Mintek to establish multi-project southern Africa rare earths processing facility
Published: Monday, 15 June 2015
In establishing a project-shared rare earths processing facility programme in Johannesburg, Mintek hopes to push South Africa forward as a leading rare earths separator by allowing continuous production over many years from multiple short-lived mine sites.
South Africa-based Mintek has opened a
pilot rare earths solvent extraction plant in Johannesburg,
with the intention of bringing a deposit-independent full scale
facility to market.
The state-owned science council said that the plant, which
cost around South African rand (R) 50m ($4m*) to build, is
worth about R10m ($806,500) as an...