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China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 20, 2014
China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.

The rare earth mine-to-market strategy and the underlying motives

Rockstone Resources | October 22, 2014

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.).

Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

China admits 40% of magnetic rare earths supply is illegal

China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

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

RB Energy meltdown highlights tough times for lithium, rare earth firms

Financial Post | October 20, 2014

As RB Energy Inc. flamed out and fell into creditor protection during the past couple of weeks, investors were shell-shocked.

Jinchuan Group to Restructure Gansu Rare Earth Group

China.com | October 20, 2014

It was reported that Baogang Group expressed strong interest in getting a controlling stake in Gansu Rare Earth Group.

Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Mick Davis has now almost $5 billion to build new mining empire

The former Xstrata boss' new venture, X2 Resources, is "currently reviewing a number of opportunities in the metals and mining sector."

Simon Moores - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Batteries leave lithium hydroxide facing tight supply

lithium ion battery

2015 could see a battery surge as lithium hydroxide faces a shortage on strong global demand, says Benchmark

Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 14, 2014
Court orders Centerra to halt trade of shares owned by Kyrgyz gov't

The injunction was sought by Stans Energy.

Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.

Russia is making a comeback on the global rare earth metals market

In the next three years, the Urals will launch production using new technology to extract rare earth metals from uranium ore.

Former Barrick chief buys Iamgold mine

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 3, 2014
Former Barrick chief buys Iamgold mine

This is the first asset Aaron Regent's private equity firm acquires, after failing to buy Glencore’s Las Bambas copper project in Peru.

Miners to rely heavily on automation, digitization and green processes

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Miners to rely heavily on automation digitization and green processes-report

New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.

Uncovering Canada's frozen assets

SNL Metals & Mining | September 24, 2014
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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.

Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 24, 2014
Low metal prices put chill on global mineral exploration

Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.

Looking for lithium mega-deals with Thibaut Lepouttre

The Energy Report | September 18, 2014
Mining Truck

Where will Tesla Motors get the tons of lithium it will need to make advanced batteries at its Nevada gigafactory?

Eric Coffin: can investors still find tenbaggers?

The Gold Report | September 17, 2014
Gold stocks

Coffin believes that in the short term a price of $1,200/oz is possible, though there is room now for an oversold bounce.

Frik Els

$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Frik Els | September 14, 2014
$8bn mining private equity needs to be spent. And soon

Countercyclical investors sitting on $8 billion unspent funds have been waiting for clear signs of a market bottom. The wait may well be over.

These are the top risks miners face

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
These are the top risks miners face these days

Productivity, followed by capital decisions and obtaining a social license to operate, are among the top risks global mining and metals companies face.

CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

Frik Els | September 10, 2014
CHARTS: Giant gap between future lithium supply, demand

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

Oilprice.com

Why the debate over energy storage utterly misses the point

Oilprice.com | September 3, 2014

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.

Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 3, 2014
Rare earth, other mining projects pile up in northern Europe

Vast stretches of northern Europe’s wilderness will soon host more mining companies going ahead with several projects in the area.

Will Canadian regulators be able to avoid the final fatal crash of the TSX Venture Exchange?

Dr. Volkmar Hable | September 2, 2014

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.

Michael Allan McCrae

Why companies can't get financing for profitable projects

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
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Climbing Capital Mountain.

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.

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