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May 27, 2014
17:22 EDTAVLAvalon Rare Metals provides update on projects
Avalon Rare Metals is pleased to provide an update on recent progress on its two other advanced development projects: the Separation Rapids Lithium-Tantalum Project and the East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project and to announce a new staff appointment. Separation Rapids Lithium-Tantalum Project: Considerable progress has been achieved with a metallurgical testwork program currently underway in Europe, in which a high purity concentrate of the lithium bearing mineral petalite for glass-ceramics applications has been successfully produced. The use of optical sorting was able to split crushed ore into coarse and fine grained fractions and subsequent investigations into processing of the coarse grained rock resulted in a process which generates both a low-iron petalite concentrate and a low-iron mixed feldspar by-product. East Kemptville. Tin-Indium Project: Avalon is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the surface rights holder to secure access to lands for a drilling program over Avalon's 100% owned minerals Special Licence at East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia . Subject to approval of the program details, the agreement will allow Avalon to proceed with its proposed 1000 metre drilling program, designed to confirm historic tin-copper-zinc-indium resources covered by the Special Licence, which was first granted in 2005. This, in turn, will allow the Company to complete a NI 43-101 compliant Preliminary Economic Assessment on the viability of re-establishing a tin-copper-zinc-indium mining operation at the Site.
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October 8, 2014
11:38 EDTAVLAvalon Rare Metals provides update on Nechalacho rare earth elements project
Avalon Rare Metals is pleased to report on recent progress at its 100% owned Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Project located at Thor Lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Most of the technical work programs planned to optimize the 2013 Feasibility Study have been completed and an updated feasibility study is in preparation. Completion of this study awaits a decision on a location for the hydrometallurgical plant and revised cost estimates for this facility. The only significant technical work remaining is to carry out a pilot plant trial of the new hydrometallurgical process flowsheet to finalize engineering and plant design criteria. A bulk sample of Basal Zone material required for this work has been recovered and the trial will proceed once arrangements with a suitable facility are confirmed and the funding required is in place. Efforts to arrange Project financing and product off-take agreements continue along with Project implementation planning and permitting. Depressed commodity prices generally and reduced demand for rare earths in particular, have made accessing capital for large scale resource development projects like Nechalacho very challenging in recent months. However, the Company remains optimistic that rare earth demand will recover sufficiently in 2015 to attract Project financing and allow construction work to begin by next summer.

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