Canada

Miller Project

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StagePermitting
Commodities
  • Graphite
  • Marble
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Canada Carbon Inc. 100 % Direct

Deposit type

  • Vein / narrow vein
  • Metamorphic hosted

Summary:

Graphite has been found as disseminations in marble, in sulphide-bearing paragneiss, in pods and veins on the Property. In known occurrences, graphite can be alone or in association with other minerals, including pyroxene, scapolite, titanite, zircon and wollastonite (Spence 1920). Through trenching, Canada Carbon has identified many examples of graphite mineralization associated with marble and detritical rock sequences. Numerous variations of the graphite mineralization are observed within the Project area. Graphite primarily occurs in well crystallized euhedral flakes.

The Project represents an example of a granulite-hosted, high temperature graphite deposit, which could be paralleled to the Sierra de Aracena metamorphic belt described by Rodas et al. (2000), where the same type of graphite occurrences are found: I) stratiform graphite associated with gneiss and quartzite interbedded with calc-silicate series; II) disseminated graphite; III) graphite associated with anatectic tonalities and their restitic enclaves and IV) graphite veins. Graphite in all types of occurrences shows high crystallinity as revealed by the x-ray diffraction (XRD) study and thermal properties (Rodas et al. 2000).

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityProductUnitsLOM
Graphite Concentrate kt 21
Marble t 1,182,037

Operational metrics

Metrics
Annual production capacity 1,650 t of graphite concentrate *
Annual production capacity 150,000 t of marble *
Annual production capacity 1,500 t of refined graphite *
Stripping / waste ratio 1.8 *
Stripping / waste ratio 2.2 of marble *
Waste tonnes, LOM 6.5 Mt *
Ore tonnes mined, LOM 2,096,856 t *
* According to 2016 study.

Production Costs

CommodityEstimated
Cash costs Marble 54 / t *  CAD
Cash costs Graphite 8,666 / t *  CAD
Assumed price Marble 184 / t *  CAD
Assumed price Graphite 13,000 / t *  USD
* According to 2016 study / presentation.

Operating Costs

Currency2016
OP mining costs ($/t mined) CAD 7.24 *  
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* According to 2016 study.

Project Costs

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Heavy Mobile Equipment

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