Geomega Subsidiary Completes Scale Up, Sources Feed Material

- September 17th, 2018

The company is specifically targeting the rare earth elements, neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy).

Geomega Resources (TSXV:GMA) reports, its private subsidiary Innord has completed the assembly of its first scale up unit for processing magnetic residues containing rare earth elements.

The company is specifically targeting the rare earth elements, neodymium (Nd) and dysprosium (Dy).

As quoted from the press release:

The unit has been built with off‐the‐shelf equipment and is now ready for larger scale testing at Innord’s laboratory at the National Research Council Canada facilities. The 20‐liter unit has been built on budget with an estimated cost of approximately $20,000 and has the processing capacity of up to 7 kg per batch of recycling material. This unit includes most of the ISR processing features such as water recycling and acid recovery system which is currently estimated to occur at over 90 percent yield.

Work in 2018 has resulted in several improvements such as higher purities, lower residence time (approximately 8 hours) and a significant increase to the separation factor (Nd/Dy of approximately 30). With this first unit, work will focus on demonstration with larger batches and the objective to further increase the scale in 2019 to up to 200‐liter unit. This will include increasing the purity to over 99.9 percent, increasing the recovery per run, further lowering the residence time and potentially increasing the separation factor. Table 1 below shows the progression over the years and some of the key objectives for 2019.

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