Experts are raising questions about the legitimacy of North Korea's estimated reserves of rare earths, used from computers to cars and defense missiles.
Looking for an exit or a lifeline? Look further says $8 billion fund manager.
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.
A recent 60 Minutes special discussed the growing role that rare earth elements play in our economy today.
The first two months of 2015 failed miserably to dispel gloomy market conditions affecting the global mining industry, according to a study published Wednesday.
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.
Once a $70 share, Molycorp investors on Tuesday were dumping holdings at 49c after cash burn rate showed maybe two quarters left without injection.
Spread your dollars amongst takeout candidates, major miners, and juniors with the best odds of outperforming when the markets start to move. Then wait.
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.
Better production numbers at its California mine couldn't stop the red ink at rare earth miner.
The plug should be pulled on these marginal junior miners, say investors.
Peter Cashin has relinquished his responsibilities as president and CEO of the company to focus on new mineral exploration opportunities.
According to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.
Beijing has a new strategy to tighten its grip on the rare earth supply chain. And it's working.
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.
The government has extended the 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit for investors in flow-through shares for an additional year, until March 31, 2016.
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.
New World Gold Corp. executives say that since the discovery several companies, including a Chinese group, have approached them with offers.
Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective.
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.
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.
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