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Securing Grants for Graphite and Lithium Projects in Quebec: A Conversation with Gordana Slepcev

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In this episode, we chat with Gordana Slepcev, COO at Lomiko Metals. A listed Canadian company with a vision to create a new energy future in line with the Quebec Plan for Development of Critical and Strategic Minerals in the region. The company has a graphite and lithium project in Quebec which we will discuss today.

Gordana is a Professional Mining Engineer with more than 25 years of global mining experience in developing, building, and leading safe mining operations and brings considerable experience in mineral exploration, permitting, corporate and regulatory/First Nations/ Indigenous relations, and project financing to the company. We discuss recent updates the company has announced and chat about the latest mining news coming out of Quebec.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Lomiko Metals received a $8.35 million grant from the U.S. DOD Title III and a $4.9 million grant from the federal government for pilot planting.
  • Lomiko Metals is focused on developing a graphite project in Quebec, with a significant resource base and successful battery-grade material testing. They have also been working on a lithium project.
  • The company has achieved high-grade carbon content and recoveries in their metallurgical testing for producing flake graphite and battery anode material.
  • Lomiko Metals emphasises the importance of sustainable mining practices and aims to contribute to decarbonising the Canadian and Quebec landscape.
  • The company plans to raise funds to complete pre-feasibility studies and methodological testing, aiming to develop the project efficiently and contribute to the North American graphite market.

BEST MOMENTS

"We all say, it's a kind of old saying, if it's not grown, it's mined. And the mining shaped human development from the Iron and Bronze Ages and ever since." 

"Mining is not what people think or was a hundred years ago, picturing the guy with a pick, you know, it's a really different industry nowadays. It's very technology heavy and very much digitised."

"The graphite has to be processed to the certain level to meet the battery requirements. And all these consumer electronics like computers, cell phones, they all need graphite."

VALUABLE RESOURCES

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https://lomiko.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/lomiko-metals/

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https://www.instagram.com/lomikometals/

ABOUT THE HOST

Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first-world to third-world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients' organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

CONTACT METHOD

rob@mining-international.org

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson-3a26a68/

Podcast Description

Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics. 

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