BCGS Symposium: Look at limestones for rare earth exploration

By James Sean Dickson
Published: Friday, 13 November 2015

Publicly funded academia is still on the hunt for new rare earths deposits from both a scientific interest perspective and in the hope of finding potentially mineable deposits. Those looking for profitably exploitable deposits should look to limestone and marble rocks with strong alkaline igneous activity nearby, delegates attending the Symposium on Strategic and Critical Materials were advised.

Explorers should concentrate on specific limestone and marble provinces as potential sources of high grade rare earth deposits, delegates attending the British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS)'s Symposium on Strategic and Critical Materials conference in Victoria, Canada, were told today.

While exploration may be the last thing on the minds of...

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