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     Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta”) is a Mineral Development Company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Zenyatta is currently developing the Albany Graphite Deposit (“Albany”)  a rare, igneous related, hydrothermal graphite deposit with the potential to produce a natural, high-purity graphite that may compete in high-technology markets traditionally reserved for synthetic graphite. To date, Albany is the largest and only known global deposit within the rare igneous-hosted, hydrothermal (“vein”) subclass of graphite deposits to be in development.

   The Company’s graphite deposit is located 30 km north of the Trans-Canada Highway, power line and natural gas pipeline near the communities of Constance Lake First Nation and Hearst.  A rail line is located 70 km away with an all-weather road approximately 4-5 km from the graphite deposit.  Local resources and businesses essential to exploration activities (e.g. accommodation, medical services, equipment and supply stores, and transportation services) are also readily available. The deposit is near surface, beneath glacial till overburden and a thin veneer of Paleozoic sedimentary cover rocks.

     High-purity graphite is gaining prominence at a time when Zenyatta discovered a very rare (hydrothermal) graphite deposit; this high crystallinity graphite can be upgraded without the use of aggressive acid (HF) or high temperature thermal treatment. Zenyatta has developed an environmentally friendly metallurgical process flowsheet that consists of grinding, flotation and caustic treatment using sodium hydroxide. The company has been able to achieve an “extraordinary” carbon purity result of >99.9 percent in bench-scale tests, using this proprietary and environmentally friendly purification process.


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Mission Statement:

     To develop our unique graphite resources to serve the growing global needs for high purity graphite driven by the clean tech sector in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, while providing a good return to our shareholders.

Zenyatta's Milestones To Date:



September 27, 2016 - Zenyatta Receives Support from the Government of Canada for the Albany Graphite ...

September 26, 2016 -  Zenyatta Commences Two-Part Metallurgical Program at SGS Designed to Provide Data ...

September 8, 2016 - Zenyatta and Israeli Partner, Larisplast Sign Collaborative Agreement on Concrete ...

August 18, 2016 - Zenyatta Hires VP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations to Further Strengthen ...

July 6, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Strengthens Technical Team with the Addition of Experienced Metallurgist James Jordan

June 13, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Announces Completion of Rights Offering for Gross Proceeds of $2.9M

June 2, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. and Israeli Partner, Larisplast Ltd., Receive Grant Funding for Collaborative Project on Concrete Admixture Containing Zenyatta's Nano-Graphite

May 16, 2016 - Zenyatta Signs MOU with Larisplast Ltd., Ben-Gurion University & B.G. Negev Technologies during Ontario Business Mission to the Middle East; Concrete Admixture to Contain Zenyatta Nano-Graphite in Collaborative Project.

May 12, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Announces Full Stand-by Guaranty for Rights Offering.

May 11, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Invited on Business Mission to Middle East with Ontario's Premier Wynne; Zenyatta Plans Further Collaboration with Ben-Gurion University (Israel) on Graphene Material Produced from the Albany Graphite Deposit.

May 9, 2016 - Zenyatta Announces Commencement of Rights Offering to Fund Ongoing Market & Business Development Programs; Positive feedback from Global End-Users Concluded that Additional Samples for Scaled up Testing is an Important Step for Further High-Purity Albany Graphite Product Development.

May 2, 2016 - Zenyatta Announces Rights Offering to Fund Ongoing Market & Business Development Programs; Positive Feed from Global End-Users Concluded that Additional Samples for Scaled up Testing is an Important Step for Further High-Purity Albany Graphite Product Development

March 29, 2016 - Zenyatta & Ballard Power Systems Achieve Success on Performance Testing Using Natural Albany Graphite versus Synthetic Graphite in a Fuel Cell Stack

January 27, 2016 - Zenyatta Ventures; Research at Lakehead University Shows Significant Progress in the Production of Graphene from Albany Graphite



December 22, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures; Lakehead University Experts Release Document Confirming Comparable Properties of Albany Graphite Crystals to Existing Synthetic Graphite

December 7, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures & Ballard Power Systems Make Significant progress using Albany Graphite in Fuel Cell Technology

November 19, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Provides Market and Business Development Update on Albany Graphite

October 21, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures and Ballard Power Systems Initiate Project Using Albany Graphite

