Appia Energy Corp. announced on January 16, 2020 that they've submitted a proposal "with respect to addressing the security of the heavy rare earth element (“REE”) supply chain in the United States. In particular, the important heavy REEs are dysprosium, terbium, samarium, europium and gadolinium."
The proposal is for Appia’s Alces Lake project in Saskatchewan, which their news release states "has some of the highest grade rare earth oxide (“REO”) mineralization in the world, hosted in monazite. A sample of the mineralization exposed at surface will be extracted this summer for recovery processing testing at SRC's separation pilot plant and REE processing facility in Saskatoon, SK. SRC has the processing resources, capabilities and proven team expertise to produce heavy REOs from monazite mineralization hosting the REEs at Alces Lake."
Read the full news release on Appia Energy's website.
SRC’s team of engineers and scientists have extensive experience and know-how in all aspects of REE process testing and development, as well as analyses and assays.
For nearly a decade, SRC has been involved in the major REE primary processing and separation technologies, for both heavy and light REEs, in Canada and worldwide.
For more information about the project, read this article published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix (Jan. 2020): Toronto mining company eyes rare earths near Uranium City