Question NW66 to the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

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08 July 2019 - NW66

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Mthenjane, Mr DF to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy

Whether the Republic has any rare earth mineral resources; if so, (a) what is the (i) location, (ii) value and (iii) quantity of the rare earth minerals and (b) which companies are currently extracting the rare earth minerals in each case?


(a) The Republic has rare earth mineral resources (i) Found in the Western Cape Province on the farms, Steenkampskraal and Zanddrift, while surrounding farms are being explored for them (ii) the value of the resources is not known (iii) At the Steenkampskraal mine, the quantity is estimated at 605,000 tons at an average grade of 14.36 percent and total rare earth content of 86, 900. tons but, it is not known for Zanddrift.

(b) None


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