Sri Lanka

  • Lanka Graphite granted two licences

    The Sri Lankan Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has granted two new exploration licences for ASX-listed Lanka Graphite Limited in Sabaragamuwa Province. The licences have been granted for a period of two years from August 11, 2015, and comprise a total of 37sqkm.

  • Lanka Graphite targets extended

    New mapping and geophysics have confirmed and extended vein graphite targets at Lanka Graphite Limited’s exploration licences in southwest Sri Lanka.

  • MRL in Sri Lankan graphite sales deal

    MRL Corporation has moved to facilitate sales contracts by appointing an Australian graphite and graphene specialist, Imagine Intelligent Materials, to act as an agent for its high-grade products from Sri Lanka.

  • SRI LANKA - Approval to acquire claims

    The TSX Venture Exchange has conditionally accepted documentation pursuant a Share Purchase Agreement dated October 23, 2013, between Saint Jean Carbon and Han Tal Holding (Private) Limited. The agreement relates to the acquisition of Sri Lankan lump graphite mining claims.

  • SRI LANKA - Bora Bora signs drilling contract

    Bora Bora Resources has signed a drilling contract with the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB) for a maiden drilling program at the Kingfisher prospect of its Matale/Kurunegala Graphite Project in Sri Lanka. Kingfisher is a VTEM anomaly that could host graphite vein swarm mineralization similar to that found 13km to the south at the Kahatagaha Graphite Mine.

  • SRI LANKA - Bora Bora Signs Graphene MoU

    Graphite explorer Bora Bora Resources has entered into a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monash University in relation to the commercialization of three patents invented and developed by renowned Australian graphene expert Prof Dan Li and his team in relation to large-scale applications for the newly discovered material.

  • SRI LANKA - Funds for bulk sampling program

    MRL Corporation is preparing to start a pivotal bulk sampling program at its high-grade Warakapola graphite project in Sri Lanka after raising $1.1 million through a share placement. The raising involved the placement of 16.4 million shares to sophisticated investors from Asia.

  • SRI LANKA - Graphite anomaly extends to Matale

    Initial results from a recent airborne Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) survey have been received for the area located over and adjacent to the Kahatagaha Graphite Mine (KGM) in central Sri Lanka. They show a large anomaly extending east onto granted exploration licences held by Bora Bora Resources at the Matale Graphite Project.

  • SRI LANKA - Graphite samples being assessed

    MRL Corporation has delivered bulk vein graphite samples from its Aluketiya and Pandeniya high-grade graphite projects for testing at Wuhan University of Technology in China. Should the metallurgical tests be positive, MRL could be in position to start ramping up commercial production of spherical graphite for use in batteries later next year.

  • SRI LANKA - MRL establishes ‘first mover’ status

    MRL Corporation has established ‘first mover’ status and is on the ground operating in southern Sri Lanka with four highly prospective vein graphite development projects.

  • SRI LANKA - MRL graphite to be tested

    MRL Corporation has entered into a contract with Adelaide Research & Innovation, the commercial development company of the University of Adelaide, to test its Sri Lankan graphite and its properties for scalable graphene production. The tests will seek to determine the yield and quality of isolated graphene within MRL’s graphite.

  • SRI LANKA - MRL secures new project

    MRL Corporation has signed a Heads of Agreement to acquire the rights to the high-grade Aluketiya Graphite Mine in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, MRL will acquire the lease covering Aluketiya, giving it the right to explore, develop and mine the graphite.

  • SRI LANKA - MRL signs drilling contract

    MRL Corporation has signed a contract for the supply of drilling services in three locations across the Warakapola graphite exploration area. The contract has been signed with the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB).

  • SRI LANKA – Bora Bora in New Graphite Agreement

    Bora Bora Resources has entered into a binding Heads of Agreement with RS Mines Ltd to acquire an interest in its Queens Graphite Mine which adjoins Bora Bora’s exploration areas in central Sri Lanka. The acquisition will accelerate the company into potential production, mining the world’s purest know natural crystalline vein graphite at 90% to 99%.

  • SRI LANKA – MRL Begins Drilling Program

    MRL Corporation began coring activities at drill hole DH1 of the Bopitiya/Pandeniya priority location on June 11. The company is seeking to identify vein graphite occurrences at the property.

  • SRI LANKA – MRL doubles graphite holdings

    MRL Corporation reports more success with its strategy to become a major high-grade graphite producer in Sri Lanka after agreeing to acquire an extensive parcel of tenements hosting graphite mineralization and historic workings. The new exploration licences cover 5600 hectares, effectively doubling MRL’s total land holding on the island.

  • SRI LANKA – MRL remains on track

    MRL Corporation remains on track to begin production of high grade graphite from its Aluketiya project in southern Sri Lanka during the September quarter of 2015. The company also made significant progress during the December quarter on rehabilitation of the Pandeniya project with civil works completed and a head frame constructed while entry to the shaft commenced in February.

  • SRI LANKA – New graphite anomaly revealed

    Graphite explorer Bora Bora Resources has discovered a new bullseye anomaly after studying results from a recently flown airborne Versatile Time-Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) survey at its Matale/Kurunegala Graphite Project north of Kandy in central Sri Lanka.

  • SRI LANKA – Outstanding graphene test results

    MRL Corporation has received outstanding results from test work for scalable graphene production on its Sri Lankan graphite properties. The results provide a significant boost to the already-robust economics of MRL’s high-grade projects.

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