MTM to Get West Arunta Niobium-REE Job

MTM Crucial Metals Limited (ASX: MTM) (MTM or the Business) has actually participated in a binding contract to get 100% of Flash Metals Pty Ltd (Flash), the helpful owner of 3 crucial expedition licenses potential for niobium and uncommon earth aspects (REE) in the West Arunta area of Western Australia.


  • MTM to get 100% of Flash Metals Pty Ltd, the helpful owner of 3 given expedition licences in Western Australia’s West Arunta area, instantly nearby to ground held by WA1 Resources (ASX: WA1) and Encounter Resources (ASX: ENR).
  • Offer consists of acquisition of the Mukinbudin Niobium-REE Job, consisting of 2 given expedition licences situated 250km northeast of Perth in the South West Mineral Field of Western Australia.
  • Flash likewise holds an alternative to solely work out the rights to Flash Joule Heating innovation established by Rice University in Houston, U.S.A. which has actually shown the possible to deal with REE mineralisation and more effectively recuperate important metals from important metal-rich recycling and waste streams.

Covering ~ 140km2, the given West Arunta Niobium-REE licences lie instantly nearby to tenements held by WA1 Resources Limited (ASX: WA1, $484m mkt. cap.) and Encounter Resources Limited (ASX: ENR, $107m mkt. cap.), where niobium-REE mineralised carbonatites have actually just recently been found:

The West Arunta area is among Australia’s important metal expedition hotspots with over $60m in expedition expense jointly purchased the district by a variety of ASX business consisting of Rio Tinto Limited (JV with Tali Resources Pty Ltd) (ASX: RIO), CGN Resources Limited (ASX: CGR), and IGO Limited (ASX: IGO).

The Flash deal likewise consists of the acquisition of the Mukinbudin Niobium-REE Job, consisting of 2 expedition licences situated 250km northeast of Perth in the South West Mineral Field of Western Australia. The tenements that are consisted of in the Flash deal consisting of the West Arunta Niobium REE Job (E/80/5858, E80/5874 and E80/5875) and the Mukinbudin Niobium-REE Job (E70/6048 and E70/6359) are together, the WA REE Tenements (Appendix I).

Flash likewise has an alternative (FJH Choice) to solely work out the licencing rights to an early-stage processing innovation for REE and rare-earth elements referred to as Flash Joule Heating (FJH), which has actually been established by scientists at Rice University in the U.S.A. (see Rice University short article at earth-elements-await-waste).

MTM Handling Director, Mr Lachlan Reynolds stated the Flash acquisition supplies the Business with engaging expedition chances in line with its method to find and establish important metal tasks.

” We are extremely delighted to get such potential ground in the West Arunta province, where there is a chance to find brand-new niobium-rare earth deposits in traditionally untried ground right next door to some emerging mineralised carbonatite tasks determined by both WA1 Resources and Encounter Resources,” Mr Reynolds stated.

” In Addition, Flash Joule Heating has actually revealed guarantee throughout test work for metal recycling and for treatment of waste such as coal fly ash however we are extremely eager to see what applications it might have for dealing with uncommon earth mineralisation, where a development might open enormous worth from otherwise financially minimal deposits.”

Mr Reynolds stated the instant focus at West Arunta is to finish heritage arrangements with the regional Native Victor and continue with a first-pass expedition program.

West Arunta Niobium REE Job

Figure 1: The West Arunta Niobium-REE Job makes up 3 given expedition licences in eastern main Western Australia, situated within the Gibson Desert about 130km west of the Northern Area/ Western Australia border in the East Kimberley Mineral Field.

Historic expedition in the West Arunta WA REE tenement locations is extremely minimal. There has actually been no drilling on the ground, nor have any organized geochemical tasting or geophysical studies been finished. The West Arunta area has actually traditionally been checked out for gold and copper with reconnaissance air-borne geophysics and minimal ground geophysical and geochemical studies. The place of the West Arunta WA REE Tenements and their distance to tenements held by WA1 and Encounter are displayed in Figure 1.

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