Potential annual production volume of selected rare earth mining projects worldwide between 2013 and 2018 (in tons of rare earth oxide)*
Rare earth mining projects potential production volume worldwide 2013-2018
The annual production volume of Kvanefjeld mine in Greenland is expected to be approximately 10.3 tons of rare earth oxides once development of the mine is completed. In August 2018, a deal was signed with Shenghe Resource.
Potential annual production volume of selected rare earth mining projects worldwide between 2013 and 2018 (in tons of rare earth oxide)*
Company (project name, location) [development stage (date)]Production protential in tons REO**
Greenland Minerals and Energy (Kvanefjeld, Greenland) [DFS completed; deal signed with Shenghe Resource (August 2018 )]10.3
Commerce Resources (Ashram, Canada) [Pre-feasibility study ongoing]4.7
Peak Resources (Ngualla, Tanzania) [PFS completed in 2014; awaiting mining licence (August 2018)]4.6
Quest Rare Minerals (Strange Lake, Canada) [No active work on site (April 2014)]4.43
Avalon Advanced Materials (Nechalacho, Canada) [Definitive feasibility study completed (October 2013)]3.9
Geomega Resources (Montviel, Canada) [NI 43-101 resource estimate completed (June 2015)]3.5
Arafura Resources (Nolans Bore, Australia) [DFS due end 2018; pilot plant produced Nd-Pr Oxide (December 2018)]1.46
Mikango Resources (Songwe, Malawi) [Feasibility study due in 2019, resource update 1Q 2019 (December 2018)]0.47
Hastings Technology Metals (Yangibana, Australia) [50% increase in ore reserves; 5th offtake agreement (November 2018)]0.22
Rainbow Rare Earths (Gakara, Burundi) [575 tons of REO concentrate exported by June 2018]0.14
Northern Minerals (Browns Range, Australia) [pilot plant comissioned, shipment to China (December 2018)]0.06
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Projects outside of China.
** REO = rare earth oxides.

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Rare earth mining projects potential production volume worldwide 2013-2018
The annual production volume of Kvanefjeld mine in Greenland is expected to be approximately 10.3 tons of rare earth oxides once development of the mine is completed. In August 2018, a deal was signed with Shenghe Resource.
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