In January 2020, Search announced the completion of two continuous pilot plants which each successfully produced a 99% high purity mixed rare earth oxide concentrate.
NewPro completed a scoping study for the processing facility in April 2020 for whole of ore processing at a throughput rate of 2,000 tonnes of ROM ore per day.
In May 2021, samples from the Silver Fox, Fox Trot, Deep Fox and Fox Meadow deposits were tested for response to magnetic separation and significant REE upgrading was observed in all four samples.
NewPro were engaged to prepare an update to their earlier scoping study for the processing facilities and to develop the capital and operating cost estimates.
Both the Primary Production Plant and the Hydrometallurgical Processing Plant, with all supporting infrastructure, were designed and engineered by NewPro.
Client: Search Minerals
Completion Date : January 2022
Commodity: Rare Earth Element