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Is Graphite expensive to mine?

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March 26, 2009 12:04AM

No, your pencil-lead is made out of graphite and pencils are cheap.. so.. mining graphite would be..... cheap! == Expensive is a relative term. If you consider the expenditure of large sums of money to purchase excavating equipment, offices, large trucks, processing equipment, insurance, labor, payroll taxes, accounting, compliance with government safety and environmental regulations, and so on......it doesn't sound cheap anymore.