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CKR Carbon $CKR.ca adds Mr. Arno Brand to Board of Directors

Posted by Er at 2:57 PM on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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  • Mr. Brand is a Namibian entrepreneur with extensive experience in Southern Africa
  • Worked on the development of the Aukam graphite project since 2013
  • Will serve as  Project Manager

Toronto, Ontario–(September 6, 2017) – CKR Carbon Corporation. (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (“CKR” or the “Company”) a vertically integrated graphite to graphenes, advanced materials development company is pleased to provide an update of the diamond drilling and trenching program at it’s 100% owned Buckingham graphite project in Quebec. To date four diamond drill holes totalling 522 metres and four trenches have been completed over 700 metres of a 1.54 kilometre conductive zone, all of which show visible graphite mineralization.

Drill Hole two intersected graphite mineralization between 25 and 97 metres, while hole three intersected mineralized marble and paragneiss between 10 and 60 metres with large (up to 0.5 cm) flakes in places. Drill hole four also intersected marble and paragneiss, with strong graphite mineralization occurring in the marble from 5 to 21 metres and from 157 to 198 metres downhole. Lesser mineralization also ocurs in the paragneiss. Results of the earlier drill holes were described in a news release dated August 17, 2017.

The four trenches, measuring from 30 to 40 metres in length were excavated across the electromagnetic conductor and all of them revealed graphite mineralization. Marble is the main host to the graphite and significant intersections of 13 to 14 metres were observed in trenches two and three.

The Company further welcomes Mr. Arno Brand to the board as a director effective immediately. Mr. Brand replaces Mr. Rejean Gosselin who has resigned. Mr. Brand’s appointment is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

Mr. Brand is a Namibian entrepreneur with extensive experience in major construction and mining deals in Southern Africa. He has worked on the development of the Aukam graphite project since 2013, initially as the founder and most recently as Project Manager.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Brand join the Board of Directors. He has been an integral part of the Company both in Canada and on the ground in Namibia working to advance the Aukam project,” said Roger Moss, Chief Executive Officer of CKR Carbon. “We would also like to thank Mr. Gosselin for his contributions to the company over the past four years and wish him well in his future projects.”

The company also announces that a total of 1 million options to purchase common shares has been granted to directors and a consultant to the company at a price of $0.07 per share, expiring on September 4, 2022.

The technical content of this News Release was approved by Roger Moss Ph.D., P.Geo, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About CKR Carbon Corporation

CKR Carbon Corporation is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CKR.

About the Buckingham Project

The 100%-owned Buckingham Graphite Property is located 7 kilometres northwest of the town of Buckingham, Quebec, Canada and consists of eight claim blocks totaling 480 hectares. Well-maintained bush roads provide easy access to the property. The property lies within the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Geologic Province 82 km south of Imerys Graphite & Carbon’s operating Lac des Iles graphite mine. Graphite occurs disseminated in marble and paragneiss and within veins hosted in pegmatite, diopside skarn, marble and gneiss.

Two graphitic zones, the Uncle Zone and the Case Zone have been discovered to date, with both zones showing high grade occurrences of disseminated flake and vein type graphite and yielding assay values as high as 81.1% Cg. Initial crushing and flotation of two samples from the Uncle zone has achieved purity up to 99.4% Cg from a single flotation test without process optimization (see news release dated February 17, 2015).

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.com or contact:

Roger Moss, CEO, +1 416-704-8291 E-mail inquiries: rmoss@ckr-carbon.com

For graphite product enquiries:

Arno Brand, +1 416-561-4095 abrand@boswellprojects.com

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks anduncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

CKR Carbon $CKR.ca Extends Case Zone 300 Metres South at Buckingham #Graphite Project

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:33 AM on Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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  • Start of drilling and trenching at it’s 100% owned Buckingham graphite project in Quebec
  • To date one hole and two trenches have been completed, all of which show visible graphite mineralization

Toronto, Ontario–(August 17, 2017) – CKR Carbon Corporation. (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (“CKR” or the “Company”) an integrated graphite to hybrid graphenes advanced nano material development company is pleased to announce the start of drilling and trenching at it’s 100% owned Buckingham graphite project in Quebec. To date one hole and two trenches have been completed, all of which show visible graphite mineralization.

