VANCOUVER, Sept. 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV - TSM) (Frankfurt
- T61) (Pink Sheets - TASXF). Mark Saxon, President & CEO is pleased to announce the appointment of
Dr. Henning Holmström as Project Development Manager for the Norra Karr
heavy rare earth and zirconium project in Sweden. In this capacity, Dr.
Holmström will be responsible for all the overall management of the
Norra Karr project including overseeing the environmental and
permitting process, and liaising with local government officials.
Dr. Holmström has over 16 years of experience in the mining sector, from
the earliest stages of start-up operations to rehabilitation and mine
water treatment projects. Prior to joining Tasman, Dr. Holmström held a
senior management position with the international consulting group
Golder Associates as the Client Sector Leader of Mining in Scandinavia.
During his time at Golder Associates, Dr. Holmström was involved in
numerous projects across Europe, consulting to companies including
Boliden, LKAB, Gold Ore Resources, Avalon Minerals and Greenland
Minerals and Energy. Prior to joining Golder Associates, Dr. Holmström
was employed at the Geological Survey of Sweden as a Geochemist and
"Tasman is very pleased to have attracted someone as experienced in the
Swedish mining sector as Dr. Holmström to our team" said Mark Saxon,
Tasman's President & CEO. "Tasman is advancing the Norra Karr heavy
rare earth project rapidly and Dr. Holmström's proven leadership and
skills in permitting and environmental management will greatly
facilitate the Company in achieving its milestones at this highly
promising and strategic project."
Norra Karr is located in southern Sweden, 300km SW of the capital
Stockholm and lies in mixed farming and forestry land. The site is
well serviced by power, roads and water allowing all year round access,
plus a local skilled community. A recent video providing an overview
of the Norra Karr project, highlighting the "second to none"
infrastructure can be found at http://www.tasmanmetals.com.
About Tasman Metals Ltd.
Tasman Metals Ltd is a Canadian mineral exploration and development
company focused on Rare Earth Elements (REE's) in the European region
and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TSM". REE
demand is increasing, due to the metals unique properties that make
them essential for high technology and environmentally-beneficial
applications. Since over 95% of REE supply is sourced from China, the
European Union is actively supporting policy to promote domestic supply
of REE's, to ensure the security of high-tech industry. Tasman's
exploration portfolio is uniquely placed, with the capacity to deliver
"high-tech" metals from politically stable, mining friendly
jurisdictions with developed infrastructure.
The Company's Norra Karr project in Sweden is one of the most
significant heavy REE resources in the world, and the only NI43-101
compliant REE resource in mainland Europe. With a TREO (total rare
earth oxide) cut off of 0.4%, the Inferred Mineral Resource comprises
60.5 million tonnes grading 0.54% TREO and 1.72% ZrO2 (zirconium
oxide), with 53.7% of the TREO being the higher value HREO (heavy rare
earth oxide). The resource is unusually low in radioactive metals
relative to peer projects, with less than 15 ppm each of uranium and
Tasman's current issued and outstanding share capital is 57,104,451 and
the Company is well financed with a cash position of approximately
For more information regarding rare earth elements, see the Rare Metal
Blog at www.raremetalblog.com or Resource Stock Digest at http://strategicmetalstocks.resourcestockdigest.com/.
On behalf of the Board,
Mark Saxon, President & CEO
The qualified person for the Company's exploration projects, Mark Saxon,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Tasman and a Member of the
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Australian
Institute of Geoscientists, has reviewed and verified the contents of
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider
(as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange),
nor the Frankfurt Stock Exchange accepts responsibility for the
adequacy or accuracy of this news release.
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred
Resources. This news release uses the term "inferred mineral resource." We
advise U.S. investors that this term is not recognized by the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. The estimation of inferrred
resources involves far greater uncertainty as to their existence and
economic viability than the estimation of other categories of
resources. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that estimates
of inferred mineral resources exist, are economically minable, or will
be upgraded into measured or indicated mineral resources.
Forward Looking Statements. This Company news release contains certain "forward-looking" statements
and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs
of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and
information currently available to the Company's management. Such
statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions
related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive
factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships
with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment,
governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological
change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any
one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary
materially from those described herein.
SOURCE Tasman Metals Inc.
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