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Lomiko Metals Inc. Closes Financings for Gross Proceeds of $5,520,800

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 13, 2014) – LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR) (the “Company” or “Lomiko”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its previously announced public offering (the “Public Offering”) in connection with the short form prospectus of the Company dated March 6, 2014 (the “Prospectus”).

Under the Public Offering, 26,584,180 units of the Company (the “Units”) were sold at a price of $ 0.11 per Unit and 4,627,000 units of the Company (the “Flow-Through Units”) were sold at a price of $0.13 per Flow-Through Unit.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Unit Warrant”). Each Flow-Through Unit consists of one Common Share to be issued on a “flow-through” basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each a “Flow-Through Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Flow-Through Unit Warrant”).

Each Unit Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering. Each Flow-Through Unit Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Flow-Through Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.20 per Flow-Through Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering.

In consideration for services rendered in connection with the Public Offering, the Company has paid a cash commission equal to 8% of the gross proceeds received from the sale of the Units and the Flow-Through Units and the Company granted 1,872,671 compensation options, with each compensation option being exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering, at a price of $0.11 per common share. Total commission and fees related to the Units and the Flow-Through Units under the Prospectus were $381,780.83.

An overallotment provision granted under the Prospectus was not utilized and is now extinguished.

The Company is also pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced concurrent non-brokered offering by issuing 15,346,231 flow-through units (the “Private Placement Units”) for additional gross proceeds of $1,995,010.03 (the “Private Placement”). The securities underlying the Private Placement Units were issued on the same terms as the securities underlying the Flow-Through Units that were issued under the Public Offering. In connection with the Private Placement, the Company paid a finder’s fee of 8% in cash and issued 920,774 compensation options, with each compensation option being exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Private Placement, at a price of $0.13 per common share. Total commission and fees related to Private Placement Units were $194,600.80.

The net proceeds from the Public Offering of $3,143,988.97 and the Private Placement of $1,800,409.23 will be used by Lomiko primarily in connection with the exploration program on the Quatre-Milles East and West mineral properties (Quebec), for business development and for working capital and general corporate purposes. In particular, the proceeds of the flow-through shares under the Public Offering and the Private Placement will be used by the Company to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses as defined by the Income Tax Act (Canada).

The Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless the Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units are registered under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, nor it is a solicitation of an offer of securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state of the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

On Behalf of the Board OF LOMIKO METALS INC.

A. Paul Gill, CEO & Director, Lomiko Metals Inc.

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

Lomiko Metals Inc.
(778) 228-1170
(604) 583-1932
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko Joins the Graphene Stakeholders Association to Help Advance the ‘Graphene Revolution’

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:07 AM on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Feb. 5, 2014) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B)(Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Lomiko Metals has joined the Graphene Stakeholders Association to help foster its mission of promoting the responsible development of graphene and other 2-D materials and facilitating innovation and commercialization through collaboration with other stakeholders.

Graphene is emerging as one of the most promising materials ever discovered – one that has the potential to play a vital role in the development of advanced technologies in key industry segments, including computing, electronics, energy, defense, health care, telecommunications, and transportation.

“We are delighted to have Lomiko join the GSA, and look forward to collaborating with Paul Gill and his colleagues in the year ahead,” said Stephen Waite, co-founder and co-executive director of the GSA.

Keith Blakely, co-founder of the GSA and CEO of The InVentures Group, added: “The GSA’s emphasis on creating collaborations that can accelerate the commercial use of graphene is, in my opinion, of tremendous value to organizations like Lomiko Metals. By working closely with leading researchers, government laboratories, and potential end-users, members of the GSA have the opportunity to directly impact the applications and products that graphene enables, positioning themselves as highly capable suppliers and participants in this exciting new advanced materials arena.”

About the Graphene Stakeholders Association

The Graphene Stakeholders Association (GSA) www.graphenestakeholders.org was founded in the U.S. as a 501(c)6 non-profit organization in 2013 to help promote the responsible development of graphene-based products. The GSA was created to foster graphene-based education, technical collaboration, scientific exchange, and value and job creation through successful commercialization. It is envisioned that GSA members will be part of a premier network that joins all major graphene stakeholders – researchers, government agencies, producer and user companies.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles East Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. 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.

