|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||The Demonstration Pilot Plant Results for the Search Minerals Direction Extraction Process for Rare Earth Recovery
||David Dreisinger, Greg Andrews, Niels Verbaan, Mike Johnson, Ernesto Bourricaudy
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Search Minerals has developed a Direct Extraction Process for recovery of rare earths from the Foxtrot and Deep Fox deposits in Labrador Canada. The process includes crushing, acid treatment, water leaching, impurity removal, precipitation of an intermediate rare earth product and finally refining of the intermediate product to produce a high purity mixed rare earth oxide (~99% total rare each oxides). The Direct Extraction Process has been demonstrated in an extensive demonstration pilot plant program at SGS Minerals. A total of 3 tonnes of material was processed to produce final mixed rare earth product. The results of the demonstration pilot plant program are reported.