Ore Testing

Graphite Testing
Spherical graphite is used during the manufacturer of lithium ion batteries. Only the highest grades of graphite, in this case flake graphite, can be used to create spherical graphite and then used in the manufacturing of lithium ion batteries.

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These batteries are used in cell phones, electric vehicles, to power tools, and are growing in use. This means that the resources to build batteries will grow in demand over time.

Global Energy Laboratories is prepared to work with you to find and prove up the next resources of flake graphite, lithium, and cobalt for use in lithium ion batteries.

Flake graphite testing uses specialized processing and testing procedures developed by us for the battery use of graphite.

During the flake graphite testing process, we will concentrate the graphite in the ore, determine the size of the graphite flakes, as well as the percent carbon at each size “segment” of graphite ore.

Cost of flake graphite testing using Global Energy Labs specialized procedures: $950 per sample

Lithium ion battery metals testing:

Global Energy Labs can also test your ore for its lithium and cobalt content, the other metals that are heavily used in battery manufacturing.

Cost of Lithium content testing using ICP analysis: $400 per sample

Cost of Cobalt content testing ICP analysis: $400 per sample

Learn more with this great graphite and battery reference:

Interview with graphite, battery, and Tesla expert Simon Moores of Benchmark Minerals