Defense Metals and SRC Awarded Funds for Study

Defense Metals Corp of Vancouver, BC has commissioned the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to complete an X-Ray transmission sorting amenability study with respect to mineralized feed sourced from its Wicheeda rare earth element property located near Prince George, BC.

Defense Metals and SRC have been awarded NRC-IRAP funding that will cover about 70% of the study.

The objective of the SRC study is to investigate XRT sorting for the purpose of upgrading Wicheeda REE mineralization prior to downstream processing.

Craig Taylor, Defense Metals’ CEO, said, “Defense Metals looks forward to investigating the potential of low-cost front-end upgrading of Wicheeda REE minerailzation via XRT sorting. We have already demonstrated the ability to produce a greater than 50% REO concentrate during flotation pilot plant test-work and we hope unlocking benefits of XRT sorting will yield downstream processing benefits of increased head grade, flotation concentrate, and hydrometallurgical feed streams.”

Volume 35, Issue 02

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