Media Coverage


 
    Christoph Frey: Graphite to Be Key in EV Batteries  
 
    Kibaran in MineLife Daily Resources Bulletin  
Source: Gavin Wendt, MineLife  
    Boutique Mineral has Iron Ore Boom Potential  
Source: Kaitlin Shawcross, Mining Chronicle  
    Kibaran Increases Tanzanian Production Target  
Source: Jack McGinn, Mining News  
    ThyssenKrupp seals major graphite deal with Kibaran  
Source: Reuters  
    Kibaran clinches graphite sales agreement with ThyssenKrupp  
Source: Proactive Investors  
    Kibaran signs ThyssenKrupp off-take deal  
Source: Business News, The West Australian  
    Kibaran score more Graphite Off-take  
Source: Andrew Duffy, Mining News  
    Kibaran Ready for Graphite Sprint  
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    Graphene's Potential Sparks Flurry of Mining Companies Exploring Graphite  
Source: Kathryn Diss, ABC News  
    Kibaran Ups Epanko Resoure Confidence  
Source: Jack McGinn, Mining News  
    New Reserve Supports Kibaran Expansion  
Source: Andrew Duffy, Mining News  
    Kibaran Lands Environmental Approval for Epanko  
Source: Proactive Investors  
    Kibaran Raises $4.1m in Placement  
Source: The West Australian  
    Kibaran lands $4.1m in Placement for Epanko  
Source: Proactive Investors  
    Kibaran Soars in Debt Funding Offer  
Source: The West Australian  
    Kibaran up on $28m Loan Offer  
Source: Business News, Western Australia  
    Kibaran Jumps on Possible Finance Deal  
Source: Mining News  
    Trademark for Kibaran  
Source: Industrial Minerals  
    Kibaran to Brand Tanzanian Graphite under TanzGraphite TM  
Source: Proactive Investors  
    Kibaran Secures Trademark of Graphite from Tanzania  
Source: Wallstreet Online  
    Kibaran Starts Study into Battery Grade Graphite Production  
Source: Proactive Investors  
    Kibaran Ready to Qualify in Pole Position  
Source: Australia's Paydirt Magazine, March 2015  
    Kibaran Well Leveraged  
Kibaran looks well leveraged for a significant re-rating as the Epanko Feasibility Study nears completion.

Source: Alistair Ford, Minsite, 19 February 2015
 
    Kibaran Presses Ahead at Merelani  
Source: Alistair Ford, Minesite 13 January 2015  
    Off-take Key to Graphite Future: Andrew Spinks  
Source: Australia's Paydirt Magazine, December 2014 - January 2015  
    Graphite: The Six Steps to Striking Success  
Source: Industrial Minerals  
    Kibaran has high quality graphite and deals to prove it  
The graphite business is a little different from other in the mining industry. "In graphite, grade is not king," explains Andrew Spinks of Kibaran Resources. Instead what counts is flake size. 

And the reason for that is that the larger the flake, the greater the conductivity. It's as simple as that. 

Source: Minesite
 
    Letter greases Kibaran's graphite wheels  
Kibaran Resources has executed a letter of intent with a ThyssenKrupp subsidiary for an exclusive offtake for 20,000 tonnes per annum of graphite. 

The 10-year agreement is split between Kibaran's Epanko and Merelani projects. 

Source: Mining News
 
    Kibaran in positive graphene results  
Subiaco-based graphite player Kibaran Resources has achieved some preliminary success in developing a process to convert the carbon-based mineral into graphene. 

The company has joined with 3D printing start up 3D Group in funding a CSIRO research project into manufacturing the material, which has a number of potential applications. 

Source: Business News
 
    Junior explorer aims for first graphite production in 2016  
ASX-listed junior explorer Kibaran Resources expects to complete the feasibility and project evaluation study of its Epanko graphite deposit - part of the Mahenge graphite project, in south-east Tanzania - by mid-2015, says Kibaran Resources executive director Andrew Spinks, adding that, on completion of the study, the construction phase will start, with first production expected in 2016. 

Source: Mining Weekly
 
    Kibaran leads graphite charge  
Resource-focused investors who keep a close eye on the daily announcements from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) cannot have ignored how often lately the commodity graphite rates a mention.

Source: Resources Roadhouse
 
    Construction of Kilombero Bridge Commences  
Construction of the Kilombero Bridge in the Morogoro Region, Tanzania has commenced and once completed will have a postive impact on Kibaran's Mahenge Graphite Project. Access and logistics will improve greatly to the Company's project area and surrounding districts. 

Kibaran,local farmers, businesses and communities within the Morogoro Region will all benefit greatly from having the bridge completed.

Source: Daily News, Tanzania
 
    Tanzania to Double Power Supply by 2016  
Source: Reuters Africa  
    Kibaran Signs Up GR Engineering in a Cash & Share Deal  

The deal locks GR Engineering into work on any and all of Kibaran’s Southern African graphite projects over the next five years, and looks like a useful way for the Perth-based engineering group to capitalise on the ongoing graphite boom in Australia, especially since part of its payment will come in the form of Epanko shares.