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
Chief Executive Officer
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko Metals Inc. Files Preliminary Short Form Prospectus for New Issue of Units and Flow-Through Units and Announces Concurrent Private Placement of Flow-Through Units

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:16 AM on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Jan. 29, 2014) -

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company” or “Lomiko”) Lomiko Metals Inc. is pleased to announce that Lomiko has filed a preliminary short form prospectus in each of the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario which qualifies the distribution (the “Public Offering”) of (i) a minimum of 6,818,182 units (the “Units”) and a maximum of 27,272,727 Units of the Company at a price of $0.11 per Unit, and (ii) a maximum of 7,692,308 flow-through units (the “Flow-Through Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.13 per Flow-Through Unit, for minimum total gross proceeds of $750,000 and maximum total gross proceeds of $4,000,000.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (the “Common Shares”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Unit Warrant”). Each Flow-Through Unit consists of one Common Share to be issued on a “flow-through” basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (each a “Flow-Through Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant being a “Flow-Through Unit Warrant”).

Each Unit Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.15 per Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering. Each Flow-Through Unit Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (the “Flow-Through Unit Warrant Shares”) at a price of $0.20 per Flow-Through Unit Warrant Share at at any time before the date that is 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering.

The Public Offering will be conducted on a “best effort” agency basis through Secutor Capital Management Corporation (the “Agent”). The issue price of the Units and Flow-Through Units, and the exercise price of the warrants included in the Units and Flow-Through Units were determined by the Company and the Agent in the context of the market at the time of filing of the preliminary short form prospectus by the Company in respect of the Public Offering.

The Company will grant an over-allotment option to the Agent, exercisable for a period of 30 days following the closing of the Public Offering, in whole or in part, to purchase additional Units and Flow-Through Units in a maximum number equal to 15% of the number of Units and Flow-Through Units sold pursuant to the Public Offering. In connection with the Public Offering, the Company will pay the Agent a cash commission equal to 8% of the gross proceeds of the Public Offering and grant compensation options to the Agent entitling it to purchase that number of Common Shares of the Company equal to 6% of the aggregate number of Units and Flow-Through Units issued and sold under the Public Offering (including the over-allotment option) for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Public Offering, at a price of $0.11 per Common Share.

In conjunction with the Public Offering, the Company is also pleased to announce a concurrent non-brokered offering of up to 7,692,307 flow-through units (the “Private Placement Units”) for additional gross proceeds of 1,000,000$ (the “Private Placement”). The securities underlying the Private Placement Units will be issued on the same terms as the securities underlying the Flow-Through Units to be issued under the Public Offering. The Private Placement will be carried on a private placement basis pursuant to prospectus exemptions of applicable securities laws. The securities to be issued under the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the closing date of the Private Placement. A finder’s fee in connection with the Private Placement is expected to be paid to an arm’s length third party of Lomiko. Lomiko will allocate the financing to subscribers found by Secutor Capital Management Corporation.

The net proceeds from the Public Offering and the Private Placement will be used by Lomiko primarily in connection with the exploration program on the Quatre-Milles East and West mineral properties (Quebec), for business development and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Public Offering and the Private Placement is expected to occur on or about February 11, 2014 and is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approval, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), and may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States, or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless the Units, the Flow-Through Units and the Private Placement Units are registered under the 1933 Act or pursuant to an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, nor it is a solicitation of an offer of securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state of the United States in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

On Behalf of the Board,

A. Paul Gill, CEO

Not for distribution to United States newswire services or for dissemination in the United States.

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

Contact Information

 

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
CEO
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Visit the Lomiko Booth and Learn About 3D Printing at the World Outlook Conference January 31 and February 1, 2014

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:15 AM on Monday, January 27th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Jan. 27, 2014) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B)(Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) invite investors to learn about 3d printing at the World Outlook Conference. Lomiko partner Graphene 3D Lab has reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the process of creating a three-dimensional, solid object from a digital file, of virtually any shape. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, whereas successive layers of material are laid down and create different shapes.

A few months ago, legendary analyst Jim Dines repeated his prediction that 3D printing is the next really big thing for investors. This year’s conference will give you a chance to see it in action. 3D printing expert John Biehler will demonstrate 3D printers that you can use in your own home to manufacture a variety of items. John will talk about the economic and social economics of this revolution, impacting not just traditional manufacturing and retailing but also regenerative medicine and industrial design.

