Avalon Provides Update on Metallurgy, Drilling and Permitting for the Nechalacho Heavy Rare Earth Deposit

- November 9th, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL,NYSE:AVL) announced its progress on the metallurgical process flowsheets for the Nechalacho heavy rare earths ore.

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL,NYSE:AVL) announced its progress on the metallurgical process flowsheets for the Nechalacho heavy rare earths ore.

As quoted in the press release:

The recoveries reported in the PFS were 89.7% for zirconium oxide (“ZrO2“), 79.5% for all rare earth oxides (“REO”), 68.9% for niobium oxide (“Nb2O5“) and 63% for tantalum oxide (“Ta2O5“). The LCTs on the 3.7 tonne feed sample gave higher recoveries for Ta2O5 and Nb2O5, at an average of 74.3% and 73.9% respectively, similar recoveries for REE at an average of 78.5% and lower recoveries for ZrO2 at an average of 83.8%. The concentrate production run also gave slightly higher Ta2O5 and Nb2O5 recoveries at 65.4% and 69.7% and lower REO recovery at 73.1% and ZrO2 recovery at 82%.

Click here to read the Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL) press release.  

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