Great Western subsidiary LCM Receives Production Approval

Great Western subsidiary LCM Receives Production Approval

Great Western Minerals (CVE:GWG, OTC:GWMGF, FFT:GWM) shared with, that the subsidiaries of Less Common Metals (LCM) in Birkenhead, UK, Production has now received the approval of the UK Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency approval LCM allows the production of special alloys based on rare earths from their new, second location in Birkenhead: Hooton Park.

Great Western had reported last month, that LCM has there taken the new furnace in operation. The installation had in November 2011 started.

LCM is now produced in several trial runs neodymium-iron-boron alloys, meet the stringent customer requirements. Neodymium-iron-boron is designed largely in the production of strong magnets for use. The first results of the test runs are in May 2012 be submitted.

The new furnace will increase Great Western's production capacity for alloys around 50%.

Great Western to produce rare earth-based specialty alloys for batteries, Magnet applications, as well as for the air- aerospace industry from two locations: LCM and Great Western Technologies (GWT) in Troy, Michigan.

It is currently also developing the Steenkampskraal rare earths project in South Africa and has four rare earth exploration properties in North America.

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