Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Defense Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral deposits containing metals and elements commonly used in the electric power market, defense industry, national security sector and in the production of green energy technologies, such as, rare earths magnets used in wind turbines and in permanent magnet motors for electric vehicles. Defense Metals owns 100% of the Wicheeda Rare Earth Element Property located near Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Defense Metals Corp. trades in Canada under the symbol “DEFN” on the TSX Venture Exchange, in the United States, under “DFMTF” on the OTCQB and in Germany on the Frankfurt Exchange under “35D”.
Mark Reichman, Senior Research Analyst, Natural Resources, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Pilot plant commissioning. Defense Metals has commenced construction of a hydrometallurgical pilot plant which is expected to be commissioned in March. Pilot plant operations will run in two segments and be completed by the end of April. The feed for the plant will total approximately 600 kilograms of mineral concentrate that was processed from a Wicheeda deposit bulk sample.
The proof will be in the precipitate. The pilot plant is being configured to produce a high-purity rare earth precipitate suitable as feed stock for a rare earths element (REE) separation plant. The objective of the pilot plant is to demonstrate, at a larger scale, the processing of Wicheeda flotation concentrate to produce rare earths using the acid bake hydrometallurgy process and to collect data for a preliminary feasibility study which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2024. Samples produced from the pilot plant will be shared with potential end-users for product qualification.
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