Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This is one company that I believe could be a life changer
For those of you who may not have heard of this company let me introduce you to Focus Metals.
Focus Metals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties in Quebec, with the aim of discovering commercially exploitable deposits of minerals (primarily base metal and industrial minerals) which can either be placed into production by the Company or disposed of for a profit to companies that wish to place such deposits into commercial production. The Company intends to be pro-active in the evaluation and acquisition of new base metals and industrial minerals opportunities within its current areas of operations in the Quebec North Shore and northern Québec areas and in other emerging mineral districts of the Province. Common shares of the Company are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange (‘‘TSX-V’’) under the symbol "FMS". Focus’ head office is in Ottawa, Ontario.
The companies flagship project is known as Lac Knife and this is a graphite deposit. Here are some facts on graphite and why I believe this company is destined for greatness as mines go. Focus Metals and Graphite Mining
With our entry into the graphite exploration and mining industry,
Focus Metals Inc. (FMS) plans to become one of the largest
developers of high grade, graphite flake in Canada, and North America.
In a global market dominated by production in China, Focus Metals
provides a significant, new, large, long-term strategic graphite source
from its Quebec-based property as demand continues to grow to
meet manufacturing needs.
$10,000 and $35,000 U.S. per ton
From a commercial development perspective, prices for the best quality
graphite range between $10,000 and $35,000 U.S. per ton.
With infrastructure - electricity, water, communications and road access
to markets - our Quebec North Shore property brims with positives.
Aviation and Automotive Use
The timing of the global green initiative perhaps is the single most
important driver of our decision to develop our graphite field now.
New manufacturing techniques in the United States and elsewhere
have revolutionized the use of graphite film used for the production
of solar panels; anodes for lithium-ion batteries; fuel cells; semi
conductors, and; for heat-resistant applications used in nuclear
reactors for power generation.
Additionally, traditional applications and demand for graphite remain
constant for aviation and automotive use, steelmaking and plastic
products, bearings and as lubricants in oils and greases.
Graphite is a natural carbon element from the same family as diamonds
and coal; has extremely high temperature (>3,000 degrees Celsius)
protective properties and is a core component of high temperature
Closing The Supply/Demand Gap
The change in production from analog to digital LCD and LED televisions,
computer screens and mobile telephones during the last 15 years has also
greatly improved demand for graphite.
Current global demand for natural graphite is estimated at 1.1 million tons
annually, with China producing some 80% of supply for mainly domestic
consumption, but with production in China in marginal decline, and demand
growing 4-5% annually, Focus Metals Inc. sees its operations as significant
in closing the supply/demand gap.
Another extremely big point everyone should know about is the fact that there is 20 times as much graphite in a lithium-ion battery as lithium. The only graphite that is suitable for this is large flake graphite of which the majority of Focus's deposit is
I might add that most graphite deposits in the world have a carbon content of between 2% to 5%, while Lac Knife has a carbon content of 17%. This is not only the worlds largest known deposit but also the only known deposit with grades this high. The advantage that Focus Metals will reap from this in regards to profit are quite clear for everyone I am sure.
Management plays an extremely important role in any company and can make the difference between success and failure. The management of Focus is second to none in my opinion. The CEO Mr. Gary Economo is completely focused on unlocking shareholder value in this company and has brought Focus Metals this far in their journey in just one year.
Obviously I cannot, nor would I, attempt to make any guarantee's but I personally believe this is of all my picks the one I think is worth how ever much time each and every one of you need to invest doing your due diligence. For those who get in on this company stand the chance to recognize some above normal returns.
I strongly urge everyone to go to the company website at www.focusmetals.ca and if I can help answer any questions please feel free to ask.
There are many forward-looking statements contained in this post and this could lead to a material difference in the outcome of this company. I have not received any compensation of any kind in regards to this post. I do own shares in this company and will most likely be adding more within the next 72 hours.
Posted by brujacman at 4/20/2011 08:07:00 AM