First Graphite Limited (FGR) holds thirteen (13) exploration licenses over 395 square kilometres (39,500 ha) of prime vein graphite exploration areas.
The exploration license areas are situated around the areas of Warakapola (Sabaragamuwa & Western province), Pujapitiya (Central province), Palinda Nuwara (Western province) and Hikkaduwa (Southern province).
A mining license is held at Aluketiya in the Western province.
Extensive remnant vein graphite is visible on the surface at all the license locations. Historically, the shallow underground workings were mined in the early to mid-1900s using basic techniques. Operation ceased due to lack of ventilation and pump availability, which resulted in ground water ingress halting operations.
FGR intends to apply for further license areas in the future.