Jumbo Flakes Found in Madagascar Resource


Energizer Resources Confirms Jumbo Flake Graphite With +90% Purity; DRA Mineral Projects Makes Initial Equity Investment in Energizer


TORONTO, ONTARIO, Mar 26, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Energizer Resources Inc. CA:EGZ +6.33%ENZR +9.57% (frankfurt:YE5) (“Energizer” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has received positive initial metallurgical test results from its Green Giant Project in Madagascar and that DRA Mineral Projects has made an equity investment into the Company.

Graphite ore samples from the Fotsy and Molo zones were submitted to the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Minerals Research Laboratory in Asheville, North Carolina for preliminary evaluations to define potential for recovery of commercial products. Simple mechanical crushing with no flotation yielded flake sizes of +50 mesh, which according to Tom Burkett, Vice President of Graphite Materials & Systems at SGL Carbon Group – the world’s largest carbon company – is regarded by the industry as jumbo flake. Both ores have produced graphite concentrates at purities of +90%.

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CVD Equipment Corporation Declares Record Results


If you have been looking for a sign that graphene investments are about to take off then look no further. What could be more convincing than the latest fiscal results from CVD Equipment Corporation, where a 91% increase in annual revenue is matched by a 610% increase in net earnings.


RONKONKOMA, N.Y., (Business Wire) – March 27, 2012 – CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV) announced record revenue and earnings for the year ending December 31, 2011.

Our record revenue for fiscal year 2011 reached approximately $30,994,000 exceeding our annual 2010 revenue of $16,258,000 by 91%.  We also achieved record net earnings of $3,779,000 or $0.69 per basic share and $0.67 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2011 which exceeded our net earnings of $532,000 or $0.11 per basic and diluted share for year ended December 31, 2010 by 610%.

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Graphite Considered A Top Prospect.


March 29, 2012 (Investorideas.com Mining Stocks Newswire) – With so many moving variables in the rare earth space, how can investors evaluate investment opportunities? Siddharth Rajeev of Fundamental Research Corp. finds his top prospects by zeroing in on a specific material and tracking its growth drivers. Rajeev argues that critical materials used in viable new technologies will see increasing demand. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, he explains how lithium-ion battery development and the forthcoming WTO ruling effect his outlook for graphite and niobium.

The Critical Metals Report: China recently announced it is maintaining its rare earth export quotas of 31,130 metric tons (t), but the U.S., the EU and Japan filed a claim at the World Trade Organization (WTO), saying that the restrictions are illegal. What will this controversy mean for rare earth prices?

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2012 Graphene Conference Promises Something For Everyone.


With the Grafoid sponsored Graphene 2012 conference just two weeks away I thought it would be a good idea to mention some of the things that can be expected from the event. In particular I think special mention of the applications workshop is deserved as for the average investor this is the real subject of concern. Sure the conference will have more than enough to satisfy the tastes of the most graphene immersed and up-to-date of scientists, however, for those looking to invest in the development of graphene as a material of world changing potential then the sit up and listen part of the show will be Parallel Workshop 4: Applications.

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Mass Produced Graphene Sheets From Dry Ice.


Mixing a little dry ice and a simple industrial process cheaply mass-produces high-quality graphene nanosheets, researchers in South Korea and Case Western Reserve University report.
Graphene, which is made from graphite, the same stuff as “lead” in pencils, has been hailed as the most important synthetic material in a century. Sheets conduct electricity better than copper, heat better than any material known, are harder than diamonds yet stretch.

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