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  • Dignitaries shake hands after signing an international agreement.

    Saskatchewan critical mineral partnerships

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 25, 2024

    Canadian province signs strategic minerals partnership with France; Saskatchewan Research Council secures rare earths feedstock for Saskatoon processing plant. Saskatchewan's strategy to become a North American hub for the minerals and metals critical to clean energy and other future-leaning technologies was bolstered by two agreements signed on Monday. The first agreement was a letter of intent signed with France to explore, develop, and cooperate on new strategic mineral...

  • View across South Saskatchewan River; the Saskatoon city skyline at night.

    A rare earth supply chain master link

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Apr 16, 2023

    Summit spotlights Saskatoon as an emerging rare earths hub in North America Saskatoon, a small city in the heart of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, is emerging as the master link in a North American rare earth supply chain with connections in Canada, Australia, Europe, and the United States. This city of just over 300,000 people on the Canadian Prairies is not gaining notoriety as a major North American rare earth hub due to rich deposits of this suite of 15 enigmatic... Full story

  • Molten rare earth metal being poured into ingot molds.

    Canada first, SRC pours rare earth metal

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Aug 31, 2022

    Major step along the path to establishing Saskatchewan as rare earths hub In another milestone along the path to establishing a major rare earths hub in Saskatchewan, the province announced that the Saskatchewan Research Council poured the first rare earth metal ingots ever in Canada at the REE processing, separations, and metals facility it is developing near the city of Saskatoon. Saskatchewan's mission to become a leader in rare earths processing and production began with... Full story

  • A rare earths separation machine set up at a facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

    Vital start of Canadian rare earths plant

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    To forge the second link in a wholly North American rare earths supply chain, Vital Metals Ltd. has begun feeding ore mined from its Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories into a dense media separation plant at its new rare earths extraction facility in Saskatchewan, Canada. The first link in this REE supply chain was established when Vital began mining high-grade ore from Nechalacho last year, which made the Australia-based miner Canada's first and only producer of the...

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    Rare earths are now being mined in Canada

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    On June 28, First Nations mining contractor Nahanni Construction Ltd. dug a scoop of ore from the North T open pit at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories that marked a momentous milestone – Canada is now a rare earths-producing nation. This first REE ore mined at Nechalacho comes just two years after Australia-based Vital came up with a unique plan to take advantage of relatively small but high-grade mineralization coming to the surface at the p... Full story

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    Power of partnerships rare earth strategy

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Instead of the economies-of-scale strategy typically used to get a viable rare earths project into production, Australia-based Vital Metals Ltd. has taken a power-of-partnerships approach to rapidly begin supplying global markets with rare earth oxides from its Nechalacho project in Canada's Northwest Territories. Under this partnership strategy, Vital has contracted a local First Nations to do the mining. It will apply its own expertise to upgrade the ore to a REE... Full story

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    Rise of a world class rare earths project

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Appia Energy Corp.'s Alces Lake project in Saskatchewan hosts some of the highest rare earth element grades ever discovered and the Toronto-based exploration company is now investigating just how large this potentially world-class rare earths deposit is. While a resource has yet to be calculated for the high-grade zones discovered in recent years at Alces Lake, drill intercepts of 15.6 meters averaging 16.1% total rare earth oxides and 2.7 meters of 31% TREO indicate the proje...

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    Saskatchewan REE separation plant coming

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Canada's first commercial rare earth processing facility is expected to be operational in Saskatchewan by 2022. The government of the central Canadian province announced it is investing C$31 million in a facility with the ability to both concentrate ore and separate the concentrates into individual rare earth elements. This will help to establish a rare earth supply chain in Saskatchewan and form a model for future commercialization of the province's rich REE resource...

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    Made in North America rare earths return

    Shane Lasley, Data Mine North|Updated Nov 2, 2021

    Roughly 38,000 metric tons of rare earth concentrates were produced from American soil during 2020, yet the United States remains 100% reliant on foreign countries for its supply of these 17 elements critical to our modern high-tech society – an apparent paradox that speaks to the complexities of these enigmatic metals. The irony of rare earth elements (REEs) begins with their name, which is at the same time a misnomer and accurate descriptor. "All the REEs except p... Full story

  • Vital Metals Nechalacho Canada rare earth elements REE Northwest Territories

    Bonanza grade rare earths at Nechalacho

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Oct 5, 2021

    Crews at Vital Metals Ltd.'s Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada's Northwest Territories are mining zones of ore with such high grades that there is no need to upgrade it with the on-site ore sorter – just simply dig, crush, and bag for shipping to the company's processing facility in Saskatchewan. Mining is currently being carried out at North T, a particularly high-grade deposit within Nechalacho Upper Zone, which hosts 94.7 million metric tons of Australian Joint O... Full story