RS Mines', The Queen's Mine VTEM Anomaly.
RS Mines', Queen's Mine VTEM Anomaly, showing the 1 Square Kilometre license block, fully owned by RS Mines pvt ltd.
RS Mines, The Queen's Mine Location.
RS Mines, The Queen's Mine VTEM Survey.
Mapping RS Mines', Queen's Mine Main Mining Adit.
This location can be referenced to the above image illustrating the 1 Square Kilometre license block, fully owned by RS Mines pvt ltd, under the reference point, Main QM Mining Adit.
RS Mines' The Queen's Mine Site Tour Video, with Director, Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon and materials expert Robert Murray Smith.
RS Mines - History of the Queen's Mine.
RS Mines are the proud owners of the prime mining site, known as The Queen's Mine, it is located in the heart of Sri Lanka, placed in the side of a mountain and was originally opened in the early 1900s by the British, however when the British colonial period ended in 1948 the mine was abandoned, today we are proud to pick up where they left off. The mountain in which the Queen's Mine is situated in is also referred to as 'the graphite mountain'
RS Mines - The Queen's Mine - Current Operations.
Now in its second year of operation we have carried out numerous scans, including VLF and VTEM (Courtesy of Bora Bora Resources) these scan coupled with drilling operations, allow for perfect deep mine planning. We have also confirmed a minimum of 300,000 Tons in the top 500 Meters and from the VTEM survey signs show a similar reserve to that of Kahatagaha Graphite which has been mining for over 140 years+, extracting over 300,000 Tons in that period, however now winding down production due to extreme depths. With a carefully planned mining program, production levels are plentiful and growing, with ore grades ranging from 80%-99.76%+, with HOPG (Highly Oriented/Ordered Pyrolytic Graphite) holding no impurities, 100%C.
RS Mines - The Queen's Mine - Physical Characteristics.
Total area of The Queen's Mine measures 21 Acres, with the altitude of the mouth of the mine at 347 meters above sea level. Graphite veins run in an East-West direction and the lower in depths the thicker the graphite vein becomes. Veins can measure many meters in thickness and 'pockets' of graphite can be as large as detached houses - the miners call these pockets 'Aliya' which means Elephant.
RS Mines - Queen's Mine Scanning and Drilling Program.
Currently the Queen's Mine is in production extracting 20 Tons per month. Over the next three years we will be ramping up production to 2,500 Tons per month via a comprehensive scanning and drilling program. RS Mines extracts what can be said to be the best form of graphite in the world, natural high purity carbon, crystalline vein graphite. Clients from all over the world have praised the quality of graphite that is extracted from the Queen's Mine, with the bulk of the extracted graphite having a purity of 97%+ hitting highs of 99%+ with a highly crystalline structure. In a recent joint collaboration with the Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, we were able to visualise perfect graphene sheets via SEM and STM analyses, to view the collaborative work click on the following link; Collaboration between RS Mines, Toyota Technological Institute - Japan, & Mission Vector Partners - Japan on Surface Analysis of HOPG (Highly Ordered/Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite). You can also take a look at our client feedback page to learn more about our special material.
RS Mines will shortly be carrying out VLF scanning on the whole Queens Mine anomaly, this will then be followed by the Queen's Mine drilling program. While all of these tasks are being executed, the main shaft inside the Queen's Mine will continue extraction as usual.
RS Mines - Queen's Mine Announcements.
Take a look at our Kotuhena, the Queens Mine Image Gallery.
21/10/2014: 7 Micron Jet Mill arrives at RS Mines. Bora Bora Director, Christopher Cowan and Geologist, Andrew Johnstone, meet up with RS Mines Chairman, Ranjith Wijekoon, Director, Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon and Surface Operations Manager, Shevon Antony Peiris.
13/11/2014: VLF (EM16) scan report executed by Professor K.M Prematilaka, this scan being the first in partnership with Bora Bora Resources. The scan provided a positive result with a further four veins being detected at an altitude of 450M above sea level, these only increasing in size as the mine progresses to lower depths.
06/12.2014: All preparations for further VLF (EM-16) scanning and receiving of drilling rigs, complete. Special thanks to Michael Cunningham, Senior Consultant, SRK Consulting, Andrew Johnstone, Geologist, Bora Bora Resources, and Shevon Antony Peiris, Surface Operations Manager, RS Mines.
14/12/2014: Check out the trio of videos from the home of graphene, The University of Manchester, covering a brief introduction, understanding graphene membranes, and the effects that graphene will have on energy storage systems, via graphene super capacitors.
02/01/2015, RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.1, Mining Methods and Types of Graphite, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
04/01/2015, RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.2, RS Natural Crystalline Vein Graphite 99%+C vs Competitor Synthetic 99.99%C
06/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.3, RS Natural Crystalline Vein Graphite Outperforms Chinese Flake & 99.99%C Sigma Aldrich Synthetic Graphite.
08/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.4, Queen's Mine Update.
10/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.5, Queen's Mine Update.
13/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.6, Queen's Mine Update.
15/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.7, Queen's Mine Update.
16/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.8, RS Mines features on the Industrial Minerals 2015 Graphite Map.
18/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.9, Queen's Mine Update.
26/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.10, Why is RS Mines the Dark Horse of Graphene?
07/02/2015: RS HOPG from the Queen's Mine, used at the University of Manchester for the Development of Graphene Paint;