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LCM welcomes local MP to site

Local MP for Ellesmere Port, Justin Madders, has praised an SME manufacturing company for its hard work and dedication to the rare earth permanent magnet industry, after securing further support from the UK Government.

Mr. Madders recently met with Ian Higgins, Director of Less Common Metals for a tour of the factory on North Road, Ellesmere Port, and to learn about the critical rare earth element – neodymium iron boron.

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Aluminum-scandium alloy is preparing for take-off

Scandium is often associated with the rare earth elements and as such has always been of interest to Less Common Metals.

Having been discovered almost 150 years ago you would imagine that miners would have uncovered a large amount of this element by now, but in fact it is extracted from ores in only a few mines in Asia and Russia and as a by-product of the extraction of other elements like titanium, uranium and iron.

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