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    MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2014) - Mason Graphite Inc. ("Mason Graphite" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LLG)(MGPHF) has completed the second tranche of its investment in Group NanoXplore Inc. ("NanoXplore") by investing $350,000 for an additional 20% interest in NanoXplore.





    As announced on January 13, 2014, Mason Graphite and NanoXplore entered into an agreement whereby Mason Graphite has acquired 40% of the issued and outstanding shares of NanoXplore for $700,000 in two tranches. The closing of the first tranche, an investment of $350,000 for a 20% interest, was announced on February 18, 2014.

    NanoXplore is a privately held research and development company focused on developing low cost, large-scale production of graphene from natural flake graphite, and integrating it into several industries, including energy and textiles. Graphene can be produced using a variety of processes, including Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and liquid exfoliation, however many of these processes are not scalable and are associated with higher processing costs. NanoXplore's proprietary technique is a low cost, low energy, safe and scalable electrochemical conversion method which turns natural flake graphite into graphene. For more information about NanoXplore, visit Group NanoXplore Inc..

    As part of the agreement, Mason Graphite was appointed NanoXplore's sales, marketing and distribution agent. Furthermore, Benoit Gascon, President and CEO of Mason Graphite, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of NanoXplore, and Luc Veilleux, Mason Graphite's Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, was appointed as a Director and Chief Financial Officer of NanoXplore

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    NanoXplore at a Glance

    NanoXplore is a Montreal-based company specializing in the unique science of graphene and its derivative materials, and is very well placed to address three key challenges facing the graphene industry today:

    > NanoXplore’s unique production process provides a clear path to high-volume, low-cost production (tonnes of material monthly at dollars per gram);

    > NanoXplore’s production techniques are environmentally friendly and compatible with a wide range of manufacturing processes and government regulations; and

    > NanoXplore technology allows for unparalleled integration with a broad range of industrial materials, in two ways:

    1. The production process creates edge functionalized graphene in situ, without additional process steps or complexity; and

    2. In addition to graphene material, NanoXplore offers customers a wide range of graphene composites (metals, metal oxides, polymers) at very attractive price points.


    Who we are

    NanoXplore brings together a team of seasoned business leaders and material scientists specializing in the science of graphene and its derivative materials. Our team has the industrial experience to enable customers to incorporate graphene materials into their products across a wide array of industries; this integration capability sets us apart from other graphene producers.

    NanoXplore Team

    Products and Markets

    NanoXplore produces:

    - graphene and related derivative materials directly from high quality flake graphite; and

    - a wide range of graphene composites (metals, alloys, metal oxides, polymers).

    NanoXplore’s initial focus is on applications where graphene provides significant added value and bulk quantities of high quality graphene provide a competitive advantage. Near term opportunities are in industries such as paints and lubricants, textiles, and energy.

    L'azionista di maggioranza è la Mason Graphite.
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    Energizer resources

    We are targeting mid-2016. Once we secure off takes, and project financing, the actual construction time for the mine is 9-12 months.

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    Primo contratto di vendita di grafite

    Flinders Announces First Sales Contract Secured-Woxna Graphite Mine, Sweden

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    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Flinders Resources Limited ("Flinders" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:FDR) provides an update on the Company's European sales and marketing programs, as graphite production is set to recommence in July 2014 from the 100% owned Woxna graphite mine and processing facility in central Sweden.

    Key Points:
    •Flinders has been working to re-establish its sales and distribution network throughout Europe;
    •An initial sales contract has been signed with a former European customer;
    •The Woxna Graphite project is strategically located in central Sweden, a gateway to the European Union graphite market;
    •Sales efforts are continuing and the Company anticipates that more contracts will be concluded as graphite production is set to recommence in July 2014.

    Blair Way, President & CEO states, "Securing our first sales contract is great news and a vote of confidence from our former customers. Our marketing endeavors are starting to have an impact in line with our restart of production. This is an exciting time for the company as we become the first TSX Venture Exchange listed company to produce and sell graphite product."

    In addition to the previously announced processing plant refurbishment activities, Flinders has been working to re-establish its sales and distribution network throughout Europe. As for all industrial mineral products, customers are seeking stable and reliable producers that can consistently meet quality standards and delivery schedules. The Company has been meeting with former and potential new customers as part of its efforts to re-establish its sales base. As part of these marketing efforts, the Company is pleased to report that the initial sales contract has been signed with one of its former European customers. The initial sales contract does not represent a material portion of the Company's production capacities; however, the conclusion of this agreement is an important milestone for the Company's marketing team. Fulltime sales and marketing efforts are continuing throughout Europe and the Company anticipates that more sales contracts will be concluded over the coming months.

