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Rare earth mining, investment and price news

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

Frik Els | April 18, 2014
We have to talk about Fanya

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Sales at world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Frik Els | April 16, 2014
Sales for world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Baotou says WTO ruling will only increase pain for the industry.

Let's talk about: women in the mining industry

Mining is an industry which has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. There have been positive steps which have helped to integrate women into the industry, but females continue to be under-represented and Mining is still largely a man’s domain.

Pele Mountain enters into access agreement to sample Elliot Lake Mine tailings for rare earths

Pele Mountain Resources | April 10, 2014

Pele has entered into an access agreement with Rio Algom granting Pele the right, at its cost, to access and take samples from one or more of RAL’s Elliot Lake, Ontario tailings management areas.

Matchmaking miners and China's $7 trillion in savings

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 7, 2014
China hunts for mining deals overseas with more than $7 trillion to spend

Only last year Chinese overseas investment totalled $61.6 billion by the end of September.

On the surface, mining the moon doesn't look that great

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
moon infrographic

Looking at lunar REE

Stephan Bogner and the rise of a Euro-Chino-Russian superpower

The Mining Report | April 2, 2014

In this interview with The Mining Report, Bogner details what these shifting power dynamics will mean for the commodities market.

Special situation stock a boon to carbon fiber investors?

Daily Gains Letter | April 1, 2014

We are seeing a rise in the demand for super-light and strong carbon fiber composite, which is used in multiple applications for both commercial and consumer use, based on my stock analysis.

Chinese trading platform for rare earth completes first week of operations amid WTO dispute

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2014
Chinese trading platform for rare earth complete first week of operations amid WTO dispute

China's rare earth industry is responsible for almost 90% of global output, but the nation has been imposed strict export quotas since 2010.

Rare earth recycling: Is it worth it?

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 31, 2014

Mining neodymium is dirty, but recycling may not be a panacea either.

Orbite shares stage huge comeback

Frik Els | March 27, 2014
Orbite shares stage huge comeback

Stock in Montreal-based metal technology and alumina company which mysteriously tanked yesterday regained most of the lost ground on Thursday.

Mysterious stock dump sends Montreal metals junior tanking

Frik Els | March 26, 2014
Mysterious stock dump sends Montreal metals junior tanking

Orbite Aluminae crashed 36% in massive volumes on Wednesday without any fresh news that could have prompted the sell-off in the alumina and rare earth technology company.

WTO ruling: Get ready for rare earth price war

Frik Els | March 26, 2014
Sales for world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Chinese rare earth miners to go back to competing on price after WTO rules country's rare earth export quotas illegal.

Jeb Handwerger: China isn't slowing down, it's buying up (resources, that is)

The Energy Report | March 18, 2014
China isn't slowing down, it's buying up

Headlines about a Chinese economic slowdown may get good web traffic, but the real story is that China is buying up uranium and other resources around the world.

The ocean floor is rare earth miners new frontier—report

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2014
The ocean floor is rare earth miners new frontier—report

Since 2001 the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority has issued 30 exploration permits, with other seven waiting approval soon.

China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 17, 2014
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

In 2010 the Asian nation covered 97.6% of worldwide demand; today, is down to about 92%.

Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 16, 2014
Scientists find way to turn base metal into precious one

More than conquering the age-old quest to turn base metals into precious ones, these scientists are applying modern day alchemy to build the next-generation of fuel cells and electrolyzers.

South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% of oil, mining firms

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 12, 2014
South Africa approves law that gives state a 20% stake in oil, mining firms

The new law also lets the state to acquire an unspecified additional share at an “agreed price,” among other debated changes.

Paul Adams: Investor-friendly Australian projects around the world

The Mining Report | March 11, 2014
Australian projects around the world

Rather than shoot for the stars, Paul Adams of DJ Carmichael argues that junior miners should focus on more modest projects best suited to maximizing shareholder value.

More than 25,000 investors and mining types walked into PDAC. The result was. . .realistic

The Gold Report | March 10, 2014
PDAC 30,000

PDAC curse or blessing? Fresh from the Letter Writer Presentations track at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference, The Gold Report asked thought leaders to share their impressions from the annual minefest.

CHART OF THE DAY: Attendance at the industry's biggest shindig and the mood of miners

Michael Allan McCrae | March 10, 2014
pdac convention

A drop.

Encouraging signs for Quebec and Canadian mining companies

Grant Thornton | March 6, 2014

Grant Thornton International’s annual mining industry study.

'Frothy' gold, natural resources rally will pull back, says Rick Rule

Sprott Group | March 4, 2014

'I suspect that the rally we are in now is a false rally' – Rick Rule

Michael Ballanger: junior miners rising from the ashes

The Gold Report | March 3, 2014

You didn't really think that junior miners would languish forever, did you? Junior mining stocks are starting to make a careful climb from the depths after tax-loss selling in December.

Molycorp shares jump on full year results, outlook

Frik Els | March 3, 2014
Molycorp shares jump on full year results, outlook

Molycorp says the Chlor-Alkali plant at its Mountain Pass, California rare earth mine is now operational, which should see it reach cash-flow break-even this year.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 3, 2014
Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

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