Strategic Alliance with End User of Graphite
Lomiko Metals Inc. has signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement with Graphene Labs of New York. The purpose of the Strategic Alliance is to develop vertically-integrated businesses within the graphene space. Lomiko has provided samples of graphite from its Quatre Milles location to test for graphite to graphene conversion
Graphene Labs owns the online store Graphene Supermarket and has over 4000 customers from universities such as MIT, Stonybrook government agencies such as NASA, Brookhaven National Laboratories and the US Army, and Fortune 500 companies such as Sony, Ford, and Samsung that have purchased graphene or graphite products.
Lomiko has the exclusive right to earn and equity position in Graphene Labs through investing $2million over 2 years.
High Carbon Purity Results
High Grade, Near Surface Results at Quatre Milles Property
The Quatre Milles East Property is road accessible and is located approximately 175 km northwest of Montreal and 17 km due north of the village of Sainte-Veronique, Quebec. The company was very pleased with the drill results, which show high grade intercepts of graphite of high carbon purity at or near surface making it a low cost development scenario. Download the Technical Report.
Highlighted Drill Holes
- QM 12-20 4.30 m to 44.75 m 40.45 meters of 2.83 Cg%
including 3.45 meters of 10.01 Cg%
- QM 12-21 1.35 m to 39.50 m 38.15 meters of 3.43 Cg%
including 4.77 meters of 10.80 Cg%
- QM 12-22 11.20m to 51.00 m 39.80 meters of 3.71 Cg%
including 9.90 meters of 8.81 Cg%
- QM 12-23 6.90 m to 50.10 m 43.20 meters of 3.71 Cg%
Comparable to Other Projects
Complete Quatre Milles Drill Results
The property was originally staked and explored by Graphicor Resources Inc. ("Graphicor") in the summer of 1989 based on the results of a regional helicopter-borne EM survey. The underlying geology consists of intercalated biotite gneiss, biotite feldspar gneiss, marble, quartzite and calc-silicate lithologies of the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Province. Lomiko recently optioned the Quatre Milles West Property, a 2180 Ha Property with similar geology. Combined, the Quatre Milles Property is 3,780 Ha.
Global consumption of natural graphite has increased from approximately 600,000 tonnes in 2000 to roughly 1.2 million tonnes in 2011. Demand for graphite has been increasing by approximately 5 per cent per year since 2000 due to the continuing modernization of China, India and other emerging economies, resulting in strong demand from traditional end uses such as the steel and automotive industries. Graphite also has many important new applications such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and nuclear and solar power that have the potential to create significant incremental demand growth. There is roughly 10-20 times more graphite in a lithium-ion battery than there is lithium. Demand for graphite is expected to rise as electric vehicles and lithium battery technology are adopted.
Natural graphite comes in several forms: flake, amorphous and lump. Of the 1.2 million tonnes of graphite produced annually, approximately 40 per cent is of the most desirable flake type. China, which produces about 70 per cent of the world's graphite, is seeing production and export growth leveling, and export taxes and a licensing system have been instituted. A recent European Commission study regarding the criticality of 41 different materials to the European economy included graphite among the 14 materials high in both economic importance and supply risk (Critical Raw Materials for the EU, July 2010).
Graphite prices have been increasing in recent months and over the last couple of years prices for large flake, high purity graphite (+80 mesh, 94-97%C) have more than doubled. Other public companies developing graphite projects in Canada include Northern Graphite Corp. with its Bissett Creek project in Ontario and Focus Metals Inc. with its Lac Knife project in Quebec. High-growth, high-value graphite applications require large-flake and high-purity graphite, which is the prime exploration and development target at the Quatre Milles Property.