    The Woxna Graphite project is strategically located in central Sweden, a gateway to the European Union graphite market. The facility is located approximately 3.5 hours' drive north of Stockholm and less than 2 days drive to most customers in Europe. Proximity to markets is a key differentiator in marketing industrial minerals. Woxna's central location provides a significant marketing advantage due to shorter distances and lower transportation costs. In addition, the Woxna processing facility has the ability to respond quickly to customers' specific needs within very short timeframes.

    On behalf of the Board,

    Blair Way, President and CEO

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    TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Energizer Resources Inc. (EGZ.TO) (ENZR) (YE5.F) ("Energizer" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a summary of the milestones achieved over the past 18 months and the current status on its flagship Molo Graphite Project in Madagascar.





    Feasibility Study in Progress

    After completing a private placement on January 15th of this year, Energizer launched a Feasibility Study (FS) through its EPCM contractor, DRA, which is Africa's leading mine engineering and construction company. As part of this study the following work has been completed:
    Discussions with Madagascar-based contractors regarding fuel, logistics, equipment, civil engineering and earthworks.
    29 infill diamond drill holes and 16 trenches to elevate a portion of Molo Graphite Project's Canadian National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 compliant indicated resource to measured status.
    3-D variability test work drilling with 4 diamond drill holes.
    9 geotechnical holes for quantification of rock mechanics.
    Detailed topographic surveying for pit shell modeling, civil works and hydrogeological analysis.
    Topsoil thickness survey over deposit (deposit found to be covered by a thin veneer of soil averaging a thickness of 0.8 metres).
    Hydrogeological test work over the deposit, including a resistivity survey and water sample analysis.

    Richard Schler, Energizer's Chief Executive Officer stated, "We look forward to building on the substantial progress we have achieved over the past months in advancing our Molo Graphite Project, which included the completion of an operational pilot plant run as part of our Molo Feasibility Study. I believe this will be an exciting year for Energizer as we work towards achieving the important milestones of securing both mine financing and off-take agreements. Although we have been very active over the past few months pursuing these initiatives, they are tasks that do not easily lend themselves to providing regular news flow. With the recent positive developments in the global flake graphite market centering around lithium-ion batteries for electrical vehicles and large scale energy storage, I believe that conditions are ideal to support the rapid advancement of the Molo Graphite Project".

    Feasibility Study Progress Builds Upon Milestone Accomplishments
    In November 2012, Energizer announced its NI 43-101 resources estimate with 9,246m of drilling, establishing the Molo as one of the largest known, all-flake graphite deposits in the world; 84.0Mt Indicated @ 6.36% carbon (C).
    40.3Mt Inferred @ 6.29%C.

    On February 26, 2013, Energizer announced the positive results of a PEA study, indicating robust economics: $421 Million USD Pre-tax NPV discounted @ 10%; 48% Internal rate of return (IRR); 3-year payback; $162 Million USD Capital cost.
    On October 21, 2013, Energizer announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with Caterpillar Mining Finance regarding project financing loan arrangements for the Molo mine.
    On November 6, 2013, Energizer announced the results of GDMS analysis testing by SGS Canada Inc, the highest level of analytical testing possible, and confirmed that the Molo graphite concentrate can achieve an ultra-high purity of greater than 99.9%. The hydrometallurgical purification test used conventional leach technology.
    On November 20, 2013, Energizer announced the appointment of Robin Borley, B.Tech, Mining Engineering as a Board Director and Senior Vice President of Mine Development. Mr. Borley served previously as Mining Director for DRA.
    On January 15, 2014, Energizer announced that it had closed a private placement of 61,204,067 common share units at a price of $0.12 for gross proceeds of C$7,344,488
    On January 31, 2014, Energizer announced the robust results from the completion of a large scale pilot plant operation. Over 13 tonnes of Molo graphite concentrate was produced and results confirmed that a significant portion (43.5%) of the flake size distribution is classified as "large" and "jumbo-flake", 78.3% of Molo flake meets the minimum required size to produce battery-grade graphite and up to 97.7% purity can be achieved. through simple flotation alone. These pilot plant results were superior to those released in the Company's positive PEA study.
    On April 16, 2014, Energizer announced it finalized the purchase of the remaining 25% interest in the Molo Graphite Project from joint venture partner Malagasy Minerals Limited. This now gives the Company 100% ownership of the Molo Graphite Project area and a 100% interest to all of the industrial mineral rights within the acquired property, which totals 940 square kilometres (363 square miles).

    Targeted Milestones

    Energizer is targeting the following key milestones:
    Upgrading the Molo resource from Indicated to Measured status by Q3 2014;
    Completion of full feasibility study by Q4 2014;
    Completion of partnership and financing agreements, which are currently ongoing.
    Application for mining permit in Q4 2014 upon completion of the FS;
    Estimated construction schedule of 12-16 months following the securing of mine permitting and financing. Project commissioning is targeted to begin in Q2/Q3 of 2016.

