Australian Bauxite announces encouring results from rare earth elements testing

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Australian Bauxite Limited (ABx) announces results of a recent leach testing of the rare earth elements (REE) at its project in northern Tasmania.

Test results show that the REE at the site are significantly enriched, while the deleterious elements are strongly depleted. Radioactive elements are low grade, and samples show that leaching with a sulfate solution may increase leach recovery of REE into the water fraction.

The rare earth elements Neodymium, Praseodymium, Terbium and Dysprosium can be found in abundance at the site, and are easily recoverable, according to ABx. 

“This research work will continue to provide a better understanding of the potential of our rare earth element mineralisation,” said ABx Operations Manager Nathan Towns in a presss release.

Based in Sydney, ABx conducts operations in Tasmania, Queensland, and New South Wales.