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Chinese rare earth giant born

Frik Els | December 16, 2014
Chinese rare earth giant born

Owner of Bayan Obo mine Baotou Steel acquires five rare earth refiners with 73,500 tonnes capacity forming industry dominant China North Rare Earth Group.

Tantalus Rare Earths AG resource update published for the companies rare earths project in Madagascar with valueable results

Tantalus Rare Earths AG | December 17, 2014

The Technical Report[1] and updated Resource Estimate published clearly shows the significant developments taken in the past 18 months of the Tantalus Rare Earths AG (ISIN DE000A1MMFF4) project in Madagascar.

Jamaica: Rare earth project not dead

MINING.com News | December 16, 2014

In response to recent requests for an update on the rare-earth minerals project, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) will once again seek to clarify the issues and concerns raised

Did it tough stance on rare earth minerals cost opposition the Greenlandic election?

Copenhagen Post | December 16, 2014

Narrow victory keeps business-orientated government in power

China’s Galaxy Magnets expects rise in rare earth prices

Shanghai Metals Market | December 16, 2014

China’s Galaxy Magnets said in a record for its investor relations activities that it expects a rise in rare earth prices, DZH News reported.

US mining can't find workers fast enough

Frik Els | December 5, 2014
US mining can't find workers fast enough

More than 36% of the jobs in mining and logging stay open for longer than three months.

China’s rising: best investment vehicle to make money from it

Daily Gains Letter | December 5, 2014
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While China is struggling with its gross domestic product (GDP) growth metrics, the country’s main stock market—the Shanghai Composite Index (SCI)—is easily outperforming the S&P 500 and NASDAQ.

China’s Galaxy Magnets Expects Rise in Rare Earth Prices

Shanghai Metals Market | December 1, 2014

China’s Galaxy Magnets said in a record for its investor relations activities that it expects a rise in rare earth prices.

Did a tough stance on rare earth minerals cost the opposition the Greenlandic election?

Copenhagen Post | December 1, 2014
Greenland lifts ban on uranium mining

Greenland's ruling Siumut party narrowly won Saturday's elections that were called two months ago when its leader, the former premier Aleqa Hammond, was forced to resign amid allegations that she misused public funds.

Crude oil redux: Rare earth elements, and their strategic stranglehold on modern life

Extremetech | November 30, 2014

Oil is on its way out. Like so many age-old, repeatedly incorrect narratives, this statement is finally starting to come true.

Alkane Resources tips share rerating on approval of $1 billion rare earths project

Sydney Morning Herald | November 29, 2014

Alkane Resources expects to receive approvals for its $1 billion rare earths project in the first quarter of 2015, which it anticipates will pave the way for a rerating of its shares as it finalises the financing of the project.

Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 28, 2014
Deep-sea miner Nautilus to get $113m of escrowed funds

The sum will be given on the completion of the sale of 15% of its Solwara 1 project to an entity nominated by Papua New Guinea.

Mining equipment suppliers caught in vicious spiral

Frik Els | November 26, 2014
Mercedes Benz lifts dump truck 333

Already clobbered by the mining sector's woes, the crude oil slump could't come at a worse time for the resources equipment and services industry.

Taseko's Aley Niobium Project Enters Environmental Assessment Process

Taseko Mining | November 26, 2014

The company has entered the Environmental Assessment Review process for its Aley Mine project with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO).

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What you need to know about the Canadian government's corporate social responsibility initiative

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Being eligible for “enhanced Government of Canada economic diplomacy.”

Stans mining licence rightfully acquired — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 18, 2014
Withdrawal of Stans licence is illegal — Kyrgyz Supreme Court

Stans acquired a 20-year mining license for the past-producing Kutessay II rare earth mine in December 2009, but a local company had claimed being the rightful owner of such permit.

3 rare earths companies up over 40 percent year-to-date

Resource Investing News | November 16, 2014

Like the rest of the commodities market, the rare earths sector is definitely less exciting now than it was a few years ago.

Kyrgyz Republic seizes Stans Energy rare earth project

Frik Els | November 13, 2014
Kyrgyz Republic seizes Stans Energy rare earth project

Kyrgyz government moves to revoke Stans Energy's licence for rare earth mine and plant that was the main global source of heavy REEs during the Soviet era.

Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | November 13, 2014
Canadian miners performance down 15% in Q3 on falling metal prices

Decline was in line with S&P/TSX Composite index, which also plummeted 15% during the quarter.

New research finds manufacturing execs concerned with access to U.S. mineral supply

National Mining Association | November 13, 2014

The survey revealed significant concern among business leaders that current mining policy presents a challenge to their supply chain and that reform is necessary.

CHART: Mining capital crisis continues

Frik Els | November 12, 2014
CHART: Mining capital crisis continues

To keep the lights on 30% of juniors need to raise money within six months, 59% within a year new survey shows.

Ucore uses molecular recognition technology to generate 99%+ pure heavy rare earth concentrate

Newswire | November 12, 2014

The >99% pure HREE Concentrate is a carbonate salt rare earth concentrate ("REC") comprised of heavy rare earths ranging from samarium (Sm) through lutetium (Lu).

With the ongoing global skills shortage within mining is it time to get the job seeker's perspective?

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions | November 12, 2014
local workers

A global survey of over 5,300 job seekers sheds some light on the issues in the war for talent which the Mining sector continues to face.

What slowdown? Mining equipment market to grow 8.4% a year

Frik Els | November 11, 2014
What slowdown? Mining equipment market to grow 8.4% a year

Mining equipment market to grow at compound annual rate of 8.42% to $134 billion through 2019 surpassing the market for construction equipment.

Frank Holmes' advice to investors? Chill

The Gold Report | November 11, 2014
Photo of the big mine truck and dredge

Find out about the indicators Holmes watches to read the market's pulse, and why a +/- 35% move for gold doesn't keep him awake at night.

Jack Lifton: Innovation is the key to rare earth independence

The Mining Report | November 11, 2014
rare earth mining

Centralized modern processing could make it possible for mining companies in the United States, Europe and Australia to start producing truly critical materials with small capex.

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