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Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Frik Els | August 25, 2014
Report: Worst is surely over for explorers

Capital raising for exploration up more than 32%.

Canaccord's Luke Smith: Five Aussie companies with cash flows, low costs and MOUs

The Mining Report | August 26, 2014

Now more than ever, only select mining companies are attracting investors.

Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 24, 2014
Busy times ahead: global mining deals on their way up

Gold assets among favourites.

China should take cues from rare-earth ruling

Global Times | August 18, 2014

Time for all parties to reconsider industry policies.

New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

The proposed mine straddles the West Australian and Northern Territory border on the Browns Range Dome and is expected to produce 279,000 kg of dysprosium a year over its 10-year mine life.

Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals over patents

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Chinese rare earth alliance sues Hitachi Metals on patents

Hitachi holds over 600 neodymium iron boron magnet patents, but has authorized only eight Chinese companies to use them in a total of 149 patents.

China's rare earth industry will look very different in 5 months

Frik Els | August 8, 2014
China's rare earth industry will look very different in 6 months

WTO ruling an afterthought as Beijing approves sweeping changes to its rare earth industry and fast-tracks state stockpiling.

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China is taking lunar mining seriously

Frik Els | August 3, 2014
China is the only power taking lunar mining seriously

China' wants astronauts on the moon early 2020s. Filling one shuttle's cargo bay with helium-3 could bring the equivalent energy of 1bn barrels of oil back to earth.

Australia's Queensland resumes uranium mining

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 31, 2014
Australia's Queensland resuming uranium mining

Nuclear energy production and waste disposal remain under a ban.

Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 29, 2014
Global mining sector on the way up, but recovery still slow

The industry’s aggregate market capitalization improved for the sixth month in a row in June, reaching $1.75 trillion, the highest level since January 2013.

Aussie miners see more doom and gloom ahead

Frik Els | July 29, 2014
The BHP show obscures Australian mining's deeper problems

Survey shows 9 out of ten Australian mining execs see few positives over next 12 months.

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs

Tesla's gigafactory and recent M&A boosting lithium sector to new highs feat

Sector on verge of major breakout.

Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 25, 2014
Miners need to overhaul business model to boost productivity: study

Cost reduction measures in the mining industry could well have undermined the sector's productivity, which remains down, according to a new EY report.

UN opens up more deep sea areas for mining, issues seven new licences

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 23, 2014
UN opens up deep sea for mining, issues seven new licences

State-owned and private companies from the UK, Germany, India, Brazil, Singapore and Russia are among those to benefit from the seabed regulator’s decision.

Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

The Mining Report | July 16, 2014
Tom Hayes' trio of rare earth project contenders

With the race on to develop non-Chinese REE sources, he suggests three projects likely to end up on the podium.

Grupo Mexico considers mining for rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | July 15, 2014
Grupo Mexico considers mining for rare earths

The news come only weeks after the government announced it would begin funding explorations projects to locate deposits of the coveted elements.

INFOGRAPHIC: Tesla builds largest charging station network

MINING.com Editor | July 14, 2014
tesla infographic feat

Superchargers replenish half a charge in as little as 20 minutes.

Graphite, lithium and REEs vital to hot Tech: Moreno

The Mining Report | July 8, 2014
Essential to hot tech feat

Metals, minerals play critical roles in smartphones, electric vehicles.

Lynas heading for full rare earths ramp-up

Jeffrey Richmond | July 3, 2014
lynas heading for full rare earths ramp-up feat

Firm struggled to increase output due to problems at Malaysian plant.

Canada identifies top rare earth projects

Frik Els | June 29, 2014
Canada identifies top rare earth projects

Parliamentary report says half of globe's known rare earth reserves are in Canada and China's deposits could be worked out within three decades.

Aussie firm rejects claims of planning to mine for rare earth in Idaho

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 24, 2014
Aussie firm rejects claims of planning to mine for rare earth in Idaho

There is an estimated 104,300 metric tons of thorium and rare earth element-rich veins in the area where MMG Limited has been granted exploration rights.

Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 23, 2014
Emerging markets firms to lead global mining sector: PwC

Net profits from progressing economies-based miners reached $24 billion in 2013, compared to a net loss of $4 billion for developed market firms.

South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

Cecilia Jamasmie | June 19, 2014
South Africa divided over controversial mineral law reforms

The country's ’s new mineral resources law, which is awaiting the President’s signature, faces growing opposition as the mines minister, industry and opposition seek review.

Rare earth prices have turned

Frik Els | June 17, 2014
China's rare earth industry will look very different in 6 months

Don't underestimate Beijing's resolve to crack down on its dirty, low-tech industry and the effect it will have on supply and prices says two new reports.

Avalon Rare Metals closes US$4million registered direct offering

CNW Group | June 14, 2014

The company plans to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including funding ongoing operations and/or capital requirements, and discretionary capital programs.

Brent Cook: Exploration sector hasn't hit bottom yet

Cambridge Network | June 7, 2014
Brent Cook

Brent Cook from Exploration Insights chats with Cambridge House Live anchor Vanessa Collette about the state of the junior mining sector.

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