The Voyager north tenements are positioned between ABx Group (ASX:ABX) tenures, where clay-hosted rare earth elements (REE) and niobium have been discovered. ABx upgraded the mineral resource to 13.9Mt at 705ppm TREO . These deposits are analogous with Ionic Adsorption Clay (IAC) deposits that have produced REE in southern China using simple leaching. ABx stated that early test-work indications show their rare earth elements are easily leached and could be concentrated at low cost, with no deleterious elements. Geological mapping of Voyager’s tenures indicates the presence of various areas of clay and bauxite, which is the ideal geological environment for the occurrence of rare earth elements.
Figure 1: Voyager Rare Earth Project (North) proximal to ABx Deep Leads-Rubble Mound 13.9Mt resource.