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Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Survey shows 9 out of ten Australian mining execs see few positives over next 12 months.

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs feat

Sector on verge of major breakout.

Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.

UN opens up more deep sea areas for mining, issues seven new licences

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
UN opens up deep sea for mining, issues seven new licences

State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.

Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

The Mining Report | July 16, 2014
Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium.

Grupo Mexico considers mining for rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Grupo Mexico considers mining for rare earths

The news come only weeks after the government announced it would begin funding explorations projects to locate deposits of the coveted elements.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
tesla infographic feat

Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

Graphite, lithium and REEs vital to hot Tech: Moreno

The Mining Report | July 8, 2014
Essential to hot tech feat

Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.

Lynas heading for full rare earths ramp-up

Jeffrey Richmond | July 3, 2014
lynas heading for full rare earths ramp-up feat

Firm struggled to increase output due to problems at Malaysian plant.

Canada identifies top rare earth projects

Frik Els | June 29, 2014
Canada identifies top rare earth projects

Parliamentary report says half of globe's known rare earth reserves are in Canada and China's deposits could be worked out within three decades.

Profitable Aussie miners get billions in state subsidies: report

Jeffrey Richmond | June 24, 2014
Profitable Aussie miners get billions in state subsidies feat

Mining lobby lambastes findings.

Aussie firm rejects claims of planning to mine for rare earth in Idaho

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2014
Aussie firm rejects claims of planning to mine for rare earth in Idaho

There is an estimated 104,300 metric tons of thorium and rare earth element-rich veins in the area where MMG Limited has been granted exploration rights.

Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Net profits from progressing economies-based miners reached $24 billion in 2013, compared to a net loss of $4 billion for developed market firms.

South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 19, 2014
South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.

Rare earth prices have turned

Frik Els | June 17, 2014
Rare earth prices at turning point

Don't underestimate Beijing's resolve to crack down on its dirty, low-tech industry and the effect it will have on supply and prices says two new reports.

Avalon Rare Metals closes US$4million registered direct offering

CNW Group | June 14, 2014

The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including funding ongoing operations and/or capital requirements, and discretionary capital programs.

Brent Cook: Exploration sector hasn't hit bottom yet

Cambridge Network | June 7, 2014
Brent Cook

Brent Cook from Exploration Insights chats with Cambridge House Live anchor Vanessa Collette about the state of the junior mining sector.

US start-up ready to sell lab-made rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 6, 2014
US start-up ready to sell lab-made rare earths

The first two to hit the market are neodymium and dysprosium, needed for manufacturing powerful magnets that work at high temperatures.

China’s Rare Earth Toxic Time Bomb to Spur Mining Boom

Bloomberg | June 5, 2014

The toxic time bomb set by China’s rare earths mining boom is set to boost the prospects for some of the $12 billion of projects being developed outside the world’s biggest supplier.

Bargain hunters drive Molycorp shares 11% higher

Frik Els | June 4, 2014
Bargain hunters drive Molycorp shares 11% higher

US rare earth miner up sharply from historic lows in heavy volume.

Scientists find rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 26, 2014
Scientists find rare-earth-like magnetic properties in iron

Finding may provide a new and more available ingredient for manufacturing motors for hybrid and electric cars, as well as generators.

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

Tesla’s Gigafactory: Needs 6 new graphite mines, but where will cobalt be sourced?

The electric motor company's plans to double the globe's battery output will up graphite demand 152%, but sourcing cobalt outside the Congo could prove difficult.

Mexico’s government to fund rare earth exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | May 23, 2014
Mexico’s government to fund rare earth exploration

The country sees a growing opportunity for other players beside China.

Battered Molycorp investors shrug latest setback

Frik Els | May 21, 2014
Battered Molycorp investors shrug latest setback

Morgan Stanley downgrades rare earth miner over predictions of huge revenue shortfall.

Survival strategies in the Atacama Desert: Chilean lithium miners manage by playing the regs

The Mining Report | May 20, 2014
chile-owns-70-percent-of-the-worlds-known-lithium-reserves

In this interview with The Mining Report, economist Daniela Desormeaux, founder of signumBOX and widely quoted expert on industrial chemicals, shines a light on the lithium industry for investors looking for a new opportunity.

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