Graphite in the first hole occurs in mineralized marble from 20 metres to 30 metres and from 50 to 107 metres, with un-mineralized quartzite in between. Graphite also occurs in marble in the second hole from 10 metres to 28 metres which is the current depth of the hole.

Trenching is following up on electromagnetic anomalies determined by an airborne survey carried out in the fall of 2016. Two trenches have been completed, the first of which uncovered graphite mineralized marble with the graphite mineralization easily identified by blue-grey coloured smearing in the bottom of the trench (see Figure 1). The second trench also shows marble hosted graphite mineralization with the north wall of the trench appearing to be well mineralized (see Figure 2). The graphite mineralization uncovered by the trenches extends the known mineralization in the Case Zone a further 300 metres along strike to the south.

Figure 1. Blue grey smearing of graphite mineralized marble on floor of trench

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Figure 2. Graphite mineralization in wall of trench

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“We are pleased with the initial results of our drilling and trenching program at the Buckingham Project,” said Roger Moss, Chief Executive Officer of CKR Carbon. “We look forward to providing updates as the work continues.”

The technical content of this News Release was approved by Roger Moss Ph.D., P.Geo, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About CKR Carbon Corporation

CKR Carbon Corporation is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We are collaborating with a leading European manufacturer of graphenes to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol CKR.

About the Buckingham Project

The 100%-owned Buckingham Graphite Property is located 7 kilometres northwest of the town of Buckingham, Quebec, Canada and consists of eight claim blocks totaling 480 hectares. Well-maintained bush roads provide easy access to the property. The property lies within the Central Metasedimentary Belt of the Grenville Geologic Province with graphite occurring disseminated in paragneiss and within veins hosted within pegmatite, diopside skarn, marble and gneiss.

Two graphitic zones, the Uncle Zone and the Case Zone have been discovered to date, with both zones showing high grade occurrences of disseminated flake and vein type graphite and yielding assay values as high as 81.1% Cg. Initial crushing and flotation of two samples from the Uncle zone has achieved purity up to 99.4% Cg from a single flotation test without process optimization (see news release dated February 17, 2015).

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.com or contact:

Roger Moss, CEO, +1 416-704-8291 E-mail inquiries: rmoss@ckr-carbon.com

For graphite product enquiries:

Arno Brand, +1 416-561-4095 abrand@boswellprojects.com

“Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com)

 

NEW CLIENT ALERT: AGORACOM Welcomes CKR Carbon Corporation $CKR.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:04 AM on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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WHY CKR CARBON?

  • Only historical graphite producer in Namibia
  • High grade vein type deposit
  • Produced 25,000 tonnes of graphite periodically between 1940 and 1974
  • Occurs within a shear zone within the Namaqua Complex
  • Medium to large flake distribution
  • Located 120 miles from the Port of Luderitz
  • Underground water available on site

 

View Aukam Graphite Deposit 2016 Technical Report

CKR is an emerging Advanced Materials company focused on developing its 63% owned Lump graphite mine in Namibia. CKR expects to generate revenue supplying feed to a pre-existing processing facility in Namibia for refinement. CKR intends use of proceeds to contribute to its internal development of a Graphene tire to supply to the auto industry within the next 12 to 18 months.

The Aukam Mine

 

Requires Namibian Ministry of natural resources approval (2 environmental assessments) to reinstate all the mine; which has sat idle since 1974. There are open adits, underground narrow high grade veining of high quality, around 20% Carbon.  The graphite has the highest degree of crystallinity of all forms of graphite. There is no need to prove up mine beyond certain parameters, the mine is not the “asset” driving value; it’s the quality and purity of the graphite that allows for better economics in processing into graphene for “future” uses.

It’s the refinement of their “asset” for commercialization purposes that will drive value. CAPEX is very low, starting at 800k, CKR plans to produce 100tonnes of graphite per annum at $80 to 100$ p/t.

Aukam is scaleable – within the context of a growing market.

Commercialization will occur inside Namibia, qualifying the purification/processing of its graphite into a saleable, refined graphene suitable as inputs into the burgeoning Advanced Materials market. CKR intends to utilize its own graphene for development and industrial production of automobile tires containing graphene.  The addition of graphene is intended to reduce wear and tear and achieve greater longevity.

