Graphite exploration – the importance of planning
Published: Monday, 30 November 2015
Graphite has become the focus for dozens of exploration companies since the mineral’s investment boom of 2011-2012. Andrew Scogings, Industrial Minerals Consultant, looks at the different exploration and testing methods and reporting conventions used by the graphite industry.
Graphite exploration follows a similar path to other
minerals, often from discovery of an outcrop, which is then
explored by methods such as field mapping, trenching,
geophysics, drilling, assaying of the graphite content and
mineralogical and metallurgical testing. ...