Northern Minerals Achieves “Excellent” HREO Recovery at Browns Range

Mining Weekly reported that pilot-scale testwork at Northern Minerals Ltd.’s (ASX:NTU) Browns Range project, located in Australia’s Northern Territory, has delivered “excellent” heavy rare earth oxide (HREO) recovery. It also confirms “two simple and robust flowsheet options.”

As quoted in the market news:

Testwork, in conjunction with earlier bench testing, had confirmed up to 90% improved HREO recoveries, and reinforced the processing advantages of the Browns Range xenotime mineralisation, the company stated.

The pilot plant testwork was completed in January, using a 90 t bulk sample collected from the Wolverine and Gambit West deposits. The testing was undertaken at the SGS Lakefield Oretest facility, in Perth, on the two preferred flowsheet options: magnetic separation followed by cleaner flotation circuit and the whole ore flotation circuit.

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