Ceylon Graphite Corp has commenced drilling at its K1 site in Sri Lanka, which is a past producing graphite mine. Drilling will initially focus on the area identified during VLF mapping around the old mine site.
The K1 site is currently the highest priority grid that has been identified by the local geological team.
Ceylon Graphite’s chief executive officer Bharat Parashar said, “The intent is to initially drill in the vicinity of the old shaft and then the remainder of the grid up to depths of at least 300 metres to be able to ascertain the exact location of the highest quality graphite vein.
“This will be done by taking soil samples at different depths and then sending these samples to various laboratories to test for the quality of the graphite.”
Ceylon Graphite is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that is in the business of exploring for and development of graphite mines in Sri Lanka.
The Government of Sri Lanka has granted the company exploration rights in a land package of over 100sqkm. These exploration grids cover all relevant areas that had historical graphite production during the early 20th century representing the majority of the known graphite occurrence in Sri Lanka.