Avalon Rare Metals Inc. is a mineral exploration and development company. The Company operates primarily in Canada with a focus on rare earth elements (REE), and other rare metals and minerals, including lithium, tantalum, niobium, cesium, indium, gallium, yttrium, zirconium, as well as related base metal, tin. The Company is in the process of exploring or developing five of its eight mineral resource properties. Its Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Project is located at Thor Lake in the Mackenzie Mining District of the Northwest Territories, and consists of five contiguous mining leases totaling 10,449 acres (4,249 hectares) and three claims totaling 4,597 acres (1,869 hectares). Its other properties include Separation Rapids Lithium-Tantalum Project and Warren Township Anorthosite Project in Ontario; East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project in Nova Scotia; Apex Rare Metals Project in Utah; Spor Mountain Rare Metals Project in Juab County, Utah, and Miramichi Tin Project in New Brunswick.