“We are unequivocal in stating that investors must get familiar with these areas. The World Outlook Financial Conference is your chance to not only hear renowned analysts like Martin Armstrong, Mark Lebovit, Peter Grandich and to get Ryan Irvine’s 2014 World Outlook Small Cap Portfolio. It is also an opportunity to get familiar with the most important investment opportunities of the next generation”, Nina Parente, World Outlook Conference Organizer.

For registration details, please visit and register.

“Lomiko will provide graphite to Graphene 3D Lab as the exclusive supplier,” stated Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals. “Novel materials based on graphene open new markets for natural graphite; these new markets are expanding at an extraordinary rate. We are happy to participate in the development of this disruptive technology.”

On September 17, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process of graphite to graphene, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by a modified Hummer’s method. The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material.

Adding graphene to polymers which are conventionally used in 3D printing improves the properties of the polymer in many different ways; it improves the polymers mechanical strength as well as its electrical and thermal conductivity. The method described in the provisional patent application allows consumers to use the polymer, infused with graphene, together with conventional polymers in the same printing process, thereby fabricating functional electronic devices using 3D printing.

New developments in 3D printing will allow for the creation of products with different components, such as printed electronic circuits, sensors, or batteries to be manufactured. 3D Printing is a new and promising manufacturing technology that has garnered much interest, growing from uses in prototyping to everyday products. Today, it is a billion dollar industry growing at a brisk pace.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc. and CEO of Graphene 3D Lab, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board
“A. Paul Gill”
Chief Executive Officer

 

We seek safe harbor. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko’s Graphene 3D Lab Files Patent for Multiple Material Printer Filament

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Monday, January 20th, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Jan. 20, 2014) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) announces Graphene 3D Lab has reached a significant milestone by filing a provisional patent application for the use of graphene-enhanced material, along with other materials, in 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing).

“This patent application is the result of a diligent effort on behalf of our team. It opens up a clear path toward the commercialization of graphene,” stated Daniel Stolyarov, Graphene 3D Labs’ CEO. “It is important that our proprietary technology is accepted by consumers in this market and that we find a method of creating graphene-infused filaments of outstanding quality at a reasonable cost. We rely on high quality graphite from Lomiko’s Quatre Milles Property as the base material for producing graphene nanoplatelets, due to their cost and consistency in quality.”

“Lomiko will provide graphite to Graphene 3D Lab as the exclusive supplier,” stated Paul Gill, CEO of Lomiko Metals. “Novel materials based on graphene open new markets for natural graphite; these new markets are expanding at an extraordinary rate. We are happy to participate in the development of this disruptive technology.”

On September 17, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process of graphite to graphene, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by a modified Hummer’s method. The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material.

3D printing — or additive manufacturing — is the process of creating a three-dimensional, solid object from a digital file, of virtually any shape. 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, whereas successive layers of material are laid down and create different shapes.

Adding graphene to polymers which are conventionally used in 3D printing improves the properties of the polymer in many different ways; it improves the polymers mechanical strength as well as its electrical and thermal conductivity. The method described in the provisional patent application allows consumers to use the polymer, infused with graphene, together with conventional polymers in the same printing process, thereby fabricating functional electronic devices using 3D printing.

New developments in 3D printing will allow for the creation of products with different components, such as printed electronic circuits, sensors, or batteries to be manufactured. 3D Printing is a new and promising manufacturing technology that has garnered much interest, growing from uses in prototyping to everyday products. Today, it is a billion dollar industry growing at a brisk pace.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc. and CEO of Graphene 3D Lab, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. 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.

Contact Information

 

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko, Graphene Labs and Stony Brook University Project Produces Graphene Supercapacitor Prototype *Sponsor*

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:08 AM on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Dec. 4, 2013) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B), (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) and Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”) announce they have reached a significant milestone by receiving a prototype graphene supercapacitor and a report from Stony Brook University and New York State’s Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (Sensor CAT). The prototype of the supercapacitor was made using graphene composite material prepared using a proprietary technology developed at Graphene Labs. The measured specific capacitance of the prototype was found to be around 500 Farad per gram of the material. This value is comparable with the best values reported in the literature for a supercapacitor of this type.

The exceptional quality of the Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”) electrodes allows expansion of the operating voltage window up to 4 Volts. This allows the density of the energy stored in the supercapacitor to be increased. The device has shown this significant performance due to the high specific surface area as well as high electrical conductivity of the graphene produced from graphite material from the Quatre Milles Graphite Project in Quebec. The achievement paves the way for future commercialization efforts by the two companies under the goals of their Strategic Alliance Agreement (“SAA”). The next step is to have the results examined by interested companies within the industry.

