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Your chance to invest in America’s return to graphite production

on December 13, 2012 10:00 am

This post brought to you by GRPH. All opinions are 100% mine.

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When you hear the word “graphite”, what do you think of?  Number 2 pencils, right?  I don’t think graphite is actually used in most pencils these days, but still graphite is a very important mineral used in a multitude of products – some say it’s the most important industrial mineral of the 21st century.  You might be as surprised as I was to know that graphite is used in everything from iron and steel manufacturing to car parts to kitchen appliances to modern electronics.  Most graphite right now is used in the manufacture of the ubiquitous lithium-ion battery, which actually requires up to 30 times more graphite than lithium to manufacture.  Demand for graphite increased by 50% while prices quadrupled in a six-year period.  Despite the increasing demand for this mineral, the US produced no graphite in 2011, and hasn’t for more than 20 years.  Graphite Corporation is focused on developing properties with a history of  graphite production in the United States. 

Graphite’s properties make it extremely useful for a variety of current and future purposes.  Graphite is a polymeric form of carbon that is electrically conductive, compressible, and flexible; it’s able to withstand corrosive environments and extreme heat.  In addition to its many uses today, future uses for graphite include construction of safer nuclear reactors and hydrogen fuel cells that will power energy-efficient cars.  Graphene, a derivative of graphite, is a flexible, transparent film of graphite only one molecule thick that retains the properties of graphite.  It’s electrically conductive and 200 times stronger than steel; the NSA calls it the next silicon.

Graphite Corp. has already acquired stakes in two historically graphite-rich production sites in Alabama and Montana.  The Alabama site is the location of the “most significant source of high-value flake graphite” in the US.  Their focus is to acquire and develop sources of graphite in the US to help meet the growing need for graphite in industry.   Right now, China controls about 80% of the world’s graphite production, and that supply is endangered by problems in China’s mining industry and by export restrictions.  Graphite Corp is dedicated to making the US an important player in the graphite industry.  A dependable domestic supply of graphite is important to protect the manufacture of a multitude of products the US relies on today and will require in the future.

Graphite Corp is currently seeking investors.  Visit Graphite Corp’s web page to learn how you can invest in America’s future production of this vital mineral.  Also read the Industry Growth Report Newsletter to learn more about graphite investment opportunities.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Jeff says:

    “Mark this on your calendar: 2103 is the year when a long-abandoned domestic industry springs back to life”

    I’m long-term in my investment outlook, but 2103 is a bit beyond my current range. Call me back in 2099.

    Jeff

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    Rob says:

    Um…realize that this is basically an advertisement to bolster interest in a penny stock traded on an alternative exchange. They haven’t gone above $1.05/share in the past 52 weeks. The things they’ve stated about graphene, etc. are lovely…but to date, manufacturing of such things on any usable scale is not possible. And the “we’ve recently acquired (mining/drilling/exploration) rights” play is such an old foil that it was the core of a fraud job in the Jeffrey Archer novel, “Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less,” a classic scam before the 80s came around. (Get a geology report that’s a bit optimistic or promising, and you can leverage it to extrapolate projected wealth from the territory in question, at least until some time passes and no actual wealth emerges.) I also notice that the real growth of demand and cost kicks in during the first year for which there isn’t a full year’s worth of data yet. Be careful, everyone.

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    Tcallahan says:

    Looking through therir latest financial statements reveal they are deep in a hole (pun intended) and require extensive investment just to fund operations. Over the last year, the executive staff has rotated positions and the CEO is marries t the forment Treasurer, now Secretaty. Tiny company that bought the mineral rights in rural Alabama cheap, but over extended itsself. A little too risky for me. Especially with the very limited experience they have with graphite production. They seem to be all gold mine experience.

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