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$GRAT.ca CKR Carbon Announces Name Change to Gratomic Inc. and Appointment of New Directors

Posted by Er at 9:25 AM on Thursday, December 21st, 2017
  • TSX Venture Exchange has approved the change of name of the Company to “Gratomic Inc.
  • Gratomic refers to the one layer thick micro graphite the Company plans to produce to replace carbon black in tires.
  • Effective Friday, December 22, 2017 under the new symbol “GRAT

CKR Carbon Corporation (“CKR” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:CKR)(FRANKFURT:CB81) (WKN:A143MR) is pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has approved the change of name of the Company from “CKR Carbon Corporation” to “Gratomic Inc.“. The change of name will become effective at the opening of the market on Friday, December 22, 2017 under the new symbol “GRAT“. The CUSIP number assigned to the Company’s shares following the name change is 38900X108. Gratomic refers to the one layer thick aka atomic scale technology or Graphenes/micro graphite the Company plans to produce to replace carbon black in tires.

The Company is also pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel Bloch has been appointed a director of the Company to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ian Flint and Mr. Denis Laviolette has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Flint will continue to act as a technical advisor to the Company and has been appointed to the Company’s Advisory Board. Messrs. Bloch and Laviolette join Sheldon Inwentash, Arno Brand, Luisa Moreno and Bernie Stannus on the Board of Directors of the Company.

Sheldon Inwentash, Executive Chairman and Co-CEO of the Company stated: “I would like to welcome Daniel and Denis to the Board of Directors as we embark upon this new stage in the evolution of the Company. The change of name to Gratomic better reflects the fact that the business of the Company is evolving from exploration, mining and processing of graphite to mining, processing and refining of graphite.”

Daniel Bloch is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada for 18 years as well as being registered as a Foreign Lawyer with the Israeli Bar Association. Daniel’s practice is global in nature and focuses on domestic and international matters in all areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and securities law. Daniel has advised on joint ventures and partnership structures in over 20 countries. Daniel regularly travels to South Africa, Europe and North America, where he has lectured on matters relating to financing structures for international joint ventures and the financing of oil and gas exploration projects. Most recently, he has been involved with the representation of a leading Israeli Pension Fund’s investment in an offshore vehicle, the negotiation of Chinese Sino Foreign Joint Ventures, formation of a Namibian offshore oil exploration company, an Israeli offshore gas exploration company and the financing of a multinational gas exploration company. Daniel’s extensive global energy and negotiation experience enables him to manage complex commercial relationships. In addition to his international commercial practice, Daniel regularly represents and provides general corporate and securities law advice to publicly and privately held entities ranging in size from start up to those with established multi-national operations. He has counselled on transactions in excess of $3 billion in various industry sectors, including natural resources and technology. Daniel has served as a both an officer and director of Canadian and U.S. publicly listed companies and is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Denis Laviolette brings more than a decade of experience as an exploration geologist and mining professional, having worked on three different continents. During his time in Northern Ontario (Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Red Lake), Norway and Ghana, he took on a diverse array of tasks, including advanced mine operations, start-up mine management, QA/QC, grass roots exploration, and financing and acquisitions.

Denis has also worked as Senior Investment Analyst with Pinetree Capital Ltd. (“Pinetree”) in Toronto and now serves as Vice President of Resource Investments for ThreeD Capital, and Palisade Global. His responsibilities include market/portfolio analysis, appraising and vetting assets on a technical basis, providing valuation estimates, and reviewing corporate financial statements and technical reports.

Denis is currently President of Newfound Gold Corp., President/CEO of Goldspot Discoveries Inc., and a director of Xtra-Gold Resources Corp, Northern Sphere Mining Corp. and Tartisan Resources Corp. He received his B.Sc, Earth Science (Geology) from Brock University.

The appointments of Messrs. Bloch and Laviolette are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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.

For more information: visit the website at www.ckr-carbon.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).

CKR Carbon Corporation
Arno Brand
Co-CEO
+1 416-561-4095
abrand@ckr-carbon.com
www.ckr-carbon.com

$CKR.ca CKR Carbon Announces over Subscription of Non-Brokered Private Placement

Posted by Er at 10:05 AM on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

  • Raising $2,793,700 in working capital
  • 39,910,000 shares issued at .07
  • Closes on November 24, 2017, all securities issued are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

 

CKR Carbon Corporation (TSXV: CKR) (FSE: CB81) (WKN: A143MR) (“CKR” or the “Company”) an integrated graphite to hybrid graphenes advanced nano material development company is pleased to announce that the offering of a non-brokered private placement announced on October 30, 2017 has been over-subscribed by $343,700 and the Company will be offering up to 39,910,000 working capital units (the “WC Unit“) for up to $2,793,700 (the “Offering“).

