Northern Graphite Corporation
Graphite is a key component of the green economy through its use in lithium-ion batteries ("LiBs"), fuel cells, electric vehicles, grid storage, graphene, vanadium redox batteries and many other technologies. Production must more than double in the next few years to meet the sales forecasts of the automobile manufacturers. There are very few battery quality graphite deposits located close to infrastructure in politically stable countries.
Northern Graphite is a mineral development and technology company focused on developing its Bissett Creek graphite deposit in the southern part of Canada, and upgrading mine concentrates into high-value components used in lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, fuel cells, graphene and other advanced technologies.
An independent study estimates that Bissett Creek will have the highest margin of any existing or proposed graphite deposit due to its very favourable location, simple metallurgy and the high quality of its concentrates which will provide a competitive advantage in manufacturing products for the green economy.
Bissett Creek Graphite Project, Ontario, Canada
Purification testing carried out on graphite concentrates from the Bissett Creek deposit has demonstrated that they can be easily purified to battery standards using either acid-based or alkaline-based processes.
"Bissett Creek is one of very few deposits that is located close to markets, has a high percentage of large flakes and already has robust economics based on higher-margin industrial markets," said Northern chief executive officer Greg Bowes. "However, traditional markets would be overwhelmed if the EV (electric vehicle) sales forecasts of automobile manufacturers are realized and all production may need to be turned into BAM regardless of flake size. Testing continues to show that Bissett Creek will have a big role to play in the fast-approaching transformation of the automotive industry." (See news release dated August 16, 2021)
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Management and Directors
Gregory Bowes, Honours B.Sc. (Geology), MBA, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Bowes has over 30 years of experience in the resource and engineering industries. Mr. Bowes was Senior Vice President of Orezone Gold Corporation. Mr. Bowes served as President, CEO and a director of San Anton Resource Corporation.
John Mcneice, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. McNeice provides financial consulting and chief financial officer services to emerging private and junior public companies in the resource sector. Presently, Mr. McNeice is also CFO of Aura Resources Inc. and Carube Copper Corp.
Campbell Birge, B.A., B.Ed., M.Sc., Director
Mr. Birge has over 20 years of experience advising public and private companies specializing in the resource, real estate and cannabis industries in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Iain Scarr, B.Sc. (Geology), MBA, Director
Mr. Scarr is Chief Operating Officer and Vice President, Development & Exploration for Millennial Lithium Corp. He is founder and principal of IMEx Consulting.
K. Sethu Raman, Ph.D, Director
Dr. Raman has more than 46 years of international experience in all phases of exploration, mine development, acquisitions and operations as well as experience in related financial and legal areas.
Donald H. Christie, CA, Director
Mr. Christie is the President, CEO and a Director of Norvista Capital Corporation; a Director of Rockcliff Metals Corporation and the CFO and a Director of Nevada Zinc Corporation and Generic Gold Corp.
On October 05, 2021, Northern Graphite Corporation announced the completion of the 2021 summer field season on its South Okak Ni-Cu-Co Property in Labrador. South Okak consists of 473 claims covering 11,825 hectares that are prospective for magmatic nickel sulphide deposits similar to Vale's Voisey Bay Mine which is located 80 kilometers to the south. The South Okak area returned some of the best intersections outside of Voisey's Bay in the 1990s but the area was not thoroughly explored due to a subsequent decline in nickel prices. The 2021 field program represents the first time South Okak has been examined as part of one consolidated land package using a more complete understanding of the geological and structural controls of the Voisey's Bay deposits and modern geophysical techniques.
The 2021 program was very successful in improving the Company's understanding of structural controls relating to existing targets and in identifying new targets. Over 200 rock samples were collected throughout the property and over 40 kilometers of high-resolution magnetometer data was acquired over two high priority areas. Results will be released when assays are received and all the data has been processed and compiled.