Completion of Phase 2 metallurgical test work to optimize the use of desliming and carbonate rejection flotation, as well as chemical reagent dosages to increase the efficiency of rougher/cleaner Ta/Nb flotation and to finalize the preliminary process flow sheet developed in Phase 1 which formed the basis of the PEA.

A Mineral Resource Update and subsequent technical report which will incorporate all data from 2005 through 2012 is currently underway by AMEC ( as well as 34 additional drill holes (totalling 8,715 m) of infill drilling completed in 2011.)with completion targeted for the first quarter of 2013.