Commerce Resources Relases PEA for Ashram Rare Earth Element Deposit in Quebec; Shares Rise 35%


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Commerce Resources Corp. (CCE.V) today announces the results of a positive National Instrument 43-101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the Ashram Rare Earth Element ( REE ) Deposit at the Eldor Property in Quebec.


Study results show a strongly positive cash flow from a 4,000 tonne per day open-pit operation at Ashram with a 25-year mine life, a pre-tax and pre-finance Net Present Value ( NPV ) at a 10% discount rate of $2.32 billion.

SGS's economic evaluation was based on the March 6, 2012 resource estimate which used a base case geologic cut-off grade of 1.25% TREO and provided 29.3 million tonnes (Mt) of measured and indicated resource, as well as 219.8 Mt of inferred resource averaging 1.88% TREO.

The rare earth elements at Ashram occur in simple and well-understood mineralogy, being primarily in the mineral monazite and to a lesser extent in bastnaesite and xenotime. These minerals dominate the currently known commercial extraction processes for rare earths.

Close to 750,000 shares have changed hands.

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This article appears in: Investing , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: NPV , REE

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