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COM 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists
Rare Earth Elements (REE) Extraction, Processing, Separation and Economics

This symposium focuses on the metallurgical challenges faced by the mining and engineering companies as well as down-stream processors. Topics which will be discussed include beneficiation and hydrometallurgical processing of rare earth minerals, REE Separation technology, the preparation of high purity metals, and environmental issues in the REE industry.


  • Niels Verbaan, SGS Minerals Services - Chair, niels.verbaan@sgs.com
  • Chun-Hua Yan, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University
  • Lance Engelbrecht, Jacobs Engineering
  • Mike Johnson, SGS Minerals Services, Mike.Johnson@sgs.com
  • John Goode, J.R. Goode and Associates
  • Ian London, Avalon Rare Metals and CREEN
  • Andrew Marchbank, Consultant
  • Georgiana Moldoveanu, University of Toronto
  • Yemi Oyediran, Quest Rare Minerals
  • Dimitri Psaras, Molycorp
  • Ben Yu, SGS Mineral Services
  • Jack Zhang, Saskatchewan Research Council

COM 2014 Speakers' List

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