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Canada REE project enriched with gallium

REE-enriched Alces Lake monazite hosts another critical metal Metal Tech News – February 24, 2021

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 3:07pm

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A superconductor with an 86 degree Fahrenheit melting point, gallium is increasingly being used in 5G networks, solar energy magnetic materials, lasers, smartphones, and military devices.

Appia Energy Corp. says recent testing shows that the rare earths-enriched monazite mineral at its Alces Lake project in northern Saskatchewan also hosts gallium, a semiconducting metal that will melt in the palm of your hand.

An electron microprobe study conducted by the Saskatchewan Research Council successfully demonstrated that monazite from two separate high-grade rare earth zones and tren...



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