Lomiko announced May 29, 2013 that the Research Foundation of Stony Brook University (“RF”), on behalf of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (“AERTC”) and the Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (“Sensor CAT”), as well as Graphene Laboratories, Inc. (“Graphene Labs”) had agreed to establish a lasting cooperation aimed at investigating novel energy-based applications of graphene.

On September 17, 2013 Lomiko and Graphene Labs reported that in the first step of the conversion process, natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into Graphene Oxide (“GO”) by modified Hummer’s method. As the result, a stable aqueous dispersion with concentration of 40 grams per liter was obtained. Further, the GO was converted into RGO. The specific surface area of the RGO was found to be 500 square metres per gram and its electrical conductivity 4 (four) S per centimeter. These values are similar or exceeding the values for the RGO obtained from other samples of natural graphite taken for comparison and processed by the same procedure.

The properties of graphene, including its high conductivity, mechanical strength, and high specific surface area, make it an ideal electrode material for electrochemical devices used in clean energy applications such as supercapacitors and next-generation Li-ion batteries. Efficient energy storage is the cornerstone for a resilient and reliable energy transmission grid and a key element of the clean energy system.

Under the SAA signed February 12, 2013, Lomiko and Graphene Labs agreed to co-develop a vertically integrated supply chain that includes a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, tight quality control and integration of graphene-based products in end-user products. The end goal is to find commercially viable routes to make graphene-based energy storage devices as well as graphene-based nanocomposite materials. In particular, Graphene Labs and Lomiko recently launched a new venture, Graphene 3D Lab Inc. focused on development of the graphene-based composite materials for applications in 3D Printing.

About AERTC

Located in the Research and Development Park on the campus of Stony Brook University, the Advanced Energy Incubator is space that is home to companies within the Advanced Energy Center. The Advanced Energy Center (www.aertc.org), a New York Center of Excellence is a true partnership of academic institutions, research institutions, energy providers and companies. Its mission is innovative energy research, education and technology deployment with a focus on efficiency, conservation, renewable energy and nanotechnology applications for new and novel sources of energy.

About Sensor CAT

The New York State Center for Advanced Technology at Stony Brook University (http://www.usensors.com/SENSORCAT/), designated by Empire State Development’s, Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR), provides intellectual, logistical, and material resources for the development of new product technologies – by facilitating R&D partnerships between New York companies with an in-state footprint and university researchers. The important outcomes are new jobs, new patents, training of students in company product matters, and improved competitiveness for New York State businesses.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com or contact them or via email at info@graphenelabs.com.

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene 3D Laboratories Inc., a spin-out of Graphene Laboratories Inc, focuses on development of high-performance graphene-enhanced materials for 3D Printing. For more information on Graphene 3D Labs, Inc, visit www.graphene3Dlab.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc., has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

On Behalf of the Board

A. Paul Gill, Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. 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.

Contact Information

 

Lomiko Metals Inc.
A. Paul Gill
604-729-5312
info@lomiko.com
www.lomiko.com

Lomiko Provides Update on Strategic Alliance With Graphene Labs

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:35 PM on Friday, September 27th, 2013

September 27, 2013 15:29 ET

Lomiko Provides Update on Strategic Alliance With Graphene Labs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Sept. 27, 2013) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR) (PINKSHEETS:LMRMF) (FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7,) (the “Company”) announced on February 12, 2013 that it had entered into a Strategic Alliance with Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”). The Strategic Alliance is focused on developing a vertically integrated supply chain for large-scale graphene production; key factors to success will include a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, and high quality control.

The Strategic Alliance provided Lomiko with an exclusive opportunity to participate in Graphene Lab Projects such as the Supercapacitor Project in collaboration with the SUNY Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, which umbrellas the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT).

These efforts have produced success as indicated by the recent announcement that graphite samples from Lomiko’s Quatre Milles Property were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com. Lomiko will continue to participate in projects is currently reviewing several opportunities with Graphene Labs. Lomiko will also continue providing mineral samples from the Quatre Milles Project, as required for further testing of the conversion of natural high quality flake graphite to graphene.

