HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA / TheNewswire / February 11 2015 – Troy Grant, President and CEO of ELCORA RESOURCES CORP. (TSXV:ERA/Frankfurt:ELM), (the “Company” or “Elcora”), is pleased to announce that the Company has begun sample testing for potential graphite clients, and has started testing purified Elcora graphite for graphene, batteries and high-end expandable graphite.
“This work is an important advancement for the company marketing into three high end graphite markets” said Troy Grant, Elcora’s President and CEO. “This is the next step in Elcora’s strategic targeting of niche markets for the high-end Sri Lankan graphite.”
The following steps are planned:
- a.Applying procedures previously investigated, Elcora will first reduce the particle size of the graphite to maintain crystal morphology and perform separations techniques to upgrade the graphite to 99%.
- b.Following particle reduction and separation refining the sample material will be chemically leached to remove the remaining 1% percent of contaminates. The first series of tests are to determine that the residual contaminates can be removed by chemical leaching and liberation as the contaminants are minerals that appear to be receptive to these processes. This further refined sample material will be tested for nuclear grade and then prepared for clients.
- c.Finally, the refined sample material will be subjected to additional specific treatment and testing:
(i) one sample will be chemically treated and expanded to test the expansion ratio, and potentially, activation temperatures,
(ii) a second sample will be tested for surface area and performance in lithium ion battery applications, and
(iii) a third sample will be prepared as graphene and tested to determine yield and quality.
It is anticipated that these procedures and tests will be conducted within the first quarter of 2015 with results in the early part of the second quarter.
Ian Flint, Ph. D, P. Geo is the Qualified Person as defined under NI 43-101 who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information presented in this news release.
For further information please visit the company’s website at http://www.elcoraresources.com
For further information please contact: Troy Grant, Director, President and CEO, Elcora Resources Corp., T: 902 802-8847 F: 902 446-2001.
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