Black Rock Mining is a mining exploration with a 100 per cent interest in the Mahenge Graphite Project in Tanzania, which is one of the largest JORC-compliant flake graphite resources in the world.
Black Rock Mining’s Definitive Feasibility Study for the project demonstrated that it could produce “industry-leading” graphite of up to 99 per cent concentrate and that it could maintain that quality of graphite for 31 years. It’s also announced the largest offtake deal of any graphite developer in Heilongjiang Bohao one of China’s biggest vertically integrated graphite processors.
Demand for graphite is expected to double globally over next decade driven by batteries and expandable applications, with pricing forecast to nearly double between 2017 and 2027.
John de Vries, CEO and Managing Director
John de Vries is a mining engineer with over 35 years-experience in mine development and operations. Previously, he served as General Manager, Technical Services with St Barbara and proved integral in the 2014 turnaround. He has held positions at BHP Ni West, and was Global Business Manager, Advanced Mining Solutions with Orica Mining Services.
Richard Crookes, Non-Executive Chairman
Richard Crookes is a geologist with over 30 years’ executive experience in the resources and investments industry. He is currently an Investment Director of EMR Capital and was formerly a Director of Macquarie Bank’s Metals Energy Capital Division and was Chief Geologist with Ernest Henry Mining.
Raymond Hekima, Vice President – Corporate (Tanzania)
Holding qualifications in Environmental Sciences and Management, Mr Hekima has over 13 years’ experience with Government and Corporate sectors. He is responsible for Black Rock Mining’s overall business and operations in Tanzania and manages relationships and interactions with, National Government, Local Government, NGO’s and Community relations.