12.01.2017: Construction of GGT on-site accommodation and finishing off the conference room and workers wash rooms, at the GGT processing facility.
30.12.2016: Construction of GGT bungalow one, on-site accommodation at the GGT processing facility.
13.12.2016: Construction of GGT bungalow one, finishing the conference room and worker wash rooms at the GGT processing facility.
06.12.2016: Construction of bungalow one, on-site accommodation at the GGT processing facility.
04.12.2016: Construction of bungalow one, on-site accommodation at the GGT processing facility and finishing off the processing facility wash room.
28.11.2016: Construction of GGT on site accommodation, bungalow one.
27.11.2016: Construction of GGT on site accommodation, bungalow one.
10.11.2016: GGT processing facility renovations.
30.10.2016: GGT processing facility renovations.
13.10.2016: GGT processing facility renovations.
21.09.2016: Global Graphene Technologies processing facility renovations.
14.09.2016: Global Graphene Technologies processing facility renovations.
23.08.2016: Global Graphene Technologies processing facility renovations.
13/08/2016: RS Mines & Global Graphene Technologies features in the exhibition, Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond. Held at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, the London Science Museum and the Hong Kong Science Museum.
23/07/2016: RS Mines welcomes Global Graphene Technologies, is it a bird, is it a plane, no, it is Global Graphene Technologies!
21/07/2016: GGT Processing Facility Enhancements, Constructing GGT Bungalow One.
03/07/2016: GGT Processing Facility Enhancements.
24/06/2016: GGT Processing Facility Enhancements, click on the images to enlarge and hover over for description.
02/06/2016: RS Mines completes purchase of strategic land area within RS Mines' 1 Square Km mining grid, which contains the Queen's Mine anomaly, totaling 22 Acres owned by RS Mines.
26/04/2016: RS Mines & Global Graphene Technologies to feature in the exhibition, Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond. Held at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, the London Science Museum and the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photos courtesy of Ian Teh and Panos Pictures. Click on the images to enlarge and hover over for image description.
01/03/2016: Ranjith Wijekoon steps down as Chairman, due to poor health, issuing 51% controlling share to Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon and appointing him as CEO of RS Mines (pvt) Ltd.
02/02/2016: Merle Angela Peiris accepts Dual Citizenship on behalf of Director, Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon
13/11/2015: Global Graphene Technologies (GGT) officially enters into Term Sheet with RS Mines (PVT) Ltd to become the parent company to RS Mines (PVT) Ltd. GGT will be raising capital in the coming months, ahead of its planned ASX listing in late 2017. The capital will be used to finance a comprehensive drilling plan to confirm the overall value of the Queen’s Mine graphite resource located in Sri Lanka, fully owned by RS Mines, and to achieve JORC compliance reporting standards.
Further capital will be used to develop the resource into one of the most prominent sources for the manufacture of graphene.
Global Graphene Technologies plans to establish a number of graphite and graphene-related subsidiaries in the sectors of micronised crystalline vein graphite supply, graphene oxide supply and energy storage device applications, to capitalise on growing demand for graphene which has the ability to disrupt the markets of solar, medical, and energy storage.
Global Graphene Technologies will be approaching investors in due course who have an interest in graphite, graphene, or mining, and ideally hopes to attract investors who can also bring strategic expertise. In addition to Australia and Sri Lanka, it could attract investors from Canada, the US, the UK, China and Japan as they are nations that have substantial needs for graphene and graphite-related products.
Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea.
11/10/2015: RS Mines & Mission Vector Partners Attend the Peradeniya University, Post Graduate Institute Of Science (PGIS) Conference. Click on the following link to view the PGIS Conference Photo Gallery.
08/10/2015: The Public Listing Co. has been engaged to assist with the development of RS Mines into a leading global graphene technology company to leverage the resources available from The Queen's Mine. This includes the initial corporate structuring required to prepare the company for listing on the ASX, capital raising, and business improvement activities to maximise the value of the group.
The Public Listing Co’s Managing Director, Mr. James Mawhinney commented on the partnership.
"The Public Listing Co. is excited to be working in partnership with RS Mines to fully capitalise on a resource which will play a big part in the future of many medical, automotive, consumer products and energy-related applications. The Queen's Mine is a truly unique graphite deposit which deserves the exposure associated with being an ASX-listed company, and we look forward to working with the RS Mines team as we ready their company for a listing."
28/09/2015: RS Mines pvt ltd. and Bora Bora Resources (ASX-BBR) - HOA Terminated -28/09/2015 ASX Announcement - http://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20150928/pdf/431n4mfsr27ttv.pdf
05/08/2015: RS enters material trials with Graphenest, Portugal.
