Ceramic Industry News

Avalon Announces Exploration Results

A mapping and sampling program by Avalon Ventures Ltd. on the recently-staked Lilypad Lakes rare metals prospect, located northeast of Pickle Lake, Ontario, has resulted in the discovery of high grade cesium mineralization, assaying up to 3.84% Cs2O in composite samples. The high cesium values are associated with the rare cesium ore mineral pollucite, which occurs as coarse aggregates in a pegmatite dyke measuring 12 meters in width.

Additionally, significant tantalum values have been obtained from analyses of drill core samples of shallow-dipping rare metal pegmatites on the Raleigh Lake property, located near Ignace, Ontario. The best individual sample assayed 0.039% Ta2O5 over 0.7 meters. The largest pegmatite intersected, Pegmatite #1, ranges from 5.0 to 8.5 meters in thickness and is a continuous down-dip for over 450 meters, where it remains open. Further exploration is planned to delineate thicker and higher-grade extensions to Pegmatite #1 and evaluate numerous other rare metal occurrences on the property.

Recent flotation work on the Big Whopper petalite ore has resulted in improved recoveries of feldspars from the petalite flotation tailings. In particular, recovery of Rb-K feldspar into a saleable mineral concentrate has increased by 42% to 6.7% of the head grade. The concentrate exhibits an excellent K2O content of 11.7% with approximately 1% Rb2O.

For further information contact Donald S. Bubar at (416) 364-4938.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 Ceramics Expo

Snapshots from the 2015 Ceramics Expo, April 28-30, Cleveland, Ohio. Posted: May 14, 2015.


Ceramics Expo podcast
Editor Susan Sutton discusses the upcoming Ceramics Expo with event director Adam Moore.
More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

June 2015 ceramic industry

2015 June

This issue features our first annual Supplier of the Year Awards. Be sure to check it out!
Table Of Contents Subscribe

Daily News

We know where you find the latest ceramic industry news (ahem), but where do you catch up on the rest of your daily news?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!