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Scepticism grows over North Korea’s massive rare earth discovery

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 27, 2015
Scepticism grows over North Korea’s massive rare earth discovery

Experts are raising questions about the legitimacy of North Korea's estimated reserves of rare earths, used from computers to cars and defense missiles.

$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Frik Els | March 26, 2015
$60 billion for mining private equity a myth

Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.

Frik Els

Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Frik Els | March 25, 2015
Mining private equity: It's Davis or bust?

Until Mick Davis pulls the trigger on X2's $5.6 billion, wishful thinking and unhealthy skepticism will pervade talk around private equity and mining.

Is it time to add rare earth elements to your portfolio?

Forbes | March 24, 2015

A recent 60 Minutes special discussed the growing role that rare earth elements play in our economy today.

No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 18, 2015
No end in sight for mining sector gloomy state: report

The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.

Why Goldman Sachs is wrong about commodity prices: Philip Richards

The Mining Report | March 18, 2015
Bulldozer in open-pit cooper mine

In this interview with The Mining Report, Richards discusses his outlook for oil, gold, vanadium, zinc and nickel, and profiles companies with projects that will see the light of day even in harsh price environments.

Investors believe end nigh for cult stock Molycorp

Frik Els | March 17, 2015
Investors believe end nigh for cult stock Molycorp

Once a $70 share, Molycorp investors on Tuesday were dumping holdings at 49c after cash burn rate showed maybe two quarters left without injection.

Gwen Preston - Resource Maven

Selectivity and patience: Resource investing today

Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.

Tommy Humphreys: An inside look: How mining titans like Giustra, Lundin, and Beaty are playing the downturn

Palisade Capital Corp | March 17, 2015
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Since Tommy regularly spends time with the sharpest minds of the natural resource sector (Lundin, Gisutra, Casey, etc.), we know how valuable his perspective is.

Molycorp tanking after wider loss

Frik Els | March 16, 2015
Molycorp tanking after wider loss

Better production numbers at its California mine couldn't stop the red ink at rare earth miner.

‘Zombie’ miners pulling down TSX Venture exchange

Business in Vancouver | March 16, 2015

The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.

Quest Rare Minerals CEO to step down

Marketwired | March 16, 2015

Peter Cashin has relinquished his responsibilities as president and CEO of the company to focus on new mineral exploration opportunities.

Afghanistan and Kazakhstan may become new global centres of rare earth metals’ production

investorINTEL | March 16, 2015

According to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.

CHART: Beijing has finally turned around rare earth prices

Frik Els | March 12, 2015
CHART: Beijing has finally turned around rare earth prices

Beijing has a new strategy to tighten its grip on the rare earth supply chain. And it's working.

North Korea digging ever deeper to keep its economy afloat

The Guardian | March 12, 2015
Largest known rare earth deposit discovered in North Korea

The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its economy afloat – and its gargantuan military funded.

Favourable tax measures announced for mining investors

The government has extended the 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for investors in flow-through shares for an additional year, until March 31, 2016.

Gareth Hatch: New REE export rules inside China level the international playing field

The Mining Report | March 4, 2015
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp.

American junior finds antimony on old gold concession

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
American junior finds rare earth deposit on old gold concessions

New World Gold Corp. executives say that since the discovery several companies, including a Chinese group, have approached them with offers.

New process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

PhysOrg.com | March 2, 2015

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective.

Poor market conditions put major chill on global exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Poor market conditions put chill on global exploration

Global exploration spending dropped 26% in last year, compared with 2013, as several juniors threw in the towel and producing miners slammed the brakes on capital and exploration expenditure.

South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

CEO.CA | February 20, 2015
Colleen - Two small explorers, exploration, Juniors, hiking, trail blazing, heading out 333

Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently restrict non-rich people from giving money directly to the treasuries of these companies.

Australian rare earth project making headway

MINING.com Editor | February 18, 2015
ighlighted Satellite Image Of New South Wales

A rare earth project in New South Wales, Australia moved a step closer to mining after receiving approval from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

"We haven’t seen capitulation in natural resources yet"

Sprott's Thoughts | February 13, 2015

During a period of polarizing precious metals and industrial commodity pricing, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments—opining on global counterparty risk, resource capital markets, capitulation, and more.

Visual Capitalist

INFOGRAPHIC: Project generators: exploration risk for less cost

Visual Capitalist | February 12, 2015
Drill rig on minesite in Western Australia

In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.

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