21/07/2015: RS enters material trials with Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium.
31/03/2015: RS enters material trials with Manchester University, graphene spin-off manufacturing company, 2D-Tech, UK.
02/03/2015: RS enters material trials with Zap&Go, UK.
26/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.10, Why is RS Mines the Dark Horse of Graphene?
18/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.9, 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.
15/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.7, Queen's Mine Update.
13/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.6, Queen's Mine Update.
12/01/2015: Graphene on the One Show.
10/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.5, Queen's Mine Update.
08/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.4, Queen's Mine Update.
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.
04/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.2, RS Natural Crystalline Vein Graphite 99%+C vs Competitor Synthetic 99.99%C.
02/01/2015: RS Mines Newsletter - January 2015, issue 1.1, Mining Methods and Types of Graphite, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
19/12/2014: The University of Manchester, the Home of Graphene, video on Graphene Composites.
14/12/2014: Check out the video from the home of Graphene, the University of Manchester. The first video below giving a brief introduction to graphene.
14/12/2014: Video from the University of Manchester, the home of graphene. This video covering the topic of graphene membranes.
14/12/2014: Graphene will be revolutionising the energy storage industry, super capacitors will allow for the next level of smarter energy storage systems, take a look at the University of Manchester's video on graphene energy storage.
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.
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.
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.
30/08/2014: RS Mines cutting the lines through the jungle in preparation for VLF (EM16) scanning. The scan was contracted to the Vice President of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka (Department of Geology - University of Peradeniya) – Professor Mahinda Premathilake.
13/07/2014: RS Mines and Bora Bora Resources plan further VLF (EM16) scanning and design drilling program for the Queen's Mine property, take a look at the Queen's Graphite Mine page for an update on the initial VLF scan lines and proposed drill positions.
28/06/2014: Proactive Investors USA & Canada.
28/06/2014: Mining World.
27/06/2014: Viva Lanka.
27/06/2014: Proactive Investors UK.
27/06/2014: Proactive Investors UK.
27/06/2014: Proactive Investors UK.
26/06/2014: Industrial Minerals.
26/06/2014: Hot Copper New Zealand.
26/06/2014: Proactive Investors Australia.
25/06/2014: Seeking Alpha.
25/06/2014: ASX Announcement on Bora Bora and RS Mines.
25/06/2014: Graphene Info.
25/06/2014: Colombo Page.
24/06/2014: Proactive Investors Australia.
24/06/2014: Proactive Investors Hong Kong.
24/06/2014: Mining News Premium.
24/06/2014: Mining News.
24/06/2014: Bull Equities.
24/06/2014: Info Lanka.
24/06/2014: Hot Copper Australia.
24/06/2014: Official announcement from the ASX - RS Mines signs Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Bora Bora Resources.
16/05/2014: RS Mines meets with Slintec (Sri Lankan Institute of Nano Technology).
03/04/2014: Dan Avila uses RS Mines graphite for his Scientific Report on Graphene Synthesis, Method vs. Voltage in a Dye Sensitised Solar Cell.
01/04/2014: Dr Girish Joshi uses RS Mines graphite for his Scientific Report on Optimised AC conductivity correlated to structure, morphology, and thermal properties of PVDF/ PVA/ Nafion Composites.
16/03/2014: BOI agreement period of six years ends, RS chooses not to renew or extend BOI agreement.
14/03/2014: Industrial Minerals Article on RS Mines.
13/12/2013: AZ Electronics visit RS Mines in Sri Lanka, to plan the scale up of Graphene Oxide at the RS Mines processing facility.
06/12/2013: Graphene Batteries plan Graphene Oxide scale up at RS Mines processing facility.
30/11/2013: Graphene Batteries visits RS Mines in Sri Lanka to plan Lithium Ion cell manufacturing pre pilot and pilot plants at the RS Mines processing facility.
28/11/2013: RS Mines, initiate talks with AZ Electronics to scale up production of Graphene Oxide.
30/10/2013: Graphene Batteries confirm that RS Mines highly crystalline natural vein graphite produces the best results in Lithium Ion battery cell, in total fifty types of graphite were tested from around the world, with RS graphite producing supreme results.
30/09/2013: RS Mines make Strategic Alliance made with Graphene Batteries of Norway.
30/06/13: Graphene Info News Article.
22/06/13: Check out our Consumer Conductive Ink ink action, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzE0-KJIfw0.
16/06/13: Check out the tour of the Queen's Mine and latest photos.
13/06/13: Asbury Carbon makes a full elemental analysis of our raw Graphite compared to Chinese competitor, Results are in and our Graphite triumphs again, proving the point that our Graphite is the best in the world! Chinese Flake measured 95% and our sample measures 99. 1%.
