About Eagle Graphite
Eagle Graphite owns one of only two natural flake graphite production facilities in North America. The project, known as the Black Crystal graphite quarry, is located 35 kilometres west of the city of Nelson in British Columbia, Canada, and 70 kilometres north of the state of Washington, USA.
The project includes two mining leases, with a combined area of 300 hectares, valid until June of 2032 and renewable thereafter. The leases contain the active quarry area, and the plant facilities, respectively, and are accessible by Forest Service Road. The operational production facility has historically produced at an equivalent output of 4,000 tonnes of graphite per annum. The electrical supply for the plant is a 13.5 kilovolt (kV) power line, and is upgradeable to 63 kV from the main 63 kV hydro line passing within 400 metres of the plant.
The local communities, serving a district population about 60,000, have a long mining history, a readily available skilled labour force, and abundant hydroelectric power drawn from the Columbia River Basin. Transportation infrastructure includes highways, two airports with daily commercial flights, and rail loading facilities in the nearby cities of Nelson and Trail.
Eagle Graphite Incorporated is listed on the TSXV under the symbol “EGA” and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “NJGP”.
Graphite is ideal for numerous applications as it has properties found in both metals and non-metals. Flake graphite accounts for approximately 40% of global natural graphite supply. The supply of flake graphite is concentrated primarily in China, with Brazil, North Korea, Canada and India accounting for nearly all of the remainder of production. Applications include
Potential North American graphite consumption for electric vehicles is expected to grow by as much as 93,000 tpy by 2020, or the equivalent of 25% of estimated global flake graphite production of 375,000 tpy for 2013 (as noted by Industrial Minerals magazine)
meet the team
Mr. Deith has been a graphite company executive for ten years, and has total executive experience spanning 20 years. He is a former Managing Director at TD Securities, where he was co-head of a highly profitable global business unit in charge of exotic financial derivatives. Since 2004 he has been a Director of a successful private company specializing in treatment of sleep disorders.
Mr. Marshall brings to the Company over 15 years of global resources experience, particularly in the project financing arena. He is presently the Principal at Vibrante Solutions Pty Ltd (his own consulting firm), and a Director of African Power & Coal (private company). His previous roles include those of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of WAMA Gold, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rampart Energy Ltd. and Earth Heat Resources Ltd.
Mr. Grujic has over 20 years financial markets experience, including as Managing Partner and CIO of Galiam Capital, CEO at Infinium Securities. He is the currently Managing Director at Coherion.
Mr. Miller has been with the Black Crystal project since 2007. He is a fully qualified supervisor under the British Columbia Mines Act.
Mr. Learmonth has been with the Black Crystal project since 2001. He has supervisory experience with numerous mining projects, including Black Crystal.
Mr. Brunelle has experience as an Officer and Director of numerous resource companies. He is the former President, CEO and Director of Amerix Precious Metals, and brings over 30 years experience as a Geologist.
Dr. Bapty is a Partner at Northland Bancorp. He has over 14 years experience in capital markets.
Mr. Matter is a Consulting Mining Engineer at CH2M. He brings over 20 years of project engineering experience, including resource estimation and mine operating plans.