- Continuous beneficiation pilot plant testing has successfully validated the simple and effective flowsheet of the Yangibana flotation process
- The pilot operation confirmed 70% TREO recovery at a final concentrate grade of 23% TREO
- Optimised flotation circuit chemistry improved recovery to >80% at a higher TREO grade
- Generated concentrate for next stage hydrometallurgy pilot plant operation
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) lodged with Western Australia (WA) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
- Referral Submission lodged with Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy
- Preliminary Mine Development Proposal (MDP) lodged with WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP)
- Commencement of iterative reviews of the applications with EPA and DMP to map out approval timelines
- Drilling beyond the limits of current resources at Bald Hill returns the highest accumulation of neodymium and praseodymium oxides to date throughout the Yangibana Project
- Phase 5 drilling programme delayed by rain
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- The Yangibana Project hosts JORC Resources totalling 17.02 million tonnes at 1.27% TREO (comprising Measured Resources of 2.92 million tonnes at 1.04% TREO, Indicated Resources of 7.19 million tonnes at 1.43% TREO and Inferred Resources of 6.90 million tonnes at 1.21% TREO), including 0.41% Nd2O3+Pr6O11.
- The Brockman deposit contains JORC Indicated and Inferred Resources totalling 41.4 million tonnes (comprising 32.3mt Indicated Resources and 9.1mt Inferred Resources) at 0.21% TREO, including 0.18% HREO, plus 0.36% Nb2O5 and 0.90% ZrO2.
- Rare earths are critical to a wide variety of current and new technologies, including smart phones, hybrid cars, wind turbines and energy efficient light bulbs.
- The Company aims to capitalise on the strong demand for critical rare earths created by expanding new technologies.
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