Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta”) is a Mineral Exploration and Development Company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Zenyatta is currently developing the Albany Graphite Deposit (“Albany”) – a rare, igneous related, hydrothermal graphite deposit with the potential to produce a natural, high-purity graphite that may compete in high-technology markets traditionally reserved for synthetic graphite. To date, Albany is the largest and only known global deposit within the rare igneous-hosted, hydrothermal (“vein”) subclass of graphite deposits to be in development.
The Company’s graphite deposit is located 30 km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, power line and natural gas pipeline near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst. A rail line is located 70 km away with an all-weather road approximately 4-5 km from the graphite deposit. Local resources and businesses essential to exploration activities (e.g. accommodation, medical services, equipment and supply stores, and transportation services) are also readily available. The deposit is near surface, beneath glacial till overburden and a thin veneer of Paleozoic sedimentary cover rocks.
High-purity graphite is gaining prominence at a time when Zenyatta discovered a very rare (hydrothermal) graphite deposit; this high crystallinity graphite can be upgraded without the use of aggressive acid (HF) or high temperature thermal treatment. Zenyatta has developed an environmentally friendly metallurgical process flowsheet that consists of grinding, flotation and caustic treatment using sodium hydroxide. The company has been able to achieve an “extraordinary” carbon purity result of >99.9 percent in bench-scale tests, using this proprietary and environmentally friendly purification process.
To develop our unique graphite resources to serve the growing global needs for high purity graphite driven by the clean tech sector in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, while providing a good return to our shareholders.
Zenyatta's Milestones To Date:
September 27, 2016 - Zenyatta Receives Support from the Government of Canada for the Albany Graphite ...
May 16, 2016 - Zenyatta Signs MOU with Larisplast Ltd., Ben-Gurion University & B.G. Negev Technologies during Ontario Business Mission to the Middle East; Concrete Admixture to Contain Zenyatta Nano-Graphite in Collaborative Project.
May 11, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Invited on Business Mission to Middle East with Ontario's Premier Wynne; Zenyatta Plans Further Collaboration with Ben-Gurion University (Israel) on Graphene Material Produced from the Albany Graphite Deposit.
May 9, 2016 - Zenyatta Announces Commencement of Rights Offering to Fund Ongoing Market & Business Development Programs; Positive feedback from Global End-Users Concluded that Additional Samples for Scaled up Testing is an Important Step for Further High-Purity Albany Graphite Product Development.
May 2, 2016 - Zenyatta Announces Rights Offering to Fund Ongoing Market & Business Development Programs; Positive Feed from Global End-Users Concluded that Additional Samples for Scaled up Testing is an Important Step for Further High-Purity Albany Graphite Product Development
August 12, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures and Ballard Power Collaborate on Fuel Cell Technology Related to Energy Storage; Testing by Ballard on Albany Graphite Exhibited High Thermal and Corrosion Resistance Properties
March 9, 2015 - Zenyatta; Initial Screening Shows Albany Graphite Material to be Suitable for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components; Company Collaborates with Global Leader in Fuel Cell Technology Supported by the Government of Canada
December 2, 2013 - Robust Initial Resource Estimate for Albany Graphite Deposit
October 3, 2013 - Electrical Resistivity Test on Albany Graphite Yield Exceptional Results
January 16, 2013 - Hires VP Exploration & Supports University Research Program
September 5, 2012 - Zenyatta Ventures Contracts Industrial Minerals & Graphite Specialist; Don Hains