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GLK provides further metallurgical work at Lochaber Graphite Project

Mining News - Published on Fri, 17 Feb 2017

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Great Lakes Graphite Inc provide an update on further metallurgical and purification work that involves analyzing and upgrading graphitic material taken in a bulk sample from the Company's Lochaber Graphite Project in southwestern Quebec.

The bulk sample was selected and removed from a location in close proximity to both the historical Plumbago Mine site located on the Lochaber property as well as the most recent drill program conducted by GLK, with the objective of upgrading the graphitic material for certain high tech applications that require extremely high purity and conducting additional qualification testing with Great Lakes' customers.

The bulk sample was delivered to Process Research ORTECH in Mississauga, Ontario for processing. Great Lakes formed a technology partnership with PRO in June 2015 to commercialize a graphite purification process. PRO filed a Notice of Invention to protect the intellectual property that underpins the proprietary process of purifying flake graphite to 99.9%. The partnership agreement calls for Great Lakes Graphite and PRO to complete development work on the purification process, with a view towards high technology commercial applications and the work that is being carried out on this bulk sample is a continuation of this joint initiative. Results from this purity testing will be available in the third quarter of this year.

Great Lakes Graphite CEO Paul Gorman said that "Having Lochaber as a potential source of long-term supply of high quality natural flake graphite is an important asset for our Company. While our immediate focus remains on upgrading imported material as well as developing a customer base in the synthetic graphite market, we will continue to work our long-term plan that will potentially include the development of a domestic resource base."

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 17 Feb 2017
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