Currently Lomiko and Graphene Labs are working toward the integration of graphene-based products into end-user goods as set out in the Strategic Alliance. Lomiko’s high quality graphite and the extensive customer database cultivated by the experts at Graphene Labs will prove indispensable to reaching production and commercialization goals.

In light of the progress made, Graphene Laboratories and Lomiko decided to reconsider the terms of the Alliance agreement. According to the original terms of the Agreement, Lomiko was provided an opportunity to provide equity financing to Graphene Laboratories on an exclusive basis up to $ 2 million. At this time, Lomiko will not purchase an equity position directly in Graphene Labs due to market conditions and the effect of dilution at Lomiko’s current price. Instead, Graphene Laboratories and Lomiko will use available resources to pursue commercialization of the technology developed together. The details of the future collaboration of Lomiko and Graphene Laboratories in the Strategic Alliance will be announced shortly.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc. Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

On Behalf of the Board

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Graphene Labs Successfully Converts Lomiko’s Flake Graphite to Graphene Oxide

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:23 AM on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Graphene Labs Successfully Converts Lomiko’s Flake Graphite to Graphene Oxide

  • Companny announced that graphite to graphene conversion using flake graphite from their Quatre Milles property, as tested at Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”), has been successful
  • graphite samples were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and NEW YORK, NEW YORK–(Marketwired – Sept. 17, 2013) - LOMIKO METALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:LMR)(PINKSHEETS:LMRMF)(FRANKFURT:DH8B) (Europe: ISIN: CA54163Q1028, WKN: A0Q9W7) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that graphite to graphene conversion using flake graphite from their Quatre Milles property, as tested at Graphene Laboratories Inc. (“Graphene Labs”), has been successful. The graphite samples were converted to Graphene Oxide (“GO”) and Reduced Graphene Oxide (“RGO”), similar to materials which are currently available for sale on www.graphene-supermarket.com.

“One of the barriers to widespread use of graphene is the cost of producing it in useable forms. By confirming that graphene may be easily created from natural flake graphite, Graphene Labs and Lomiko hope to produce the material on a larger scale and at a reduced price.”, stated A. Paul Gill, Lomiko Metals INC CEO.

In the first step of the conversion process the natural graphite flakes were oxidized and turned into GO by modified Hummer’s method. As the result, a stable aqueous dispersion with concentration of 40 g/L was obtained. Further, the GO was converted into RGO. The specific surface area of the RGO was found to be 500 m2/g and its electrical conductivity 4 S/cm. These values are similar or exceeding the values for the RGO obtained from other samples of natural graphite taken for comparison and processed by the same procedure. The RGO samples will be used further for preparation of a supercapacitor prototype and samples of graphene-base composite material for further testing.

“Quality of graphene materials strongly depend upon quality of the starting material, graphite. We are greatly pleased with results of testing of Lomiko’s mineral samples and looking forward using of this material in our R&D program as well as production. We hope to use Quatre Milles graphite to reduce costs and create new product lines” stated Elena Polyakova, CEO of Graphene Labs.

Lomiko will continue providing mineral samples from the Quatre Milles Project, as required for further testing of the conversion of natural high quality flake graphite to graphene. The primary goal of future testing by Graphene Labs is to develop a commercially viable procedure for the purification of flake graphite, which may then be used in large-scale graphene production.

Lomiko and Graphene Labs plan to co-develop a vertically integrated supply chain for large-scale graphene production; key factors to their success will include a secure supply of high-quality graphite, cost-effective and scalable processing, and high quality control. These factors are expected to ultimately result in the integration of graphene-based products into end-user goods. Lomiko’s high quality graphite and the extensive customer database cultivated by the experts at Graphene Labs will prove indispensable to reaching production and commercialization goals.

Graphene derived from the Quatre Milles graphite will also be used in the development of graphene-based supercapacitors. This project is being done in collaboration with the SUNY Research Foundation at Stony Brook University, which umbrellas the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) and the Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (Sensor CAT).

Graphene Laboratories Inc. Background

Graphene Laboratories, Inc., located in Calverton, NY, specializes in the manufacture and sale of research materials to R&D markets, with the world’s largest selection of advanced and 2D materials. Having been first in the market to introduce graphene materials for research use, the company is working towards industrial-scale production of graphene and graphene-like materials, currently with pilot-scale production capabilities. The team at Graphene Laboratories are recognized experts in graphene materials, with staff regularly presenting at international conferences and exhibitions. Researchers at Graphene Labs also specialize in custom projects and R&D.