A. Paul Gill – President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gill is the President of AJS Management Inc., a company providing management consulting to private and public companies. He has also been involved in the strategy, planning and implementation phases of re-structuring organizations. Until October 2006, Mr. Gill was heavily involved in the dynamic growth stage of Norsemont Mining where the company grew from a market capitalization of $1million to $50million. During his tenure with Norsemont Mining, Mr. Gill was the VP of Business Development and Director as well as the President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Gill previously provided advice on health and safety issues and Workers' Compensation matters to individuals and businesses.
Jacqueline Michael – Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Michael has over 20 years of financial and administration experience. In 1988, Ms. Michael co-founded The Conac Group, a software development company for construction management, where she acted as President and CEO. In 1997, Ms. Michael was successful in taking the company public on the CDNX Exchange and helped raise over $5million in private placement financings for the company. Ms. Michael has acted as the President and Chief Executive Officer for public companies for over 10 years.
Brian Gusko – Director
Mr. Gusko has significant international business experience at the highest level. He was the Chief Financial Officer of UC Resources Ltd., an emerging producer of silver and gold in Mexico. Years ago, he was a research associate with the U.S. Department of Commerce at an embassy posting. His international experience includes working in Corporate Planning with a Mitsubishi Group company in Tokyo, Product Management at a Vodafone spin-off in the Netherlands and being Managing Director of Palm South Africa's wireless subsidiary. Mr. Gusko received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology (1990) from Carleton University, and an MBA from the University of Calgary (2003). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Emergent Waste Solutions and is an advisor to the Board of Solegear Bioplastics. Mr. Gusko is a Partner at Vancouver-based Sustainable Capital Corporation, a capital markets advisory firm.
Julius Galik- Director
During the past 7 years, Mr. Galik has been instrumental in the development and financing of various small-capitalized companies, both private and public. A businessman and financial advisor with PFSL, he has been Mutual Find Licensed since 2001. Mr. Galik currently serves as President of Dorex Minerals Inc. (DOX). He has been involved in start-up situations within the mining exploration industry in Western Canada since 2002, and brings strong leadership, mediation and negotiation skills to the Board, as well as many years of financial experience.
Dr. Elena Polyakova - Advisory Board member
Dr. Polyakova founded Graphene Laboratories in 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Since founding Graphene Laboratories, the company has grown to be the leading manufacturer and supplier of graphene materials. Dr. Polyakova is an invited speaker at many international forums and conferences , and her input on the graphene industry is regularly published by journalists covering business and technology.
Dr. Polyakova has won numerous awards for her entrepreneurship, including Mass High Tech's Women to Watch award (2011) and the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Islands' Young Entrepreneur award (2012).
She received her Masters' degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California. During Dr. Polyadova's post-doctoral work at Columbia University, her work on graphene was published in many leading peer-reviewed journals, which she co-authored with Nobel and Kalvi prize-winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences. It was then that she realized the commercial potential of graphene, which lead to the founding of Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
Dr. Daniel Stolyarov - Advisory Board member
Dr. Stolyarov co-founded Graphene Laboratories in 2009 and has since served as Chief Technology Officer. At Graphene Laboratories, he leads efforts to introduce new materials to the Graphene Supermarket product line. He also overviews all production efforts and leads all collaborative R&D projects of Graphene Labs. His work continues to play a critical role in securing Graphene Labs place as a leader in the manufacture and sale of 2D materials.
Dr. Stolyarov speaks at many international conferences about advancements in 2D materials, and insight from his work at Graphene Laboratories has been written about by several publications, including BBC and Physics World.
Previously, he worked at Energetiq Technology Inc. as a Research Scientist, where he helped develop the EQ-99 Laser Driven Light Source which won the SPIE and Photonics Media Prism Award (2010), and at Brookhaven National Laboratory as an Assistant Scientist.
