Greenland Minerals’ Kvanefjeld rare-earths mission hits snag

Australia’s Greenland Minerals introduced that its request for interim orders towards the Greenlandic Authorities’s choice to reject the exploitation licence for the Kvanefjeld rare-earths and uranium mission was declined by an arbitration tribunal.

In July 2022, the corporate filed an objection towards the federal government’s draft choice, which acknowledged that the exploitation licence fails to adjust to the ‘Uranium Act’ that bans the exploitation of an ore physique that has greater than 100 components per minute (ppm) of uranium.

The agency filed for interim measures towards the federal government to keep up the established order and be sure that the authorized course of for the dedication of the licence utility is revered whereas the arbitration is underway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nonetheless, the tribunal dominated the agency’s interim orders wouldn’t serve their objective of sustaining the established order as the federal government had already rejected the licence utility.

Greenland Minerals stated no findings had been made by the tribunal on some other elements of its case towards the governments of Greenland and Denmark.

The corporate stated in an announcement: “However, based mostly on the clear statements of intention that the Greenlandic Authorities has made, the corporate anticipates that the Greenlandic Authorities will quickly problem a ultimate choice rejecting the corporate’s exploitation licence utility.”

The agency stated it ‘will proceed to hunt applicable cures within the arbitration’.

With the potential to turn out to be probably the most vital important uncommon earths producer within the Western world, the Kvanefjeld uncommon earth mission will comprise a mine, concentrator and refinery.

On the mission, multiple billion tonnes of mineral assets have been recognized, with ore estimates of 108 million tonnes, in response to Reuters.

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