ELKO, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2012) - Graphite Corp. (OTCQB: GRPH) ("Graphite Corp." or the "Company"), an exploration stage company focused on the evaluation, acquisition and development of domestic graphite mining opportunities, is pleased to announce the inclusion of Mr. Roger W. Szelmeczka to advise on environmental matters.
Mr. Szelmeczka brings over 20 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge with progressive responsibility in regulatory compliance, environmental science, groundwater, hazardous materials management, waste management, emergency response, and emergency management.
He is currently the Project Manager at the Southern USA Resources Inc. "No.1" gold mine in Clay County, Alabama where his responsibilities include design, construction, and management of the mineral recovery operation as well as ongoing exploration activities. From 2000 to the present, Mr. Szelmeczka worked on numerous gold prospecting projects in Alaska and Idaho as well as consulting on numerous exploration projects in Alabama prospective for gold, tantalum, mica, and graphite.
He has spent over three years working on systematic sampling of Southern USA Resources Inc. properties that were part of an overall gold research project for Alabama Mineral Properties, LLC, an independent mineral properties research and development company. His research included use of field tech equipment using XRF technologies to detect presence of precious metals in surface samples.
Since 2008 he has been an Environmental Specialist for Weirich Consulting Services, Inc, providing professional environmental services to Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. In addition, throughout his career Mr. Szelmeczka has published a number of technical reports and journals on a number of industry related environmental topics.
Company President Brian Goss states, "As we move ahead with our short term program of assessment and review of the graphite resource on our lands in Montana and Alabama we are also moving forward with longer term plans for commercial production. A major factor in our economic forecasting will be driven by environmental issues. Our production plans will by necessity need to include a comprehensive plan that encompasses sound environmental practices and stringent adherence to regulatory compliance. Roger has a proven background in this area and we are very pleased to have his services at this critical juncture in the growth of the Company. We look forward to his advice and anticipate his near immediate involvement in our planning efforts."
Additional details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database. For more information, visit our website at www.graphite-corp.com and ensure you view our corporate video at: http://www.graphite-corp.com/investors/presentations.
About Graphite Corp. (OTCQB: GRPH)
Graphite Corp. is a publicly traded Elko, Nevada-based resource exploration stage company focused on the evaluation and development of graphite based deposits within the United States. The Company is positioning itself to emerge as a leading pure-play exploration company through the development of its current strategic land positions in Alabama and Montana straddling the heartland of America's most significant graphite resources. The Company's experienced geological team continues to pursue additional prospective graphite, precious metal, and rare earth opportunities to advance and develop into strategic assets that increase shareholder value. For more information, visit our website at www.graphite-corp.com.
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