The Aukam mine  is a small though integral element for CKR to augment into its desired state, without it the company would not be as opportunistic  in the belief that they can mine, process and refine to revenue that will support their R&D in an emerging Graphene market. CKR seeks to develop sustainable revenue through Aukam mining that is supportive of internal R&D, developing applications for consumer and commercial uses within the car tire subsegment of the Automobile Industry

Accessibility, Climate, Local Resources, Infrastructure and Physiography

Accessibility

Access to the property farm gate is via a 52.6 km graded gravel road (D446 and D727) from the main tar road (B4 Highway). This road is accessible to conventional cars. From the farm gate to the foot of the range that hosts the deposit (another 1km) is accessible by four-wheel drive gravel track, but essentially all-weather. The mine site workings are on a rugged slope and there is limited access by a bulldozed road. Access to the upper adits and open pit is by foot.

Climate

The Aukam Graphite deposit is located in an area of southern Namibia with both summer and winter rainfall. In the austral summer, daytime temperatures peak in the mid 40° Celsius, while in winter temperatures can go as low as freezing. Rainfall in winter is generally light drizzle with occasional harder falls and sometimes flurries. In summer, the rainfall is associated with occasional thunderstorms and is of short duration, but can be of very high intensity. All of the streams within the area are ephemeral and can flow very strongly after summer rainfall. Average annual rainfall is 50-150 mm.

Infrastructure

The infrastructure in the area is good with access to the site possible throughout the year. The Aukam Graphite deposit is relatively close to a main tar road and well graded so the only construction required would be a ±2 km long access road to site. There is a national power grid that passes 2 km from the property. A link would likely be required. Water is available in large amounts from underground aquifers (there is an old pump station at the foot of the mountain which was used previously to supply operations with water). The nearest rail link is located next to the main highway (some 70 km from site). Suitable areas for tailings dams and flotation plants are available dependent on eventual plant design. The nearest town of Aus is some 87 km away by road. The area is very arid farmland. 

Physiography

The Aukam Graphite deposit lies at an elevation between 1150m and 1300m above sea level. The surrounding area is up until 1450m above sea level at the highest point. The area is rugged with steep sided valleys and abrupt changes in local relief caused by differential erosion.

Geological Setting

The Aukam graphite deposit daylights in an erosional window incised through the hard layers of sedimentary rocks that mantle southern Namibia. The older hosting rocks, known as the Namaqualand Complex, are assemblage of gneisses, marbles, schists, quartzites, amphibolites with nested intrusive rocks including granite and gabbros. This suite of rocks indicates that the entire complex was once deeply buried. Intrusive events of charnockites have been dated between 1300 and 900 million years ago (Kroner and Blignault, 1976). Steep dipping shear zones are common and some are dated by Joubert (1974) around 1200 million years ago.

A prominent flat-lying and resistant sediment layer overlies the erosional unconformity at the top of the Namaqualand Complex. The specific formation has yet to be confirmed; however, it is likely to be the lowest most member of the Nama Group (Dabis Formation).

Hydrothermal alteration is common to some rocks in the window as is pegmatite veining. Both are evidence of hot water flowing through the rock. The graphite occurs at one such site where over-pressured hot waters evidently carrying carbon dioxide and maybe methane mineralized carbon into a zone of broken rock. This hosting “shear zone” is exposed for 350 m.

Reimer (1984) identified the sheared host rock at Aukam as Proterozoic granite hydrothermally altered to kaolinite and speculated on a biogenic origin to the graphite. However, he also considers Mueller’s (1971) opinion that veins from an unspecified location in Namibia sounding like Aukam was an “inorganic derivation of the hydrocarbons”.

Schneider and Genis [2001] have published a brief description of the graphite deposit:

“The zone comprises three parallel lodes. Veins, lenses and pockets of ore, several centimeters wide, dip 70 to 90 degrees to the south. The graphite, which is of the fine-flakey to lumpy type, usually contains malachite specs, while sulphur occurs along cracks. The graphite veins are flanked by a pale-green, highly epidotized and kaolinized granite which is soft and highly decomposed.”

The grayish rock and lineaments in the Aukam shear zone are clearly visible in satellite imagery. An inspection of the satellite data has yet to find a similar structure, although there are multiple locations demonstrating alteration that need to be investigated.