Mar 15, 2021

Niche processing models for rare earth minerals

Niche processing models for rare earth minerals What remains of the open cut pit at Mary Kathleen east of Mount Isa. Researchers are looking at ways of extracting rare earths from uranium tailings.

Hybrid models of rare earth minerals processing are likely to be the way forward as demand for niche elements increases. Critical minerals used for defence, communications and renewable energy technologies among others, are a focus for Federal and State governments who are encouraging expanded exploration, mining, processing and manufacturing. Potential resources have been identified in…

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