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South Australian govt promotes rare earth complex

The Whyalla rare earths complex will process mineral concentrate from the Nolans project, in the Northern Territory.

Arafura’s rare earth complex gets priority status Mining Weekly, By: Esmarie Swanepoel, 24th September 2010 PERTH   – Rare earth developer Arafura Resources on Friday announced that South Australia Urban Development and Planning Minister Paul Holloway had declared the Whyalla rare earths complex a major project…..
The Whyalla rare earths complex will process mineral concentrate from the Nolans project, in the Northern Territory. The complex will comprise a series of chemical plants and a processing plant, where chemicals such as hydrochloric acid and sulphiric acid would leach out the rare earths, phosphate and uranium, for ultimate recovery and sale.

The Nolans project will start production in 2013, and hosts an estimated 850 000 t of rare-earth oxides, 3,9-million tons of phosphate pentoxide, and a further 13,3-million pounds of uranium…


September 25, 2010 - Posted by | politics, South Australia, uranium | , ,

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