Archer Exploration

Graphite

Graphite presents a significant and rapidly emerging opportunity for Archer.

EYRE PENINSULA GRAPHITE
The Eyre Peninsula Graphite Projects comprise the Campoona Shaft, Campoona Central and Wilclo South projects.

CAMPOONA PROJECT

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The Campoona project is the most advanced of Archer's Eyre Peninsula Graphite projects. Initially Archer proposes to develop an open pit mine at Campoona Shaft and a graphite processing facility at Sugarloaf Hill.  

A Mine Lease application has been submitted to the South Australian Government.  More information about this application is available at the link above.

What sets Campoona apart from almost all other graphite deposits in the world is its ability to deliver ultra pure, high value, highly crystalline ultra-fine graphite using conventional mechanical cell flotation.

The Campoona Graphite Project comprises the Campoona Shaft, Campoona Central and Wilclo South, located 15km north of Cleve on Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Proximity to infrastructure
Campoona is located close to infrastructure with existing high voltage power line and gazetted truck routes running through the tenement area (refer to map).

JORC 2012 Graphite Resources
In August 2014, the Company announced JORC 2012 Graphite Resources.

Global JORC 2012 Graphite Resources (5% Cg cut-off)

Area

Resource Category

Tonnes
(Mt)

Graphitic Carbon %

Contained Graphite (t)

Campoona Shaft

Measured

0.32

12.7

40,600

Indicated

0.78

8.2

64,000

Inferred

0.55

8.5

46,800

Central Campoona

Indicated

0.22

12.3

27,100

Inferred

0.30

10.3

30,900

Wilclo South

Inferred

6.38

8.8

561,400

Combined

Total Resource

8.55

 9.0

 770,800

Metallurgy
Campoona is unique in that it can deliver very high quality graphite from a low cost, high yielding extractive process. Metallurgical bench-scale testing of representative diamond drill core samples of Campoona graphite has resulted in recoveries of >99% TGA (total Graphitic carbon completed using Thermogravimetric Analysis accurate to ±1%carbon).

SUGARLOAF PROJECT
The Carappee Hill (Sugarloaf graphite deposit) Project (EL 4861) is located within 15km of the Campoona Project. Drilling at Carappee Hill has identified an Exploration Target* of 60-90Mt grading 10-12% C.