Northern Minerals recovers high value dysprosium in Australia

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014

Following recent recovery of high quality dysprosium from its hydrometallurgical pilot plant, the Australian company could become a reliable alternative supplier of this critical rare earth element outside China and play a complementary role to Australian rare earths producer Lynas Corp

ASX-listed Northern Minerals has recovered high quality dysprosium from rare earths concentrates at its Browns Range deposit in Western Australia.

Through simple flowsheet design operations at its hydrometallurgical pilot plant, the company recovered 90% dysprosium and 88.2% total rare earth oxides (TREOs) from a 20% TREO concentrate.

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