Managing Director & CEO – Northern Minerals Limited
George Bauk is an experienced resources executive with 30 years’ experience in the sector. He joined Northern Minerals in 2010 and has been instrumental in transforming the company from a rare earth discoverer through to its current status as producer at the Browns Range Heavy Rare Earths Project.
The 3-year Pilot Plant Project in the East Kimberley region of WA has commenced commissioning and first mixed rare earth carbonate produced in October 2018. Over the 3-year project, the Company plans to produce 49,400kg dysprosium in 573,000kg concentrate.
Browns Range is the only significant dysprosium producer outside China. Dysprosium is a key ingredient in the permanent magnets used in electric cars and wind turbines. The Pilot Plant Project aims to confirm and improve the economics of the larger full-scale development at Browns Range, which has a potential scale of 10x the Pilot Plant Project.