From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog
July 11, 2023
SRC's testing regime assists industry clients with choosing the right sensor-based sorting technology for their needs. Learn about the different stages, from mineral characterization through to pilot-scale testing.
June 06, 2023
As supervisor of SRC’s Diamond Services group, Lucy's specialized knowledge and expertise has helped expand the laboratory’s capabilities into diamond breakage and assessments. From academia to industry, learn how Lucy applied her love of science to become an industry-leading diamond expert.
April 24, 2023
Rare earth elements are used in many technologies, but they require purification and processing to separate them for use in these products. Solvent extraction is a strategic separation step that makes REEs more valuable. Learn more about how SRC designed and fabricated its own solvent extraction cells in-house for its Rare Earth Processing Facility.
April 11, 2023
Mining practices have evolved with the advent of innovative technologies and new applications. SRC research scientist Dexu Kong, and collaborators from the University of Saskatchewan, researched a new way of recovering gold from secondary sources. Learn more about what they found.
February 15, 2023
Remediation efforts at the former Gunnar Mine and Mill Site reached a new milestone last spring—with the first stage of revegetation coming to fruition. Learn how this long-abandoned uranium mine and mill has undergone a large environmental transformation over the past decade.
January 16, 2023
Metal smelting is one of the key parts of the rare earth element (REE) supply chain that is currently being developed by SRC. The metal smelting process is not a new concept or practice, but its use for REEs, especially in North America, is fairly recent. Learn how SRC is using metal smelting in its Rare Earth Processing Facility.
November 02, 2022
While potash has some valuable industrial uses, 95 per cent of the world’s production goes towards supporting the agricultural industry. As demand for a variety of food crops increases, farmers and industry are looking for premium fertilizer to maximize their yields. Learn how SRC is helping industry recover premium products, such as sulphate of potassium.
October 06, 2022
Skye Muirhead is the Operations Lead for SRC’s Environmental Remediation team. Learn more about Muirhead's career and work at SRC as she and her team take on the complex task of remediating abandoned uranium mine and mill sites in northern Saskatchewan.
October 05, 2022
Alexey Klyashtorin is a world-renowned expert on nuclear and environmental remediation. He works on SRC's Project CLEANS team where he applies his industrial and academic experience to remediating abandoned uranium mine and mill sites in northern Saskatchewan. Read on.
August 22, 2022
With growth in any sector, particularly a relatively new sector, there are both challenges and opportunities. For the rare earth elements industry, the key to success will come from the development and security of its own independent supply chains. Learn how SRC's new Facility is playing a lead role in addressing some of the issues in the supply chain.