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mental applications. Its low-cost and
environmentally safe separation and
purification methodologies have been
successfully tested and confirmed in
various industries around the world
including applications in phosphates,
potash, and rare earths, he said.
Based in Blasdell, NY, K-Tech
K-Tech electromechanical
also provides electromechanical
components
engineering and product development services in aerospace,
defense and industrial markets.
Among its manufacturing services are precision winding and the
production of high-volume coils and solenoids as well as potting,
encapsulation and conformal coating of electromechanical components. It also provides custom cables for military ground-based
and Navy applications, specializing in high-reliability cables and
wiring harnesses.
If the test results are positive, then Northern Minerals intends to
undertake a pilot testwork program and install the technology at
Browns Range to assess the feasibility of selling this differentiated product to an end user customer base. "The Pilot Plant
Project at Browns Range is all about understanding the potential
to become a globally-significant heavy rare earth producer," said
Bauk. "The investigation of separation technology is a natural
extension of the existing pilot plant studies."
Northern Minerals joined the exclusive ranks of being a producer
of rare earths in late 2018 when it accomplished its first output of
rare earths carbonate at the plant it commissioned in June 2018.

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Its progress was summarized in June in an investment advisory
report by Hallgarten & Co, a New York City investment advisory
firm which specializes in the natural resources market.
According to the report, both the beneficiation and hydrometallurgical circuits having now been load commissioned and the focus
for commissioning will now be to progress to steady continuous
operation of these circuits. In 2016 the company enunciated a
three staged production plan, however since that time the plan
has become more fluid with a gradualist modular approach
rather than a series of quantum leaps. Stage One envisaged the
construction of a 72,000 tons per year pilot plant operation at the
project though a run-rate of 60,000 tons per year is often cited for
actual operations when factoring in weather and maintenance.
Construction of the production facility moved ahead swiftly and
was completed mid-2018. The operation as currently constructed
represents an investment of $48 million. Previous offsite testwork
has shown that its processes can deliver superior recoveries of
87 to 92%.
Mining operations began in the third quarter of 2017 and ended
in November 2017 with material sourced from relatively shallow
pits at the company's Wolverine and Gambit West deposits. The
tonnage mined was slightly over 200,000 tons, higher than the
target of 172,080 tons, providing the company's stockpile for its
processing operations.
For more information: www.northernminerals.com.au; www.thyssenkrupp.com; www.k-technologies.com; www.hallgartenco.com.

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Revolutionary Ferrite-Magnet Fault Current Limiter Graduates from Testing and Heads to Market
Continental Transforms Powertrain Division into Vitesco Technologies in Response to High-Growth Momentum to Electrification
Urban Mining Progresses in Pioneering Effort to Scale Up Rare-Earth Magnet Production from Recycled Magnets
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