Canadian Mining Journal


GRAPHITE: Great Lakes Graphite a step closer to production at micronization plant

ONTARIO – The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has approved the amended air-noise permit sought by Toronto’s Great Lakes Graphite so that it can begin production at its micronization facility in Matheson. The plant is now fully permitted and has all the required approvals to being operation.

Great Lakes intends to being production in Q1 2016. Three full time jobs will be created initially. That number could increase depending on demand from the drilling industry that uses graphite fluids.

The plant in Matheson is leased from Northfil Resources for five years with the option to renew. Great Lakes has undertaken the refurbishment of the plant that will be capable of producing more than 10,000 t/y of micronized flake graphite.

Photos of the plant are posted at