The Santa Cruz Graphite Project is located in the state of Bahia, Brazil, which is the second-largest flake graphite producing district in the world with over 80 years of continuous production. Graphite amounts to approximately 95% of anode material for commercial battery technologies such as in electric vehicles. South Star is committed to sustainable, safe production of industrials minerals and battery metals for green energy and clean technologies.
Aerial drone footage of the Santa Cruz Graphite
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The Project consists of 13 approved exploration licenses covering more than 13,000 hectares. The Project benefits from at-surface mineralization containing large and jumbo flake graphite. Project has large upside with less than 5% of land package explored.
The Team is experienced mine developers, builders and operators with decades of experience in Brazil in successfully taking projects from an idea, thru construction and into production. Management has been involved in dozens of mines and successfully navigated through all the challenges associated with putting a mine into production and subsequent operations.
The Project is located on the northeast end of the Alabama Graphite Belt and covers approximately 500 acres in Coosa County Alabama. The Project is a historic mine active during World Wars I & II. The Ceylon Graphite mine historically targeted friable outcropping graphite mineralization, averaging approximately 3-5% graphitic carbon. Mineralization is at surface, and the graphitic host rock was mined historically with shovels and excavators with no drilling and blasting required.