Source: Minesite

 
    3D Printers Making Jets and Bikes Drive Demand for Metal  
Now that 3-D printers are turning out homes, jet-fighter components, handguns and bicycles, mining and metal companies are making a play to provide the raw materials. 

Suppliers including BHP Billiton Ltd and Baosteel Group Corp., the owner of China's biggest publicly traded steelmaker, are backing research into 3-D printing technology, which can produce components faster and cheaper than traditional manufacturing. Demand for specialised metal powders to feed the machines almost tripled over four years through 2013. 

Source: Bloomberg
 
    Epanko scoping study proves positive  
An updated scoping study of ASX-listed Kibaran Resources' Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, has revealed that the project could have a net present value of A$213 million. 

The scoping study was based on an opencut operation delivering throughput of 420,000 t/y, to produce 40,000t/y of high-grade graphite flake concentrate, grading between 94% and 97% carbon.

Source: Mining Weekly
 
    Graphite report sheds light on importance of flake size  
While there have been many articles surrounding the viability of graphite projects based on deposit size and grade, a new report urges investors to consider other factors such as flake size distribution and product off take. 

Analyst Jason Chesters of Patersons Securities Ltd has recently compared ASX-listed graphite plays and shed some light on important factors to consider before selecting an investment in a research note.

Source: Industrial Minerals
 
    Kibaran resource beats expectations  
Kibaran Resources says an upgrade to its Epanko graphite prospect in Tanzania has delivered better-than- expected results. 

The new resource, at an 8% cut-off, stands at an indicated 12.8 million tonnes at 10.0% total graphitic carbon for 1.28Mt contained graphite, along with an inferred 9.9Mt at 9.6% TGC for 942,100t.

Source: Mining News
 
    Kibaran Resources: Unlocking Tanzania's Graphite Potential  
Investors following Kibaran Resources likely know that the Australia-based company has got a lot on its plate. 

Indeed, since Graphite Investing News (GIN) spoke with Executive Director Andrew Spinks midway through July, Kibaran has released more results from the Epanko deposit, located at its Tanzania-based Mahenge graphite project, as well as its quarterly cashflow and quarterly activities reports.

Source: Graphite Investing News
 
    Why Kibaran Resources Ltd is up 144% in the past week  
Graphite miner Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has climbed 144% over the past week, including more than 13% today.

Not bad when you consider the S&P/ASX 200 Index is up just 0.2% coming into close of trading today. 

Source: The Motley Fool
 
    Deals critical as graphite takes off  
For the host of local graphite plays trying to tap a stock price boom driven by electric car battery demand forecasts, a crucial element will be a solid supply deal. 

Source: The Australian
 
    Kibaran surges further on graphite drilling  
Kibaran Resources continued a stellar run this month, with its best-ever graphite hits helping share climb 35% today. 

New data from reverse circulation drilling at the Epanko deposit within the Mahenge project in Tanzania has provided more encouraging results for the company. 

Source: Mining News
 
    Daily Resources Bulletin  
Kibaran Resources - Outstanding high-grade graphite results from Epanko - Maintain Spec Buy

Source: Mine Life - Gavin Wendt
 
    Six graphite stocks worth pencilling in  
Graphite stocks have blitzed the broader market in recent weeks as speculators have piled in, with some instances of stocks doubling in value in just one trading day. 

Graphite has been a big success story in the last 12 months, due to its growing applications across electrical products and in particular demand from manufacturers of electric vehicles and high-quality lithium batteries. 

Source: Smart Investor
 
    Daily Resources Bulletin  
Kibaran Resources - Ultra-high purity graphite from metallurgical testing - Maintain Spec Buy

Source: Mine Life - Gavin Wendt
 
    Stay calm, the boosters are about  
They're feeling the joy in Perth. Peter Strachan of Stock Analysis detects a slow turning of the tide for junior resource stocks (outside of coal and iron ore) on rising commodity prices. 

Source: The Australian - Robin Bromby
 
    Kibaran raises $3.1m through placement  
Graphite and nickel exploration company Kibaran Resources has raised $3.1 million through a share placement, just months after it completed a similar placement in February. 

Source: Business News
 
    Daily Resources Bulletin  
Kibaran Resources - Completion of oversubscribed $3.1m Capital Raising - Maintain Spec Buy

Source: Mine Life - Gavin Wendt
 
    Kibaran partners with 3D printer  
Aspiring graphite miner Kibaran Resources has partnered with a 3D printing company to explore the use of graphite and graphene in the rapidly growing market. 

The two companies will work on research and patent development. 

Source: The West Australian
 
    Australian Miner Shows Graphite Can Be Used for 3D Printing  
Graphite has more uses than your humble pencil and an Australian miner wants to show just how useful the resource can be. 

