Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.
Resource scarcity and human rights issues surrounding metals extraction, coupled with unrelenting global demand mean the industry is facing some tough realities.
As our prior series of articles endeavoured to convey, the rare earth space is complicated with many facets that need to be evaluated to properly assess the quality of a development project (mineralogy/metallurgy, grade/tonnage, rare earth element (REE) distribution, economics, infrastructure, jurisdiction, etc.).
World's dominant supplier of rare earth elements reveals a huge portion of supply used in magnets is illegally mined; much larger than initially anticipated
As RB Energy Inc. flamed out and fell into creditor protection during the past couple of weeks, investors were shell-shocked.
It was reported that Baogang Group expressed strong interest in getting a controlling stake in Gansu Rare Earth Group.
The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."
2015 could see a battery surge as lithium hydroxide faces a shortage on strong global demand, says Benchmark
The injunction was sought by Stans Energy.
It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.
In the next three years, the Urals will launch production using new technology to extract rare earth metals from uranium ore.
This is the first asset Aaron Regent's private equity firm acquires, after failing to buy Glencore’s Las Bambas copper project in Peru.
New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the discovery of one of two ships that comprised Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in 1845, which has revived interest in the metals wealth of the Arctic and its ownership.
Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.
Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?
Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.
Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.
Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.
New study shows soaring demand for lithium in electric cars and estimates of supply growth don't come close. The opposite is true for rare earths.
First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.
Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.
Many technologies have been tested in the field or been fully installed, but their real-world applications have created constant questions around a number of fixed themes: the three-points concern cost, technology, and potential environmental impact, as well as the need for specific regulation and end-of-life management.
Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.
The last 3 years have seen a meltdown in the TSX-V share values that brought it right back to where it started almost 10 years ago.
Climbing Capital Mountain.
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