Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) has updated the market on commissioning work at the Browns Range pilot plant. Commissioning is on schedule with all equipment now on site, and the crushing circuit including the crusher and crushed ore conveyor already commissioned. The final component, being the ring gear for the mill, was delivered to site last week. The plant is on schedule for completion by the end of June.
- Commissioning of Browns Range Pilot Plant on schedule;
- All equipment is now on site;
- $4.4 million in R&D financing received under financing agreement with Brevet; and
- Chinese rare earth quota changes may positively impact pricing.
Australian heavy rare earths developer, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) (the Company) is pleased to provide an update with regards to the Browns Range Pilot Plant Project in the East Kimberley, WA.
Commissioning of the plant has commenced with the successful commissioning of the crushing circuit including the crusher and crushed ore conveyor.
The final component, being the ring gear for the mill, was delivered to site on the 28th of April 2018.
The plant is on schedule for completion by end June 2018, with first production of heavy rare earth carbonate in the September quarter.
Northern Minerals’ Managing Director, George Bauk commented
“Commissioning at Browns Range has started well, with commissioning systems operating as expected when tested. We are on the cusp of production at Browns Range, with a heightened level of interest in the project globally as the only non-Chinese supplier of Dysprosium.”