RS Mines - Past and Present
RS Mines was incorporated in 2007 in Sri Lanka, co-founded and operated by Father and Son, Ranjith and Sheriozha Anthony Wijekoon, the two British Engineers explored for natural crystalline vein graphite all over Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2011, securing numerous graphite rich sites including their flag ship mine, The Queen's Mine in 2010.
Between the two Directors the prime objectives were clear, to explore, locate, asses, and pursue full scale high purity natural crystalline vein graphite mining in Sri Lanka, once achieved, to also focus on the development of high end graphitic value added products.
Currently in it's tenth year of operations, RS Mines has created an excellent infrastructure, secured exploration licenses for numerous mineral rich locations, all with plentiful reserves situated all across Sri Lanka. With the most noteworthy property currently being explored and mined, the Queen's Mine.
With the emergence of Graphene in 2010, our secondary objective formulated. To explore which method produced the highest quality Graphene, asses how easily the method is to scale-up, and finally to select which Graphene based application to incorporate it into and to manufacture the line.
Examinations by experts across the globe confirm that RS Mines high purity natural crystalline vein graphite possess supreme characteristics when compared to all other types of graphite (amorphous, flake, synthetic), reason for this is because our graphite ore has a natural carbon purity level of 99%+, this being naturally occurring, whereas other types such as synthetic and engineered graphite (graphite of lower purities chemically merged together to create a higher carbon purity however sacrificing vital characteristics in the process), ultimately cannot match the superior characteristics of our naturally occurring ore.
Researchers have already developed Graphene from our ore, all have stated that the material produced is of the highest standard that can be possibly achieved, in terms of greater surface area, superlative electrical capabilities with minimal impurities. Immediate markets currently being developed are for dye sensitised solar cells (the most efficient to date), Super-Capacitors (1,000 times more efficient than current day capacitors), and other electrical applications. Take a look at the video below in which Professor Richard Kaner, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Material Sciences & Engineering, explaining how easy and how much more efficient graphene based super-capacitors really are.