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Vol 63 No 22

Published 3rd November 2022


Local processing row holds up rare earth mine

Australian company says its discovery at Ngualla is the world's fifth largest rare earth deposit outside China

A battle over the processing of minerals produced in Tanzania is holding up a US$350 million project to mine rare earths at Ngualla, in the south-west of the country. The investors want to process its rare earth production in Britain but under Tanzania's new rules, all minerals produced in the country must be refined locally, with few exceptions allowed.

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