At the moment about 90% of the world’s rare earths —used in a variety of industries including green technology, defence systems and consumer electronics— come from China.
In 2010, rare earth and specialty metals market froth had speculators throwing money at a sector they didn't understand, and opportunistic resource company managers stepped up to take their money.
The new method simplifies the process and may push miners to try securing more licences to explore the seabed.
The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.
Baotou says WTO ruling will only increase pain for the industry.
While still a male-dominated sector, there have been positive steps to integrate women into the mining industry.
Pele has entered into an access agreement with Rio Algom granting Pele the right, at its cost, to access and take samples from one or more of RAL’s Elliot Lake, Ontario tailings management areas.
Only last year Chinese overseas investment totalled $61.6 billion by the end of September.
Looking at lunar REE
In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market.
We are seeing a rise in the demand for super-light and strong carbon fiber composite, which is used in multiple applications for both commercial and consumer use, based on my stock analysis.
China's rare earth industry is responsible for almost 90% of global output, but the nation has been imposed strict export quotas since 2010.
Mining neodymium is dirty, but recycling may not be a panacea either.
Stock in Montreal-based metal technology and alumina company which mysteriously tanked yesterday regained most of the lost ground on Thursday.
Orbite Aluminae crashed 36% in massive volumes on Wednesday without any fresh news that could have prompted the sell-off in the alumina and rare earth technology company.
Chinese rare earth miners to go back to competing on price after WTO rules country's rare earth export quotas illegal.
Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world.
Since 2001 the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority has issued 30 exploration permits, with other seven waiting approval soon.
In 2010 the Asian nation covered 97.6% of worldwide demand; today, is down to about 92%.
More than conquering the age-old quest to turn base metals into precious ones, these scientists are applying modern day alchemy to build the next-generation of fuel cells and electrolyzers.
The new law also lets the state to acquire an unspecified additional share at an “agreed price,” among other debated changes.
Rather than shoot for the stars, Paul Adams of DJ Carmichael argues that junior miners should focus on more modest projects best suited to maximizing shareholder value.
PDAC curse or blessing? Fresh from the Letter Writer Presentations track at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, The Gold Report asked thought leaders to share their impressions from the annual minefest.
Grant Thornton International’s annual mining industry study.
'I suspect that the rally we are in now is a false rally' – Rick Rule
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