Pegmatite East, Niobe Project. Source: Aldoro Resources
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  • Aldoro Resources (ARN) appoints Dr Zhiguo He to undertake a commercialisation review of rubidium-lithium within its Wyemandoo and Niobe projects
  • Dr He is a professor at the Central South University of China and is a specialist in his field, recently completing five large rubidium-lithium separability and extractability projects
  • The review will encompass processing and beneficiation of both projects mineralised pegmatites and provide Aldoro with two processes
  • The commercialisation review is expected to take eight months and an initial shipment of around 300 kilograms of sample ore has been consigned to Dr He
  • ARN shares are up 7.27 per cent, trading at 29.5 cents at market close

Aldoro Resources (ARN) has appointed Dr Zhiguo He of the Central South University of China to undertake a commercialisation review of rubidium-lithium within its Wyemandoo and Niobe projects.

The review will encompass processing and beneficiation of both projects mineralised pegmatites and provide Aldoro with two processes being the beneficiation process that delivers the most economically efficient process and produces the highest concentrate grade at the most efficient recovery.

The commercialisation review is expected to take eight months and an initial shipment of around 300 kilograms of sample ore has been consigned to Dr He.

Professor He is highly regarded in the processing methodology field having successfully completed numerous rubidium-lithium processing studies in the past three years.

“The demand in battery and rare metal processing methodology continues to grow and we have seen a significant increase in the past 12 months for processing methods for Rb/Li hosted projects particularly given the advances in processing technologies allowing for the economic recovery of Mica hosted minerals,” he said.

A specialist in his field, Dr He recently completed separability and extractability projects for five large rubidium-lithium mines in China.

Over the years, Dr He has developed various technologies in mineral processing, including combining the process of magnetic and flotation separation to extract rubidium-bearing biotite from pegmatites.

Dr He has also developed selective precipitation and solvent extraction technologies to enhance the enrichment of rubidium or lithium from pegmatites and carbon mudstones.

By utilising Dr He’s technology, total production cost of rubidium compounds from low rubidium content tailings is less than 50 per cent of the saleable product market value.

ARN shares were up 7.27 per cent, trading at 29.5 cents at market close.

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