Two Strategic Minerals Energizer Fast-tracks Vanadium and Graphite in Madagascar By Greg Klein
According to Brent Nykoliation, Energizer Resources TSX:EGZ faces a question of identity. “Are we a vanadium company with a graphite credit or a graphite company with a vanadium credit?” the VP of Business Development asks. “The answer is, we don’t know yet.”
A January 2011 resource estimate had already established Energizer’s Green Giant Property in Madagascar as one of the world’s largest known vanadium deposits. On that note, a PEA was initiated. Then the discovery of graphite put a whole new perspective on the project. Further exploration identified five graphitic trends apart from the vanadium zones. Those findings prompted the company to negotiate a joint venture with Malagasy Minerals MGY, in which Energizer holds a 75% interest and acts as project operator on a property that surrounds Green Giant on three sides.