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Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Frik Els | January 23, 2015
World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Fish sperm a ‘key ingredient’ to recycling rare earth elements

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 19, 2015
Fish sperm a ‘key ingredient’ to recycling rare earth elements

Japanese scientists have developed a process that uses salmon sperm to mine and reprocess rare earth elements (REEs).

Foreign producers struggle as China scraps rare earth import quotas

Asian News | January 19, 2015

The removal of the export quotas follows a year of regulatory changes in the rare earth industry, such as the formation of the Bataou Rare Earths Products Exchange in March 2014 and the consolidation of smaller producers, including illegal mining operations into two state-owned regional monopolies.

Former Barrick Gold chief the new owner of Iamgold’s Niobec mine in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 16, 2015
Former Barrick Gold chief the new owner of Iamgold’s Niobec mine in Quebec

This is Aaron Regent’s first acquisition since founding Toronto-based Magris Resources.

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Defending mineral tenure in Canada against foreign court orders

Norton Rose Fulbright | January 15, 2015
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A mineral exploration company faced an unusual situation recently, when Ontario mining officials enforced foreign orders against mining claims for which the company had recorded its interest.

These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 15, 2015
These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.

China lifts rare earths export quota, but grip still remains

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence | January 9, 2015

Beijing accepts defeat in WTO case and lifts export quota, but will now focus on rare earth export licences and taxes.

Rick Rule: we need to cut G&A fat from the industry so there are fewer, but more solvent players

Another Friday gold price rally

During a time where the pain of downward pricing has spilled from minerals into the energy sector, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments.

China scraps decade-old rare earths export quotas

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 6, 2015
China scraps decade-old rare earths export quotas

The long-awaited policy change comes after the World Trade Organization determined last year that the nation’s quota system violated trade rules.

Rare earths discovered in Peru

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 30, 2014
Rare earths discovered in Peru

The discovery — located approximately 95 km northwest of Cusco— contains both light rare earth elements (LREEs) and heavy rare earth elements and metals (HREEs).

China to soon lift restrictions on rare earth exports

Cecilia Jamasmie | December 29, 2014
China in ‘no hurry’ to lift restrictions on rare earth exports

Export taxes to remain at 15% – 25% until at least March 2015.

‘Green energy’ a casualty of low oil prices

Sprott's Thoughts | December 28, 2014
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Interview with Author Alex Epstein.

Best of the best: The most popular thoughts from 2014

The Gold Report | December 26, 2014
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Some of the most popular experts featured during the year and some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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