Each WC Unit is priced at $0.07 and consists of one (1) common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“WC Warrant“). Each WC Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) common share (a “WC Warrant Share“) at a price of $0.10 per WC Warrant Share until the earlier of: (i) three (3) years following the Closing of the Offering; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.30 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, and the 20th trading day (the “Final Trading Day“) is at least four (4) months from the Closing Date, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day.

Eligible Finders may receive up to 7% of the value of proceeds of the sale of WC Units in cash and up to 7% of the number of WC Units sold in the form of broker warrants. Each broker warrant issued in respect of the sale of WC Units entitles the holder to acquire one (1) common share of CKR at $0.07 for a period of three (3) years from the Closing of the Offering.

The Offering is expected to close on November 24, 2017. All securities issued under the Offering are subject to a statutory four month hold period.

Insiders of the Company are subscribing for 2,400,000 WC Units for $168,000. The insider private placements are exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 (“MI 61-101“) by virtue of the exemptions contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the securities of the Company which may be issued to the insiders does not exceed 25% of its market capitalization.

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.

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

Arno Brand, Co-CEO +1 416-561-4095 abrand@ckr-carbon.com

$CKR.ca CKR Carbon Announces 6.06% Cg over 88 Metres at Buckingham

Posted by Er at 8:45 AM on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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  • 100% owned Buckingham graphite project in Quebec.
  • 20.69% Cg over 8 metres in drill hole 17-02.
  • 2, 7.35% Cg over 12 metres in hole CK17-01

 

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – September 28, 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 initial results from the diamond drilling and trenching program at its 100% owned Buckingham graphite project in Quebec. Results have been received from three of five holes and one of four trenches, with assays up to 20.69% Cg (carbon as graphite) over 8 metres in drill hole 17-02.

Highlights of the results received to date include 15.0% Cg over eight metres in Trench 2, 7.35% Cg over 12 metres in hole CK17-01, and 6.06% Cg over 88 metres from nine metres that included a higher-grade interval of 20.69% Cg over 8 metres in hole CK17-02. A summary of the results is given in the table below.

 

Hole/Trench ID From (m) To (m) Width (m) Cg (%)
CK17-01 53 106 53 3.52
including 94 106 12 7.35
CK17-02 9 97 88 6.06
including 75 95 20 7.52
and 11 31 20 12.09
including 22 30 8 20.69
CK17-03 35 59 24 2.64
17-TR02 13.4 10.50
including 8 15.00

 

Widths are not necessarily true widths as there is currently insufficient information to calculate true widths.

The drilling and trenching follows up on positive results of airborne electromagnetics and trenching undertaking during 2016. Hole CK-17-01 was drilled below an isolated EM conductor and intersected graphite mineralization primarily hosted in marble with minor quartzo-feldspatic gneiss. Hole CK 17-02 was drilled into the main 1.54 kilometre long northeast-southwest trending EM conductor the northeast portion of which coincides with graphite mineralization in the Case Zone that yielded assays of 1.6% Cg to 28.7% Cg in 35 grab samples. The best intersections were associated with marble and calc-silicate rich rock. Hole CK-17-03 was drilled approximately 100m to the south east of CK17-02 where the EM anomaly narrows.

Results from trench two are encouraging, since it extends the known graphite mineralization approximately 230 metres to the southeast and confirms the coincidence of graphite mineralization with the EM conductor.

“We are very pleased with these results from our 100% owned Buckingham Project that confirm the graphite is associated with the EM conductor over the length tested to date,” said Roger Moss, Chief Executive Officer of CKR Carbon. “Results from Trench 17 TR-02 are particularly significant as it represents a 230 metre step southeast along the EM conductor.”

All samples were placed in a plastic sample bag along with a sample tag. Bags were sealed with a single use tie. Samples were securely stored prior to shipping to SGS in Lakefield Ontario. Samples were crushed, milled and roasted and treated by HCl leach prior to being assayed by the combustion infrared technique (LECO). The company routinely submits standards, duplicates and blanks with sample batches to monitor the quality of the assays.

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 of 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.”

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).