Graphene Laboratories Inc. operates both the Graphene Supermarket® (www.graphene-supermarket.com) and Maximum Materials™ (www.maximum-materials.com), and is a leading supplier of advanced 2D materials to thousands of customers around the globe. The company offers a wide variety of graphene materials, as well as other advanced 2D nanomaterials such as molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, and boron nitride products.

For more information on Graphene Laboratories, Inc, visit www.graphenelabs.com.

Lomiko Metals Inc Background

Lomiko Metals Inc. is a Canada-based, exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of resource properties that contain minerals for the new green economy. Its mineral properties include the Quatre Milles Graphite Property and the Vines Lake property which both have had recent major discoveries. In April, 2012, a 122 Ha zinc anomaly in soils was found on the Company’s 100% owned Vines Lake property. The Vines Lake property is located in the southwestern corner of the Cassiar Gold District. The Vines Lake property consists of fifteen claims comprising 5,290 hectares. In October and November, 2012, Lomiko Metals Inc. announced 11 drill holes had intercepted several high grade intercepts of 9.81%, 10.11% and 10.80% over 3 to 5 metres in length 4.77 metres or less from the surface at the 3,780 Ha Quatre Milles Property indicating open pit potential. Further testing indicated the carbon content of the flake graphite ranged from under 94% (amorphous) to 100.00% (ultra-pure). The project is located 175 km north of the Port of Montreal and 26 km from a major highway on a well-maintained gravel road.

Jean-Sebastien Lavallée (OGQ #773), geologist and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101, has reviewed and approved the geological technical content of this release.

Daniel Stolyarov, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Southern California, CTO of Graphene Laboratories Inc, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical content of this release.

For more information on Lomiko Metals Inc., review the website at www.lomiko.com.

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Focus Graphite Reports Lac Knife Pilot Flotation Plant Tests Yield Large Flake Graphite Concentrate (+ 80 mesh) Grading 98.3% Carbon

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:11 AM on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Aug. 21, 2013) - Focus Graphite Inc. (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) (“Focus” or the “Company”) is very pleased to report pilot plant test results from its flagship Lac Knife high grade flake graphite project located in the Grenville Geological Province of northeastern Québec. This work was performed as part of the ongoing Lac Knife concentrator flowsheet design process. The graphite concentrates generated from the pilot flotation plant will be subjected to further purification tests as part of ongoing metallurgical studies.

Highlights:

  • The average grade of the coarse size fraction (+ 80 mesh) was 98.3% Total Carbon* (“Ct”) compared with 97.4% Ct in the Phase 2 Locked Cycle Tests** (“LCTs”)
  • The average grade of the medium size fraction, less than 80 mesh and greater than 150 mesh in size, was 98.2% Ct compared with 97.4% Ct in the Phase 2 LCTs
  • The average grade of the size fraction greater than 200 mesh was 98.0% Ct compared with 97.2% Ct in the Phase 2 LCTs
  • The average carbon content of the pilot plant campaign was 96.6% Ct compared to 96.4% Ct reported in the Company’s July 9, 2013 press release on the final results of the Phase II LCTs. It is important to note that these results were achieved despite the fact that the less than 200 mesh fraction was not subjected to another cleaning circuit in the pilot plant run as was done in the LCTs, meaning the carbon content of the overall sample would likely have been even higher.
  • These results indicate that all three concentrate size fractions may be easier and more cost effective to beneficiate into technology grade graphite due to the high grade carbon content obtained from the pilot plant testing. Higher concentrate grades translates into reduced levels of impurities that have to be removed in the thermal or hydrometallurgical purification processes.
*All carbon analyses were performed by SGS Canada Inc. (“SGS”) and are reported as total carbon (“Ct”). The analytical methods that were used to determine the metallurgical results included total carbon analysis by Leco on the final concentrates. The lower grade tailings products were analyzed by the graphitic carbon (“Cgr”) method to discount the organic carbon and carbonate carbon in the samples.

The fact that the medium and large graphite flakes could be upgraded to purity levels ranging between 98% Ct and 98.3% Ct by flotation suggests that the impurities are attached to the surface of the graphite flakes in the flotation concentrate and have the potential to be upgraded even further, to purity levels required by battery grade graphite manufacturers. The objective of the pilot plant testing was to produce the highest quality large flake graphite concentrate.

