Electrical resistivity tests showed that graphite from the Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ZEN) Albany deposit is comparable with high grade synthetic graphite and represent a value at the top of the range.
As quoted in the press release:
Published physics data on electrical resistivity of graphite typically ranges from .003 to .060 ohm-centimetres. Zenyatta’s graphite showed a resistivity of .0034 ohm-centimetres for a compressed bulk graphite test bar measuring 50x12x2.4mm. These results are comparable with high grade synthetic graphite and represent a value at the top of the range. The resistivity test was conducted on a random sample of Zenyatta’s high purity Albany graphite without any attempt to select particle size or to align the graphite crystals to optimize the test results. These initial test results are very encouraging and indicate that Zenyatta’s high purity graphite should be competitive with the best graphite available for a variety of applications including electronic components and batteries.
Don Hains, P. Geo. industrial minerals technical advisor to Zenyatta stated, “These results are very promising, especially considering that tests were run on as-produced sample material from the initial bench-scale test work. The optimization work now underway should yield even better results in terms of graphite properties.”