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Graphite: An unrealized diamond

 

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[box_dark]Graphite: black gold or black diamond?[/box_dark]

With multiple uses in multiple industries, graphite is on its way to the top.

[box_dark]The undervalued diamond[/box_dark]

Graphite is an allotrope or different form of carbon just like diamond, but unlike its more famous twin, it has remained a mineral whose value and worth has seldom been realized. It can be considered as the highest grade coal or as a semi-metal with electrical, thermal, lubricating, anti-corrosive and acoustic properties. It is lightweight, flexible and compressible. It occurs naturally in igneous rocks and metamorphic rocks and is present almost in all parts of the globe. It multiple properties ensure that it is critically used in refractories, batteries, brake linings, steel making, foundries, nuclear reactors, electrodes, plastics, automobile bodies and pencils among dozens of other industries.

[box_dark]The thirst for graphite[/box_dark]

Graphite almost single-handedly forms the foundation bed for all the major industries of developing and developed nations. That apart, the latest electronic and technological revolutions make extensive use of graphite for powering them through the Li-ion batteries. These batteries should maybe be renamed as graphite batteries as they need 30 times more graphite than lithium! Whether it is your smartphone, laptop, PC or camera, graphite is an integral part of its construction. And with the successful isolation of graphene, a polymer which occurs naturally in graphite and is one of the lightest and strongest substances ever known, the value and need for graphite is only going to go up. Graphene has been considered as the new silicon. To sum it in a single statement, since every nation thirsts for growth and development, every nation thirsts for graphite – US included. In fact, in 2012, the US State Department declared graphite as a critical material.

[box_dark]The importance of in-house production[/box_dark]

As far as the economy is concerned, it is the worst of times; it is the best of times. Flooding the world markets with their extensively mined graphite, the Chinese held monopoly over the world graphite supplies, accounting for almost 80 percent of the consumption. And today, they export the same, slapping huge tariffs and taxes. Producing graphite in-house could take off a tremendous tax-load and result in cheaper goods. It will also help creating more employment opportunities and boost the economy, transforming us, the US nation, from a graphite-scarce one into a graphite-surplus one.

[box_dark]The opportunity that Graphite Corp. presents[/box_dark]

When the US State Department gave its call-to-action, one Navada-based resource company moved swiftly on to the exploration and development of graphite resources in graphite-rich Alabama. Thus the rebirth of the Graphite Corporation. (or GRPH as it is called) happened. With its commitment to assist the nation by mining this most valuable resource, graphite, GRPH is all set to hog the limelight. It is estimated that just a quarter of the surface graphite in Clay County, Alabama alone would fetch $2-$3 billion! That in itself is sure to raise the value of the company stock by 8-12 times – a dream patch for any investor to dive in!

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[box_dark]The early bird gets the catch[/box_dark]

With GRPH set to become the top graphite producer in the US, dipping one’s fingers early into the graphite-stock pie will surely be beneficial beyond dreams. A simple peek at the Industrial Growth newsletter will clear any doubt one still entertains and encourage every sane person to make hay (read money) while the sun (read graphite) shines!

 

 

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