North American rare earths race heats up with patent advantage
Greg Andrews, President and CEO of Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY), in an interview with InvestorIntel’s CEO Tracy Weslosky discuss Search Minerals progress towards becoming the next producer of rare earths and sustainability challenges in North America (NA). With a technology advantage, Greg discusses Search Minerals’ metallurgy patent which increases recovery rates and reduces the cost of production for rare earths. Specifically, Search is taking their 99% pure rare earth oxide to refineries, which will obviously increase the NA supply. Greg will be presenting at InvestorIntel’s 6th Annual Cleantech and Technology Metals Summit on Monday and Tuesday, May 15th and 16th in Toronto, Canada at the Omni King Edward Hotel.
Tracy Weslosky: Greg, it’s so exciting to have what is unquestionably the next producer of rare earths in North America.
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Greg Andrews: We want to be that next rare earth producer for North America. We just released our metallurgy report, which was very exciting and exceeded our expectations.
Tracy Weslosky: We were just talking to Dr. David Dreisinger about your pilot plant operation and your rare earth oxide. Can you tell us more about this?
Greg Andrews: We’re really excited because we’ve been able to prove the metallurgy from our ore sample at Foxtrot right to the end product, which is a high purity 99% mixed rare earth oxide. The next step for us now is taking it to the refineries. It opens up a whole new audience to us for strategic investors, investors, offtake agreement partners. It’s fantastic news for us…to access the full interview, click here
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