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Canadian firm submits rare earth mining application in Sweden

3:26 AM MDT | July 24, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Tasman Metals (Vancouver, BC) has submitted an application for a mininig lease covering the Olserum, Sweden, heavy rare earth element (REE) project, the company announced today. It follows the recent granting of a 25-year mining lease for Tasman's nearby Norra Kärr REE deposit. Tasman anticipates that processing of the mining lease application by the Mining Inspectorate of Sweden (Bergsstaten) will take 6–12 months. Olserum is approximately 10 kilometers (km) from the Baltic coast; 30 km north of the town of Västervik...

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