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Mount Burgess Mining identifies rare earth elements from eight tests in Namibia

Mount Burgess Mining (ASX: MTB) has identified some additional rare earth elements from tests at the Tsumkwe Rare Earth Project in Namibia.

A further eight tests have confirmed that the rare earth element mineralogy is predominantly comprised of synchysite - mainly associated with K feldspar, ranging in size from 5 microns up to 200 microns.

Mount Burgess said that the rare mineral synchysite was confirmed by XRD by the CSIRO in May this year.

The results are from SEM/PLM analysis of drill chip samples from a recent percussion hole.

Whilst monazite is a common trace mineral in granites and mineral sands/placer deposits, synchysite and bastnesite are rarely detected in most rocks.

Mount Burgess said that the predominance of synchysite in this instance is therefore seen as prospective.