Kibaran Resources is teaming up with a 3D printing company to investigate how the material can be used as an input in 3D printing. 

Source: Business Insider Australia
 
    Kibaran Resources riding high on graphite  
Andrew Spinks, chief executive of graphite junior Kibaran Resources, says the company's Mahenge project could soon be one of the mines filling the new demand that technologies like electric car batteries could create. 

Source: Australian Journal of Mining
 
    Hi-tech graphite offshoot could be gold of the digital age  
Putting lead in pencils remains the mainstay of the graphite industry, but it is the high-tech offshoot graphene and its potential in the digital age that is driving interest among a group of miners and explorers. 

Graphite demand around the world is rising, driven by use in lithium ion batteries and fuel cells that power smartphones and hi-tech vehicles.

Source: Australian Financial Review
 
    Graphite venture  
THIS column has long advocated consolidation in the mining sector (too many juniors, too few good projects, which equals large wads of investor money being flushed down the you-know-what). 
 
So it was interesting to see last week that Kibaran Resources (KNL) is planning to join neighbouring AIM-listed Richland Resources and develop their adjacent Tanzanian graphite deposits as a joint venture.
 
Source: The Australian - Robin Bromby 
 
 
    Kibaran completes $1.125 million Placement  
Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has placed 9 million fully paid ordinary shares at 12.5 cents per share, with sophisticated investors to raise $1.125 million.

Investors will receive one free attaching option for every two shares subscribed exercisable at 20 cents each and expire eighteen months from the date of issue.

Source: Resources Roadhouse

 
    Kibaran completes $1.1m placement  
Kibaran Resources has raised just over $1.1 million to fund drilling programs at its Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania. 
 
The Perth-based explorer announced this morning it had placed nearly 9 million shares at 12.5 cents each with sophisticated investors to raise $1.125 million. 
 
Source: Business News 
 
 
    Kibaran signs binding off-take  
 
    Kibaran jumps following off-take agreement  
KIBARAN Resources shares leapt as high as 128% today after the company announced a five- year binding off-take agreement for its Epanko graphite deposit in Tanzania.
 
A major European graphite trader has agreed to purchase 10,000 tonne of graphite concentrate annually for five years, with the option to renew for a further five years.
 
Source: MiningNews.net 
 
 
    Kibaran soars on offtake deal  
Shares in Kibaran Resources took off after the Tanzanian-focused graphite and nickel explorer announced it had signed a binding off-take agreement with a major European graphite trader.

Source: The West Australian

 
    Kibaran finds first buyer for Tanzania graphite  
Kibaran Resources’ Epanko project in Tanzania has been identified as a potential new source outside China for large flake graphite concentrate.
 
The Australian company has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major European graphite trader to purchase 10,000tpa flake graphite concentrate from Epanko over at least 10 years.

Source: Mining Business Media 
 
    Kibaran MOU provides great expectations  
THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an un-named major European graphite trader for the sale of graphite material from the  Epanko deposit, located within the company’s Mahenge graphite project  in Tanzania.

Source: Roundhouse Resources
 
    Kibaran up on offtake agreement  

Shares in Kibaran Resources surged after the company signed a graphite offtake agreement with a European graphite trader.

The non-binding memorandum of understanding covers 10,000 tonnes of flake graphite concentrate a year for at least 10 years from Kibaran's Epanko deposit in Tanzania.

Source: The West Australian
 
    Kibaran launches scoping study on Epanko  
PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Junior Kibaran Resources has commissioned a scoping study on its Epanko graphite project, in Tanzania, to assess the viability of a commercial mining operation.

Source: Mining Weekly
 
    Kibaran Resources commissions Epanko Scoping Study  
THE BOURSE WHISPERER: Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has commissioned a Scoping Study for the company’s 100 per cent-owned Epanko graphite prospect, located in Tanzania. 

The study is to be conducted by Perth-based group, Intermine Engineering Consultants.

Source: Resources Roadhouse
 
    MiningNews.net - Maiden resource for Kibaran  

Kibaran Resources has announced an initial mineral resource estimate for its Epanko prospect, a key graphite target within the Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania.

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    Kibaran releases maiden JORC resources for Epanko  

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has announced a Maiden Inferred JORC Mineral Resource for the Epanko prospect, which the company considers to be a key graphite target within its Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania, Africa.

The Resource outperformed internal expectations by measuring in at 14.9 million tonnes at 10.5 per cent total graphitic carbon (TGC), for 1,560,000 tonnes of contained graphite.

 
    Sky Business News - Switzer Interview with Andrew Spinks  
 
    Kibaran receives confidence boost from Epanko drilling  
THE DRILL SERGEANT: Kibaran Resources (ASX: KNL) has released assay results from four Reverse Circulation (RC) drill holes recently-completed at the Epanko prospect within the company’s Mahenge graphite project in Tanzania.
 
The company said the assay results have confirmed all four holes intercepted additional high-grade graphite intersections.
 
    Graphite demand fires  
 
    AFR Artice