    Qualified Person

    Craig Scherba, P.Geo., President and COO is the qualified person for the technical information provided in this release.

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    Tutte in calo le aziende della grafite; è il giorno giusto per comprare.

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    Northern Graphite

    So the grade is lower, but the final product is much more valuable. In fact, Northern's flake is so large, there aren't really existing prices for it. It's assumed they'd be somewhere near $3,000/tonne.
    Using the conservative 80% figure, the company is looking at a 1.35 million tonnes of large flake, high carbon graphite. (1.69 million tonnes x .80).
    Multiply that by a conservative $2,500/tonne (prices are only expected to rise), and you get a $3.37 billion resource. There will be costs for sure, including permitting, building the mine, extraction, consulting, etc.
    But when an $0.80 company with a $40 million market cap is sitting on a $3.37 billion resource, I think the stock implications are clear.

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    Mi domando sempre come mai le grosse imprese minerarie non entrino nel business della grafite. Mi sembra strano che lascino in mano a delle start up un mercato così interessante e promettente. A meno che entreranno in azione quando i progetti saranno più avanzati e le miniere cominceranno a sfornare grafite

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    OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 7, 2014) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NGC)(NGPHF) announces that the Company intends to update the Preliminary Economic Assessment (the "PEA") for its 100% owned Bissett Creek graphite project to double the planned production rate at the outset rather than after three years of operation as originally contemplated. The current PEA is based on twinning the mill circuits and was undertaken to show the project's ability to meet future growth in graphite demand. However, building one large plant is much more efficient and should lead to lower capital and operating costs. The Company has also been encouraged to assess the economics of the larger plant by recent developments in the lithium ion battery industry and by strong interest in the high purity concentrates that will be produced using Northern's proprietary purification technology.





    The PEA already indicates that the Bissett Creek project has very attractive economics even at or below current depressed graphite price levels. The pre-tax internal rate of return is 26.3% (22.0% after tax) and the pre-tax net present value is $231.1 million ($150.0 million after tax) using an 8% discount rate and a weighted average price of US$1,800/tonne of concentrate.

    Gregory Bowes, CEO, commented that: "Bissett Creek is the only true large flake deposit and the only one with a bankable Feasibility Study (the "FS") and its major environmental permit. It also has the best infrastructure of any new graphite project, the lowest capital costs and the highest operating margin."

    Capital costs in the current PEA have been estimated at $146.8 million to produce an average of 42,700 tonnes of graphite annually over the first 10 full years of operation compared to capital costs of $101.6 million and annual production of 20,800 tonnes in the FS. Almost 90% of graphite production will be large and extra large flake and battery grade which is the highest ratio in the industry. There are also 27.3 million tonnes of measured and indicated resources and 24 million tonnes of inferred resources that are not part of the PEA mine plan and the deposit has not yet been closed off by drilling, all of which indicates that further expansions are possible. P&E Mining Consultants Inc. have been engaged to complete a new mine plan for the PEA update and WorleyParsons Canada will estimate the capital and operating costs of the larger mill.

    Expandable Graphite

    Expandable graphite is used for thermal management in consumer electronics as well as in gaskets and fluid sealing solutions, fuel cells, redox flow batteries, and fire retardants and other construction materials. It is one of the fastest growing market segments along with li ion batteries. Expandable graphite is made from extra large flake (+50 mesh) graphite which will make up almost 50% of Bissett Creek production, by far the highest in the industry. The Company has developed a proprietary purification process which will enable it to produce and sell high purity expandable graphite at a significant premium. Representative samples have been provided to a number of potential customers and substantial interest has been generated.

    Graphite Markets and Pricing

    After more than tripling from 2005 to 2012, graphite prices have fallen back 50% or more due to the slowdown in China and a lack of growth in the US, Europe and Japan. Recently it has been reported that Chinese flake production has fallen 30% as uneconomic and polluting mines are closed. Current prices are at the marginal cost of production for many producers which should limit further price declines. The weighted average price that would be realized by Bissett Creek concentrates in the current market is estimated at US$1,800/t which is the highest in the industry as almost 90% of production will be large or extra large flake. Current pricing is approximately $2,100/t for +50 mesh concentrates, $1,300/t for +80 large mesh, $1,100/t and $900/t for -100 and -150 medium and small flake respectively, and less than $500/t for -150 mesh fines.

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    Penso che sarà dura per le auto elettriche sfondare nel mercato; troppi interessi ruotano attorno al petrolio, primo fra tutti quello dei governi che traggono dalle accise un sacco di soldi. Vedremo cosa succederà, per il momento dobbiamo subire gli alti e bassi delle quotazioni, che un giorno ti illudono con un rialzo e poi subito ti fregano con un ribasso.

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