Appia Rare Earths and Uranium Corp.


(CSE:API, OTCQB:APAAF, Germany: “A0I.F”, “A0I.MU”, “A0I.BE”)

-More big news from rare earth/uranium junior exploration company, Appia Rare earths and Energy Corp. They have submitted a bulk sample as part of a metallurgical collaboration with CanmetMining focused on beneficiation testwork for its Alces Lake rare earth project.

If you are wondering what the definition of ‘beneficiation’ is, here it is:

“Beneficiation is the process where ore is reduced in size and gange separated from the ore. Since all iron ore deposits have unique mineralogy, the beneficiation process is specific to each deposit.”

-This is an excellent step forward in the development of the high grade Alces Lake project located in Saskatchewan.

Press Release

One of the reasons we believe that this can be seen as very significant is that Canmetmining is a Canadian government affiliated organization and in recent years it is no secret that western governments plan to establish their own secure supply of rare earth minerals and critical rare earth minerals. China currently supplies most of the worlds rare earths and they have made no secret of the fact that this is at an end for the foreseeable future!

Here is a quote from the press release detailing this connection:

Federal R&D assistance is provided through a collaboration agreement with CanmetMINING, under their Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration program. This program targets research and development for upstream critical minerals processing and aims to stimulate the development of battery and permanent magnet value chains in Canada.

The following are some of the more technical details of the Canmetmining services:

Proficiency Testing Program for Mineral Analysis Laboratories

CanmetMINING operates a Proficiency Testing Program for Mineral Analysis Laboratories (PTP-MAL) in in cooperation with the Task Group Laboratories Mineral Analysis Laboratories Working Group of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). They are responsible for defining the metals of interest and the concentration range for each, as well as establishing the criteria and target values for assessing laboratory proficiency.

The proficiency testing program operates in full accord with ISO/IEC 17043 standard “Conformity Assessment –General requirements for proficiency testing” and CAN-P-1579, “Guidelines for the Accreditation of Mineral Analysis Testing Laboratories,” striving in particular to respond to the needs of Canadian mineral analysis laboratories.

PTP-MAL is a means by which a mineral analysis laboratory can assess its performance for one or more analytical methods independently of internal quality control. Moreover, participation in the program is obligatory if a laboratory is to be accredited or is to retain its accreditation for mineral analysis activities by SCC to ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of calibration and testing laboratories.”

We will be anxiously awaiting results because information on the metallurgy of a project is always welcome news. The company has also been drilling Alces Lake since earlier this year having got a jump on most drilling situations with the establishment of a winter camp in the 2021 season. The company is also awaiting assays from last year because of covid delays, so Lots of exciting news to come!

More at the company website: Appia Website

Editor owns shares in Appia and may add to or sell these shares at any time.

The Canadian Junior Report


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