He received his Masters' degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California. During his academic career, his work on graphene was published in many leading peer-reviewed journals, which he co-authored with Nobel and Kalvi prize-winners, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rod Ogilvie P.Geo., P.Eng. - Advisory Board member
Rod is the President, CEO and Chairman of his geological consultancy company, Global Geological Services, Ltd. based in Saskatoon. Rod has over 39 years experience in all mineral scenarios from surface and underground production to mine development to green and brownfields scenarios. His vast international experience with companies like Cameco and Vale has led him into many countries and vast arrays of mineral scenarios. His extensive gold, coal, uranium, potash, iron ore, alluvial diamonds and base metals experience allows him to give expert advice. His projects have taken him to Mongolia, Russia, China, Bosnia, Brazil, Peru, Guyana, Mexico as well as Canada.
Dr. Dietmar Siebholz – Advisory Board member
Dr. Siebholz has been researching graphite and graphene developments in Europe and is a significant shareholder of Lomiko. In the spring of 2010, Dr. Siebholz added graphite to the list of minerals he favours for investment. In his opinion, graphite is the technology mineral of the future that should replace common technology resources – at least partially – within the next ten years.
After graduating in 1961, Dietmar Siebholz trained to become a banker and successfully completed his training with honors in Berlin. Subsequently, his passion for the stock market led him to the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange as an assistant broker. After obtaining a degree in economics and working as head investment advisor for a bank, Dietmar joined forces with a partner to establish a fund development agency for real estate . In 1979, a leading real estate fund company appointed him as managing director. In 1983, he started working independently as a developer and manager of real estate funds. During the course of his professional career, Dietmar has developed real estate funds with an investment volume of more than 700 million Euros, some of which he still managed until mid-2009. Since 1993, he has been deeply involved in precious metals as well as other commodities. Through his commentary, he is now known to a large number of participants in the resource sector. Since 2003, he has been a German representative of GATA and since the beginning of 2007 he has been on the advisory board of a fund development company specializing in commodities.
After selling a number of real estate funds liquidating his equity invested therein and transferring his fund management company to a younger successor, he has devoted his attention even more to the issues of money, currency stability and commodities, precious metals and optimizing investment portfolios. At the age of 64 he continued his studies and finally achieved his goal of obtaining his PhD in economics.
As a result of the development of technologies and the receipt of patents financed by himself and his family, he was offered consulting agreements in 2009. Pursuant to the agreements, he was to prepare the application of pump systems developed by his company for open pit mining in rainy countries (including Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Paraguay) and to start the corresponding application-oriented production of these pump systems.
His current technological interest focuses on the advancement of a revolutionary cooling system and the application of graphite in high-tech developments. However; he remains loyal to his favorites: gold (as currency secured by substance since 1998), silver (as currency secured by substance and technology metal since 2001), rare earths (as technology metals since 2005) as long as there is a trend to expanding high-tech applications. Since 2008, graphite has become an investment focus.
Mr. Kumara Rachamalla, M.B.A,M.Eng., P.Eng.– Advisory Board member
Mr. Rachamalla is highly experienced in government and financial matters. He has developed and implemented innovative incentive policies for the Government of Ontario, advised public and private sector clients on technical, environmental, natural resource, financial and taxation issues.
Furthermore, Mr. Rachamalla designed economic, financial and taxation models to develop and assess a broad range of fiscal options and their impact on private sector investments and made recommendations for incorporation into tax statutes.
He has also advised institutional investors in Canada, U.S., Europe and the Far East on attractive investment opportunities in the natural resource sector by providing in-depth commodity analysis, combining financial, technical and industry expertise and provided expert opinion in Canadian and U.S. tax courts.
Mr. Rachamalla has raised both equity and debt capital for corporations and advised corporate clients on financing, joint ventures, acquisitions and mergers.
He has also developed strategic plans and reviewed project evaluation of the multi-billion dollar Syncrude oil-sands project, has evaluated and conducted feasibility studies and ore reserve estimates in Quebec and Yukon Territories as Assistant Chief Mine Engineer and has conducted cost-benefit analyses, environmental studies and health and safety surveys for the National Coal Board in the United Kingdom.
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