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Avalon Rare: 130 Adelaide Street W., Suite 1901 Toronto, ON M5H 3P5

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

Tel: (416) 364-4938 Fax: (416) 364-5162

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NEWS RELEASE

No. 15-08

Avalon provides update on Separation Rapids Lithium

Project Kenora, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, ON --

Avalon Rare Metals Inc

NYSE MKT

: AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on its $750,000 pilot plant program on the Companys Separation Rapids Lithium Project (Separation Rapids Project or the Project) located near Kenora, Ontario, first announced in its news release of

August 17, 2015

The 30 tonne bulk sample of crushed ore that was shipped this summer has arrived at its destination in Germany and process work is now underway. The sample will be processed using the Companys proven flow sheet to produce a high purity lithium mineral (petalite) concentrate for the following purposes:

to deliver further product samples to potential customers in the glassceramics industry who have already tested and approved smaller samples;

to provide initial test samples to a number of new potential customers; and

to generate concentrate for additional process development work with the objective of producing high purity lithium chemical products for the lithium ion battery manufacturing business.

The pilot plant program will be completed, and concentrate available for distribution, in Q1 2016.

Lithium chemicals process optimization work continues at the laboratories of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Laboratory test work performed earlier this year at SRC provided encouraging results with a battery-grade lithium carbonate (>99.5% pure) being readily produced. Progress is being made toward the production of an enhanced grade product with a target purity of 99.9% . The potential for production of high grade lithium hydroxide was also demonstrated previously and optimization of this flowsheet is currently in progress. These programs are being conducted under the direction of David Marsh, Senior Vice-President, Metallurgy and Technology Development.

Rehabilitation work on the access road to the site initiated in September has now been completed. This road will provide ready access to the deposit for large scale bulk sampling in 2016. Several hundred tonnes of petalite concentrate is expected to be produced from this bulk sample and will be used for full-scale production trials in the glass-ceramics industry and for piloting the lithium chemical production processes.

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