03/06/13: RS Mines discovers that a percentage of graphite ore is Highly Ordered/ Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite (HOPG), view our video on RS HOPG;
30/05/13: RS Mines develops Graphene Oxide (GO).
16/05/13: Take a look at the videos made in Sri Lanka on Mr. Murray-Smith's You Tube Channel;
08/05/13: Robert Murray-Smith visits RS Mines in Sri Lanka.
04/05/13: Robert Murray-Smith, Microwave Exfoliation of Intercalated Graphite, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yElNtS1QXA4.
02/05/13: Rice University/ AZ Electronics GO Evaluation, High quality graphene oxide (GO) wet cake 32% weight produced from RS 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite.
28/04/13: Robert Murray-Smith, the Graphene Guru, creates his you tube video on Highly Ordered/ Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite - Extremely High Diamagentism, http://youtu.be/wvbUp6Fu3LQ.
27/04/13: Energizer on Graphite & Graphene.
27/04/13: HOPG - Highly Ordered/ Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite found at the Queen's Mine in Sri Lanka, HOPG product to be offered on our online shop in the near future, RS Mines Online Shop.
*11/04/13: Robert Murray-Smith release of his new e book, Graphene 101.
*10/04/13: New Robert Murray-Smith video, shown in our video library at the bottom of the page, click on the following link to view, video gallery.
*05/04/13: Word of Mouth promotion for RS Mines, thanks to Graphene Guru, Robert Murray-Smith, click on the link to have a watch;
* 05/04/13: Graphite has many different uses and applications, now with the realisation and understanding of Graphene, there are even more uses and applications for graphite. It has now come to light that defected Graphene is 'weak', http://www.graphene-info.com/graphene-defects-can-make-it-weak-material-exhibits-pseudo-hall-petch-effect.
the only way of over coming this problem is to use higher quality starting materials. Our graphite undergoes no chemical and physical engineering changes to improve the quality. Straight from the ore the purities range from 80% - 99.76%, the most important fact is that the graphite is defect free, allowing successful integration into your final applications.
* 02/04/13: We present the first draft of the Graphene Production Map.
* 02/04/13: Robert Murray-Smith releases his new you tube video on Reduction techniques, Reduction Techniques, part four.
*01/04/13: http://www.ioxus.com/ test RS 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite powder in their proposed super capacitor application.
*31/03/13: Nano Material Guru, Robert Murray-Smith agrees to analyse our 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite powder.
*28/03/13: RS Mines team up with Nano Materials Expert, Robert Murray-Smith to create our Graphene Educational Resource.
*16/03/13: Rice University successfully produces GO (Graphite Oxide), results to be documented shortly.
- 17/02/13: Latest Photographs of graphite veins at Kotuhena mining premises.
- 16/02/13: Rice University researchers confirm from the Raman Spectroscopy Analysis, that our ore appears to be without defects (RS 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite is composed of sp2 carbon, a highly crystalline - highly ordered carbon atom arrangement) when compared to all other carbon sources. Take a look at the two video links bellow to understand fully why sp2 carbon makes a stronger and more stable bond than sp3 carbon, thus, wiki answers: sp2 carbon is more electronegative and has a higher energy bonding level than sp3 carbon, thus making RS 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite powder an excellent choice for producing graphene oxide (GO) wet cake, 32% weight.
- 08/02/13: Results released of Raman Spectroscopy (carried out by AZ Electronics) between market-best, Sigma Aldrich 99.99% carbon product and RS Mines, 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite powder.
- 13/01/13: RS to collaboration with Rice University to produce Graphene Oxide Films, initial Raman Spectroscopy will be carried out to asses the materials defects in the sp2 & Pi carbon bond (video) & sp3 carbon (video). RS awaits Raman analysis of the Graphene Oxide (GO) film.
- 07/01/13: Latest photographs of high purity crystalline veins at Kotuhena - the Queen's Mine Mining Site.
- 16/10/12: Haydale test RS 99%+C natural crystalline vein graphite for GNP manufacture via their patented plasma method, praise is given to the natural ore labeling it as "the material is of exceptionally high quality" - "the best graphite in the world", View the Electron microscope images before plasma & after plasma treatment.
- 06/09/2013: RS Mines purchases the land containing the Queen's Mine.
- 2008 - 2013 - RS Mines executes graphite exploration across Sri Lanka.
- 13/03/2008: RS Mines becomes BOI endorsed, click on the following link to take a look at our Financial Times News Article and also our Registration Certificate.
- 21/08/2007: RS Mines pvt ltd. officially registered in Sri Lanka.