Rare Metal Blog

Industry players respond to Goldman analysis of REE markets

Obviously, there has been one story front and center in the world of REEs this week, that of Goldman Sachs' analysis of the REE markets, and the financial medias rote recitation of said self-described analysis as fact. Judging by my inbox over the weekend, it's safe to say that Malcolm Southwood and his band of merry MBAs have rankled the geologists that be, to no discernible end. Reactions seem to run the gamut from disbelief to contention to naked outrage.

Down Under REE report: it's busy in Australia

Another busy week for the Australian REE sector. There have been no dramatic announcements in recent weeks, so the share market headlines have been focused elsewhere, but a great deal is happening and further news is expected soon on a range of fronts.

Lynas, Alkane talking co-operation: report

Two Australian REE companies could be planning to work together to provide a range of both light and heavy rare earths.

Down under REE report: yet another entrant, REE prices soar

It is becoming very hard to keep with the Australian REE story.

The down under REE report: new in Angola, surprise in Queensland

Add Angola to your Australian REE explorer watch list.

The London REE Report: Europe Slows, Asia Booms.

The Philippine government does not offer any subsidies for renewables but Northwind earned carbon credits for the project under the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. As such, any future wind energy projects could also qualify for […]

The London REE Report: BMW's EV Approach. China Blinks?

The electrification of a vehicle requires new concepts in vehicle architecture and body construction in order to exploit the potential of the new emission-free drive system to optimum effect.

Australia's "forgotten" rare earths

There’s about 10 million contained tonnes of rare earths lying in just one mine in Australia – but whether they will ever extracted is in doubt. Welcome to Australia’s forgotten rare earth deposits.

RMB Debate: USGS Releases Report “Rare Earth Elements in U.S. Not So Rare”

Normally, a report put out by the USGS would go under RMBMedia, but this one will undoubtedly stir debate.

The London REE Report: China, Mongolia, Japan

Last year, 90 percent of the U.S. imports for rare-earth metals were from China, according to data from the U.S. Geological Survey. But this year, according to USGS, the figure is 97 percent.

The London REE Report: Mobiles Update. The Right Tide.

The recently concluded BWA spectrum auction in India has paved the way for early and large scale introduction of TDD LTE into the world’s fastest developing market. Having covered the renewable power generation plans of […]

NEWS: USMMA Expansion Provides Comprehensive Alternative to Chinese Rare Earth Dominance

August 13, 2010 — WASHINGTON (Source: BusinessWire) — The United States Magnet Materials Association (“USMMA”) today announced the addition of Arnold Magnetic Technologies, Great Western Technologies Inc., and Lynas Corporation, Ltd. (ASX: LYC) as members of the […]

BLOG: India's race to capture rare earths, nipped in the bud?

August 13, 2010 — MUMBAI (Source: MineWeb) — Whether it is $25 billion or just $5 billion, the Indian government has decided against setting up a Sovereign Wealth Fund for financing overseas acquisitions by Indian corporates, notably […]

NEWS: Rare Earth Metals Reports Additional Channel Sampling Results and Discovery of New Heavy Rare Earth Element Mineralization at Its Red Wine Property

August 10, 2010 — THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (Source: Marketwire) –Rare Earth Metals Inc ("Rare Earth Metals", "RA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RA) is pleased to report significant Rare Earth Element results from the second batch of […]

The London REE Report: Green Energy

For better or worse, our governments have all signed up to promote renewable carbon light energy. Even China and India, they just won’t agree to sign up to a western imposed quota and timetable. But […]

NEWS: Northern Uranium Limited (ASX:NTU) To Receive A $15.7 Million Investment From Jiangsu Eastern China Non-Ferrous Metals

August 9, 2010 — SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (Source: ABN Newswire) — Uranium explorer and developer NORTHERN URANIUM LIMITED (ASX:NTU) announced today that the company will receive an A$15.7 million investment from Jiangsu Eastern China Non-Ferrous Metals Investment Holding […]

MEDIA: China To Devote CNY300-450 Mln To Rare-Earth R&D Over Five Years

BAOTOU, Inner Mongolia (Dow Jones)–China plans to establish a fund valued at CNY300 million-CNY450 million ($44.3 million-$66.5 million) to support research and development in the rare-earth industry in the country's 12th five-year plan period through […]

MEDIA: Conference Fatigue And The Management Skills Of Junior Miners

August 5,2010 — (Source: techmetalsresearch.com) — Many of my readers have expressed surprise at my report of the non-appearance of practically all of the non-Chinese rare-earth junior-mining ventures, at the ’6th International Conference on Rare Earth […]

NEWS: TNR Gold Corp. Announce $1 Million Drill Program Planned Mariana Lithium Brine Project, Argentina

August 5, 2010 — VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (Source: MarketWire) — TNR Gold Corp. ("TNR") and wholly-owned International Lithium Corp. ("ILC") (jointly the "Company") are pleased to announce the plan for the forthcoming drill program at the Mariana […]

NEWS: Great Western Minerals Group Provides Corporate Update

July 29, 2010 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Source: Martketwire) — Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG") (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (OTCQX:GWMGF) (PINK SHEETS:GWMGF) today provided an update on recent Rare Earth Elements ("REE") market developments as well as […]

MEDIA: Molycorp Reduces Planned Rare-Earth Initial Offering 18% to $394 Million

July 29, 2010 (Source: Bloomberg) — Molycorp Inc., owner of the world’s largest non-Chinese deposit of rare-earth metals, chopped the price of its planned initial public offering by as much as 18 percent to $394 million. […]

Fortune Minerals Announces Successful Production of 99.99% Bismuth Ingot

July 29,2010 — LONDON, ON (Source: CNW) — Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX-FT) ("Fortune" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated the production of 99.99% bismuth ingot (metal) from its 100% owned […]

The London REE Report: Is this the Big One?

Everyone who is following REEs and HREs, is well aware of next week’s coming IPO from Molycorp Inc. “Molycorp, Inc. is a rare earth oxide (REO) producer in the Western hemisphere and own most fully […]

MEDIA: Molycorp’s IPO Aims at Chinese Grip on Metals for Smart Bombs

July 28, 2010 (Source: Bloomberg) — Molycorp Inc. is trying to convince investors it can loosen China’s grip on everything from smart bombs to hybrid cars by reopening the largest non-Chinese deposit of rare-earth metals in the […]

The London REE Report: Getting in Early

Last Monday I began my posting pointing out how China’s announcement on July 8th restricting rare metals exports was a game changer. I ended on Thursday suggesting that China is acting in a logical and […]