AUS­TRALIAN DE­VEL­OP­ERS

The Australian Mining Review - - COMMODITY FOCUS: GRAPHITE -

• Re­nascor Re­sources (ASX: RNU) is de­vel­op­ing the Siviour graphite pro­ject in South Aus­tralia with con­struc­tion planned to be­gin in 2019, and pro­duc­tion in 2020.

• Hexagon Re­sources (ASX: HXG) and Min­eral Re­sources (ASX: MIN) signed a joint ven­ture agree­ment over the McIn­tosh graphite pro­ject in WA East Kim­ber­ley in 2018 and are aim­ing for first pro­duc­tion be­fore April 2021.

• Min­eral Com­modi­ties (ASX: MRC) is plan­ning to mine graphite from six open pits at its Munglinup pro­ject near Esper­ance in WA. Pro­duc­tion was tar­geted for Q4 2019.

• Novonix (ASX: NVX) has a min­ing lease ap­pli­ca­tion un­der­way for the Mount Dromedary graphite de­posit in QLD. How­ever the com­pany’s pri­or­ity was cur­rently on down­stream pro­cess­ing.

• Lin­coln Min­er­als (ASX: LML) is cur­rently un­der­tak­ing a De­fin­i­tive Fea­si­bil­ity Study into its $44 mil­lion Kook­aburra Gully mine in South Aus­tralia.

• An­son Re­sources (ASX: ASN) owns the Ajana graphite de­posit in Northamp­ton, WA, with ex­plo­ration ac­tiv­i­ties un­der­way.

• Comet Re­sources (ASX: CRL) is ad­vanc­ing its Spring­dale graphite pro­ject in WA. In late Novem­ber it raised $825,000 to put to­wards drilling pro­grams and pur­sue off­take agree­ments.

• Oak­dale Re­sources (ASX: OAR) is con­tin­u­ing to re­view the short term com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of its Oak­dale graphite pro­ject in South Aus­tralia and is in off­take dis­cus­sions.

• Archer Ex­plo­ration (ASX: AXE) has en­tered col­lab­o­ra­tions with a num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties that are test­ing graphite from its Cam­poona de­posit in South Aus­tralia and its use in var­i­ous tech­nolo­gies.

• Strike Re­sources (ASX: SRK) is de­vel­op­ing the Burke graphite pro­ject in QLD, and is un­der­tak­ing test work to de­ter­mine its suit­abil­ity for use in EV bat­ter­ies.

• Quan­tum Graphite (ASX: QGL) owns the Mikkira graphite de­posit in South Aus­tralia.

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