation circuit overflow;
•European customers conducting site visits;
•Vendor representatives on site to assist with fine tuning of new equipment;
•Invitations issued to key stakeholders for the formal opening ceremony of the Woxna facility in September

Blair Way , President and CEO, states,

"Our Woxna graphite plant is up and running in Sweden again, marking the culmination of our last 8 months of efforts. All is on track for full commissioning, with customers now coming to site to confirm our capabilities and discuss expanded supply contracts. Graphite production will place Flinders at the forefront of the graphite sector, with the ability to fill consumer needs immediately, and provide a sustainable European alternative to Chinese supply. Now that we have the confidence in our facility and product, we are working to expand our resource base through proving up our historical resources The September opening ceremony is a great opportunity to showcase our plant and capabilities to stakeholders."

On behalf of the Board,

"Blair Way"
Blair Way , President and CEO