 September 24, 2015 -  Zenyatta Receives Positive Results from Ben-Gurion University (Israel) on Albany Graphite

August 12, 2015 - Zenyatta Ventures and Ballard Power Collaborate on Fuel Cell Technology Related to Energy Storage; Testing by Ballard on Albany Graphite Exhibited High Thermal and Corrosion Resistance Properties

June 1, 2015 - Zenyatta Announces Positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for Albany Graphite Project

May 19, 2015 - Zenyatta Announces Further Positive Performance Testing of Albany Graphite Supporting Use in Powder Metallurgy Application

May 6, 2015 - Zenyatta Announces Successful Completion & Testing of a Purification Process Yielding Highly Crystalline Graphite Exceeding 99.9% Purity

March 9, 2015 - Zenyatta; Initial Screening Shows Albany Graphite Material to be Suitable for Hydrogen Fuel Cell  Components; Company Collaborates with Global Leader in Fuel Cell Technology Supported by the Government of Canada

March 4, 2015 - Zenyatta Receives Financial Support from Ontario Government for Unique Processing of the Albany Graphite Deposit Thunder Bay, ON

February 12, 2015 - Zenyatta: Initial Testing of Albany Graphite Yields Positive Results for Lithium Ion Battery Anode Application



September 2, 2014Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Successfully Completes Pilot Plant and Metallurgical Testing to Produce High Purity and Highly Crystalline Graphite Product

August 11, 2014Experienced Mining Industry Veteran, Kenneth Stowe, Joins Board of Directors

February 19, 2014Zenyatta Retains Japanese Graphite Export to Develop Market for the Albany High Purity Graphite Material in Asia

February 12, 2014Zenyatta Awarded Top Performing Company on TSX Venture (Mining) for Second Consecutive Year

February 4, 2014Experts Establish First Geological Model at Lakehead University for One-of-a-Kind Albany Graphite Deposit, Government of Canada Grant Awarded to Carry out Additional Research

January 16, 2014 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. files a technical report entitled “Technical Report on the Albany Graphite Deposit, Northern Ontario, Canada” prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA)



December 2, 2013 - Robust Initial Resource Estimate for Albany Graphite Deposit

November 19, 2013 - Former ConocoPhillips Manager of Graphite Materials Joins ZEN Team as VP Market Development

November 11, 2013 - Receives  Support  from  the  Government  of  Canada  for  Unique Albany Graphite Deposit

October 10, 2013 - University Laboratory Tests on Albany Graphite Show Excellent Crystallinity & Surface Area Characteristics

October 3, 2013 - Electrical Resistivity Test on Albany Graphite Yield Exceptional Results

June 18, 2013 - Engages RPA to Prepare a 43-101 Resource Estimate on the Albany Graphite Deposit

May 21, 2013 - Ground Geophysical Survey Shows Two (2) Adjacent Graphite Breccia Pipes

April 25, 2013 - 3rd Series of Tests Using Different Concentrate Sizes & Grades All Yield >99.97% C

April 8, 2013 - Awarded Discovery of the Year in Ontario & Top Performing Company on TSX-V

February 5, 2013 - Ultra-High Purity of 99.96% C Yielded from 2nd Series of Tests on Graphite Samples

January 16, 2013 - Hires VP Exploration & Supports University Research Program



November 21, 2012 - Zenyatta Acquires 100% Ownership of ‘Vein Type’ Graphite Deposit from Cliffs Natural Resources

October 3, 2012 - Zenyatta Ventures Achieves High Grade Purity of 97.2% C (Graphite) on First Test; On-Going Work Targets >99.0% Purity

September 5, 2012 - Zenyatta Ventures Contracts Industrial Minerals & Graphite Specialist; Don Hains

February 29, 2012 - Zenyatta Ventures Contracts SGS Lakefield to Conduct Bench-Scale Test Program on Albany Graphite Deposit

February 27, 2012 - Zenyatta Ventures; University Study Shows Positive Results from Graphite Deposit; Confirms Presence of Coarse Flake Graphite



July 18, 2011 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. and Constance Lake First Nation Sign Exploration Agreement



December 23, 2010 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Closes Initial Public Offering, Raising Total Gross Proceeds of $9,926,459 and Commences Trading on TSX Venture Exchange

December 22, 2010 - Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Common Shares Listed on TSX Venture Exchange in Contemplation of Completion of Initial Public Offering