The pilot plant metallurgical testing was completed by SGS on a 23.3 tonne composite of drill core samples collected from the massive, semi-massive and low grade mineralization zones of the Lac Knife graphite deposit. The average total carbon (Ct*) head grade of the bulk sample was lower than the deposit average grade at 11.8% Ct in order to be able to increase the amount of mineralized material available for pilot plant testing at that time. Even with the lower head grade the metallurgical results were excellent confirming the robustness of the concentrator flowsheet design.

Overall, the graphite concentrate recovery decreased slightly from 92.5% in the Phase 2 LCTs to 91.0% in the pilot plant tests, while the amount of large flake graphite concentrate greater than 80 mesh recovered in the pilot plant test was 33.5% by weight compared with 42.5% in the LCTs. The decrease in large graphite flake recovery is attributable to the decision to employ aggressive polishing techniques that successfully improved the quality and increased the carbon content of the large flake graphite concentrate during the pilot plant tests. The assumption that the aggressive polishing conditions led to a breakage and/or folding of the graphite flakes is supported by the fact that the medium sized flake concentrate recovery with a size range of less than 80 mesh and greater than 150 mesh, increased to 29.8% from 21.2% in the LCTs.

** A locked cycle test (LCT) is a repetitive batch flotation test conducted to assess flow sheet design. It is the preferred method for arriving at a metallurgical projection from laboratory testing. In a LCT the intermediate products are incorporated in the following cycles, thus simulating a continuous flotation circuit on a laboratory scale.

Focus President and CEO Gary Economo said: “The pilot plant test results confirm once more the overall quality of our flake graphite resource at Lac Knife; a level of excellence that helps to further de-risk the project. More importantly, the results indicate that all of Lac Knife’s future production holds the potential for purification to premium-priced technology-grade graphite.

“Lac Knife,” he added, “provides the foundation for our mine-to-market to value-added technology business strategy. We anticipate no impediments to the successful execution of our mining and related corporate objectives.”

Dr. Joseph Doninger, Director of Manufacturing and Technology for Focus Graphite, stated: “The +98% Ct purity level and high recoveries achieved on the greater than 200 mesh flake size of graphite during the pilot plant tests confirm the robustness of the Lac Knife concentrator flowsheet design developed by SGS Inc. in the Phase I & II LCTs conducted in 2012 and 2013.”

About SGS Metallurgical Services (Lakefield)

SGS Canada Inc. (“SGS”) is recognized as a world leader in the development of concentrator flowsheet design and pilot plant testing programs. SGS’ Metallurgical Services division was founded over half a century ago. Its metallurgists, hydro-metallurgists and chemical engineers are experienced in all the major physical and chemical separation processes utilized in the recovery of metals and minerals contained in resource properties around the world.

The information pertaining to the metallurgical test program completed by SGS that is presented in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Oliver Peters, M.Sc., P.Eng, MBA, SGS Canada Inc. Consulting Metallurgist. Mr. Peters has extensive experience in the development of metallurgical processes and has managed the majority of the graphite testing programs conducted at SGS in recent years.

This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Jeff Hussey, P.Geo (Québec), VP-Project Development for Focus Graphite and a Qualified Person under NI 43-101 guidelines.

About Focus Graphite

Focus Graphite Inc. is an emerging mid-tier junior mining development company, a technology solutions supplier and a business innovator. Focus is the owner of the Lac Knife graphite deposit located in the Côte-Nord region of northeastern Québec. The Lac Knife project hosts a NI 43-101 compliant Indicated Mineral Resource Estimate of 4.9 million tonnes grading 15.8% graphitic carbon (Cgr) as crystalline graphite with an additional Inferred Mineral Resource Estimate of 3.0 Mt grading 15.6% Cgr of crystalline graphite. Focus’ goal is to assume an industry leadership position by becoming a low-cost producer of technology-grade graphite. On October 29th, 2012 the Company released the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) of the Lac Knife Project which demonstrated that the project has an excellent potential to become a graphite producer. As a technology-oriented enterprise with a view to building long-term, sustainable shareholder value, Focus also invests in the development of graphene applications and patents through Grafoid Inc.

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This news release may contain forward looking statements, being statements which are not historical facts, and discussions of future plans and objectives. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Such statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are in our documents filed from time to time with the TSX Venture Exchange and provincial securities regulators, most of which are available at www.sedar.com Focus Graphite disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update such statements.

