The 216 million tonne Jongju deposit 150km north of Pyongjang, theoretically worth trillions of dollars, would more than double the current global known resource of REE oxides.
Juniors usually raise cash to keep their operations going by issuing new shares.
Mining stocks may have moved from a bear market to a place where they are becoming contrarian plays, says Mike Niehuser, founder of Beacon Rock Research, opening opportunities for value investing.
Molycorp, Lynas and perhaps one other small player are sufficient to meet light REE demand, while there's room for one or maybe two heavy producers outside China, says outgoing CEO Constantine Karayannopoulos.
The “Jade Rabbit,” China's first lunar rover, is equipped with a round-penetrating radar to measure the Moon's soil and crust.
Alkane Resources' zirconium and rare earths project, if approved, would be built near Dubbo.
For a free market to be successful, capital must be able to flow to new ideas and endeavours.
Over the past decade, the number of disputes that have resulted in international arbitration has increased tenfold for the oil and gas sector and fourfold for the mining industry. And these conflicts will only escalate.
In this interview with The Gold Report, the publisher of Hard Rock Analyst explains that new discoveries with high margins are the essence of the junior, and he considers eight explorers with blue-sky potential and one producer with excellent prospects for expansion.
Canada accounted for just over 13% of the total, the smallest share in 14 years. The DRC made it to the top 10 mining destinations for the first time.
The country is seeing a transition from the investment phase to the production phase and this transition is 'only just the beginning.'
If the sweeping economic reforms planned by Chinese leaders during the Third Plenum can be our guide, it looks to be a promising decade for global investors.
But based on the large numbers of juniors to begin 2014 with no funding, experts say the level of drilling activity could be the lowest in years.
They can even affect the prices of certain commodities, study warns.
Unveiling the plans last week, Samsung said it would invest in seven areas of research into new materials.
$6 trillion worth of rare elements and mineral deposits in North Korea.
In this interview with The Mining Report, Steve Palmer describes how his fund uses "bottom-up analysis" to find profit opportunities in metals, energy, life sciences and tech stocks
Australian miners are cutting back on large capex projects and taking a sledgehammer to costs.
2013 will be an important year for the development of rare earth elements (REEs) in China and abroad.
"We are determined to create an American based platform for self reliance by way of the development of an HREE and CREE separation facility in the continental United States."
Rare earth miner's CEO sees "a semblance of stability" returning to the market after dreadful second quarter.
Parliament to sleep on proposed reforms.
Montreal-based mining junior slides 16% after releasing more details about its proposed $2.6 billion rare earth mine and plant.
CTFC is proposing revised rules limiting positions.
CEO Kevin Cassidy says his company is unearthing a 'national treasure' which will foster US independence.
"The most advanced large heavy rare earth development project in the world."
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