Gratomic is focused on mining and commercialization of graphite products â specifically graphene-based nano material that can be used for a wide range of mass market elastomer and polymer products, including the global tire market. Gratomic is also developing other industrial applications such as lubricants, special rust, and proof coatings.
Graphite mining companies
Matrass C-Graphene Science-Technology Group is an industrial entity engaging in exploration and development of mineral resources, down-stream processing, fabrication and application of graphene, and R&D of high technology related to the graphite industry.
Archer Materials, formerly called Archer Exploration, develops mineral resources and its vision is to develop and integrate advanced materials for use in reliable energy, human health, and quantum technologies for the betterment of society.
Archer's business activities span the development of a number of critical minerals and materials, including graphite, cobalt, manganese, copper, and magnesite from exploration through to development and commercialization.
First Graphene (FGR), previously First Graphite and in the past was also MRL, aims to become a high quality graphite miner from its Sri Lankan mine prospects, and a graphene producer. The company uses an electrochemical exfoliation to produce high quality graphene from the mined Sri Lankan graphite.
Zentek Ltd (formerly known as ZEN Graphene Solutions and before that, Zenyatta Ventures) is a mineral exploration and development company based in Ontario, Canada. Zentek is developing the Albany Graphite Deposit â a rare hydrothermal graphite deposit with the potential to produce a natural, high-purity graphite that may compete in high-technology markets traditionally reserved for synthetic graphite.
The company's high crystallinity graphite can be upgraded without the use of aggressive acid (HF) or high temperature thermal treatment. Zentek has developed an environmentally friendly metallurgical process flowsheet that consists of grinding, flotation and caustic treatment using sodium hydroxide. The company states that it has been able to achieve an extraordinary carbon purity result of >99.9 percent in bench-scale tests, using this proprietary and environmentally friendly purification process.
Hexagon Resources is an Australia-based exploration company focusing on the delivery of exceptional high purity and highly crystalline flake graphite for use in new technologies. The primary focus for Hexagon is the development of the McIntosh Flake Graphite Project in the East Kimberley, Western Australia.
Anson Resources (previously known as Mayan Iron Corporation) is a Western Australian based mining exploration company that was formed in 2009 and listed on the ASX in July 2010. The companyâs primary goal is to discover and develop precious metal deposits. The Company is based in West Perth, Western Australia.
The Company has three core projects, two in Western Australia and one in Nevada, USA. The Western Australian projects are still in the exploration stage, and AR continues to focus on developing and delivering high grade, high value resources. The USA project is a share in Nevada gold exploration.
Leading Edge Materials, formerly Flinders Resources, acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Tasman Metals via a plan of arrangement in August 2016.
LEM is a Canadian public company (TSX.v:LEM; OTCQB: LEMIF), but its principal assets of are located in Scandinavia. LEMâs core investments are matched to high growth markets, linked to the global shift to low-carbon energy generation and energy storage. LEM's assets and research focus are towards the raw materials for Li-ion batteries (graphite, lithium, high purity aluminium); materials for high thermal efficiency building products (graphite, silica, nepheline); and materials that improve the efficiency of energy generation (dysprosium, neodymium, hafnium).
The company is the 100% owner of the Woxna graphite mine and processing facility located in Sweden. The fully permitted Woxna facility was restarted in July 2014 and produced natural flake graphite concentrate until spring 2015.
Saint Jean is a publicly traded junior mining exploration company with graphite mining claims on five 100% Company-owned properties located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The five properties include the Walker property, a past producing mine, the Wallingford property, the St. Jovite property, East Miller and Clot Property. The Company also holds the Page graphite property in Ontario.
Alabama Graphite, a Canadian based company, is conducting graphite exploration and development at two graphite mines in Alabama, USA.Â
In March 2015, Alabama Graphite announced that it has found naturally occurring flake graphene at its Coosa Property in Alabama, USA. The company found several graphene types: few-layer graphene (2-5 layers), multi-layer graphene (2-10 layers), and graphite nanoplates (less than 100 nm thick).