LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Graphite Corp, (NGRC-OTCBB) formerly Lucky Boy Silver Corp. (LUCBE --OTCBB) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the StrataGem Electro-Magnetic Survey on its Chedic/Voltaire Graphite property in NW Nevada. An independent Geophysicist will interpret all data acquired and deliver a report in two to three weeks. This will delineate our future drill targets.
Also, contracted Geologist, John O. Rud, M.Sc. of the GeoXplor Corporation has completed staking on the property adjacent to the Chedic/Voltaire property adding 15 more lode claims and 300 additional acres to the company's graphite holdings in NW Nevada. The Company previously purchased a 100% interest in and to the Chedic/Voltaire Graphite Property consisting of 20 Mineral Lode Claims in Township, 15 North, Range 19 East, Sections 25 & 26 Carson City, NV comprising approximately 400 acres.
The Company previously also purchased 65 claims of 60 hectares each for a total of over 9,600 acres in Lochaber Township in Quebec, Canada. This property is near the Dun Raven Mines that is estimated to have in excess of four million tons of 4.1% Graphite.
Graphite is one of the most versatile of non-metallic minerals. Used in batteries, lubricants, brake linings, refractories and foundries, graphite can be either synthetic or natural. Natural and synthetic graphite industries operate independently and have little crossover in market share and end uses. The rise of the Lithium-ion battery has caused great excitement in the graphite industry in recent times. Demand for batteries (primarily nickel-metal-hydride and to a lesser extent Li-ion) caused a surged in graphite demand in the late 1980s through the 2000s. The growing graphite end and use 10X the graphite to lithium is used and is a critical element in the rapidly expanding electric auto market. Batteries are the fastest growing end use for graphite. Electric vehicles hold the potential to see graphite demand boom. For example, the Li-ion battery in the fully electric Nissan Leaf contains nearly 40 kg of graphite.
National Graphite to enter World Production
American production of Graphite is a national priority as China currently dominates world graphite production and represents 75% of total output. India is the second largest producer followed by Brazil, North Korea, Austria and Canada. The U.S. has no current natural graphite production but National Graphite Corp is committed to explore bringing the Chedic/Voltaire graphite mine to production.
Contact: Kenneth B Liebscher - CEO@nationalgraphitecorp.com
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SOURCE National Graphite Corp