Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.
The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.
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.
A rare earth project in New South Wales, Australia moved a step closer to mining after receiving approval from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).
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.
In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.
Customs data show export volumes from China, producer of more than 80% of the world's rare earths, are soaring even as average prices fall by 48%.
In this interview with The Mining Report, Desormeaux notes that lithium is less dependent on short-term economic cycles than commodities like oil and copper, and says demand for lithium will grow faster than the global economy.
Many are already likening the new Silk Road undertaking to the Marshall Plan
If a junior mining company is in a dire enough situation, they may hit the “reset” button and rollback their stock.
The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.
The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.
Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.
Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.
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.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
Japanese scientists have developed a process that uses salmon sperm to mine and reprocess rare earth elements (REEs).
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.
This is Aaron Regent’s first acquisition since founding Toronto-based Magris Resources.
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.
Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.
Beijing accepts defeat in WTO case and lifts export quota, but will now focus on rare earth export licences and taxes.
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.
The long-awaited policy change comes after the World Trade Organization determined last year that the nation’s quota system violated trade rules.
The discovery — located approximately 95 km northwest of Cusco— contains both light rare earth elements (LREEs) and heavy rare earth elements and metals (HREEs).
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