Group expects 2013 to be year in which “the death bells ring for the commodity supercycle after its duly noted sunset.”
The government chose an Australian company to explore the country's southern region.
Drilling has started on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in a search for financially viable sources of rare earth elements to mine.
Company has signed on to acquire a location in the Pacific Northwest.
Companies could apply for mining licences as soon as 2016 to extract gold, copper and more.
Rare earth miner regains confidence of investors.
Rare earth miner says second half of year will improve for sales and production.
Trends editor Richard Karn says the need for low-cost production may prove to be the new basis for invention.
VIDEO: The project has an estimated 75-80% heavy rare earth oxide content.
Along with copper and nickel resources, the Ontario region holds the single largest deposit of chromite on the continent.
The U.S. currently imports more than 80% of the lithium it uses, with the silvery metal winding up in batteries from cell phones to electric cars.
Rare earth's are 'strategic' metals, used in smart phones, electric cars, and military equipment.
Recovery slowed in 2012 but a return to long-term growth is certain.
Research analyst Luisa Moreno says many of the companies unearthing them are still learning to navigate the supply chain.
Billionaire Alexander Nesis, state-owned Rostec reach $1bn deal to develop world's largest rare earth deposit and take control of Russia's REE stockpiles.
The company cited low prices and productivity as reasons for the decision.
The government is encouraging more business mergers and forming megacorporations.
Under-capitalized and labour intensive.
Calls getting louder for domestic US rare earth production.
"There's more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of ore."
Strongest material known to man
Governments around the world have become increasingly attentive to rare earths as their strategic value has become clearer.
Self-help manuals tell us that what we focus on, we manifest. This is certainly true for rare earth elements enthusiast Chris Berry.
The number of global deals has fallen to its lowest level since 2005.
The federal bill aims to ensure companies source responsibly.
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