Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Policymakers, end consumers and increasingly environmentally conscious industry players in North America and Europe are key drivers of the transition to carbon-neutral transportation and energy generation, which is facilitated by a suite of critical metals. This session provides an overview of Canadian opportunities in the exploration, production and processing of critical metals and minerals for a low carbon future and the geology and mineralogy of rare earths, lithium and scandium deposits. In a set of case studies, the exploration approaches and the geological and mineralogical processes controlling mineralogy and processing characteristics of the ores, and geometallurgical models will be discussed.
Chair: Don Hains, Hains Engineering, Shelburne & Volker Moeller, Agnico Eagle Mines , Toronto, Canada