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Big North Graphite Completes Its First Graphite Sale

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 11:31 AM on Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Vancouver, B.C., August 15, 2013 – BIG NORTH GRAPHITE CORP. (TSX-V: NRT) (the ” Company ” or ” Big North “), announces that it has completed its first graphite sale. The Company recently sold 200 tons of amorphous graphite, mined from the Company’s Nuevo San Pedro mine and additional feed mines located in Sonora Mexico, to a customer within Mexico. The graphite sold was a mine run, semi-processed product, consisting of a 3/4 inch minus size, yielding an average grade of 68% Cg. The mined graphite was processed at Big North’s processing facility located near the town of La Colorada, Mexico.

The Company commenced test mining at the Nuevo San Pedro project in May of this year and in July announced that it had mined, shipped and stockpiled 160 tons of graphite, leading to the sale of product this month.

Big North President Spiro Kletas stated, “Our goal has always been to become one of the first junior graphite companies to capture some of the market by making graphite sales and earning revenue for our shareholders. Today is a monumental day for Big North and our shareholders. We were able to sell the graphite in our inventory as soon as it was available for purchase. Further, we were able to sell this graphite as mine run. This initial sale demonstrates the significant demand for amorphous graphite and the fact that we are one of a few companies focusing not only on mining, but selling amorphous graphite, gives Big North a distinct advantage. As amorphous graphite is the largest segment of the natural graphite market by tonnage, our goal now is to grow our amorphous graphite mining and sales business for our shareholders.”

Amorphous Graphite

In 2012, approximately 1.1 million tonnes of natural graphite was produced worldwide. Of that, amorphous graphite represented 55% of the world’s graphite production, thus making it the largest segment of the natural graphite market. Further 89% of the world’s amorphous graphite supply comes from China. Mexico is currently the only source of North American amorphous graphite production, with none currently coming from the US and Canada. Russia used to supply amorphous graphite but the mine has since closed. (Source: Simon Moores, Industrial Minerals)

Amorphous graphite is one of the higher quality forms of carbon. Technically known in the market as micro-crystalline, the crystal structure is similar to that of flake graphite but on a smaller scale. The only higher quality forms of carbon are flake, vein and diamond.

The major use for amorphous graphite is in steel production. It is the material of choice by steelmakers around the world to use as a recarburizer. Amorphous graphite is also the only mainstream dry lubricant in the world and is therefore used in many industrial processes from railroads to a wide range of industrial manufacturing.

Amorphous graphite is also used in brake linings, gaskets and clutch materials. Foundry facing mold wash uses amorphous or fine-flake graphite in a water-based paint to coat the mold, thereby allowing ease of separation of the casted object from the mold after the metal has cooled.

Big North, through its Mexican subsidiary Grafito la Barranca SA de CV, holds a 100% interest in the Aki Wiki concession and has a 50/50 joint venture on the Nuevo San Pedro Project. Both concessions are located in the San Jose de Moradillas region, a region that has produced graphite for more than 100 years. San Jose de Moradillas is located approximately 45 kilometers southeast of the city of Hermosillo, Mexico.

About Big North Graphite Corp.

Big North is a graphite development and exploration company focused on select projects in Mexico and Canada. The Company recently acquired 3 past producing amorphous graphite mines in Sonora, Mexico and is working towards accelerating the restart of the Nuevo San Pedro amorphous graphite mine. Big North is currently in the Test Mining phase at Nuevo San Pedro.

Recently, Big North announced that the Company had started the assembly of a processing plant that will be used for crushing, screening, sizing and drying of graphite to the specifications of future customers. Further, the Company has commenced a strategy of buying unprocessed amorphous graphite from local miners who do not possess the ability to process or ship to end users. Big North also owns high priority, large flake graphite exploration projects in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

For further information please contact Spiro Kletas at (604) 629-8220.

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(signed) ” Spiro Kletas ”
Spiro Kletas
President and Chief Executive Officer

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The Company has not established mineral resources and has not completed a valid mining study (as defined by NI 43-101) to support its production decision at the Nuevo San Pedro Mine. Historically, a production decision under these circumstances results in much higher economic or technical risk. Furthermore, without a pre-feasibility or feasibility study and a graphite reserve, there can be no assurance that operations at Nuevo San Pedro will be profitable.

Except for historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially. Except as required pursuant to applicable securities laws, the Company will not update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by the Company.