The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.
The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.
Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.
Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.
December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
Japanese scientists have developed a process that uses salmon sperm to mine and reprocess rare earth elements (REEs).
The removal of the export quotas follows a year of regulatory changes in the rare earth industry, such as the formation of the Bataou Rare Earths Products Exchange in March 2014 and the consolidation of smaller producers, including illegal mining operations into two state-owned regional monopolies.
This is Aaron Regent’s first acquisition since founding Toronto-based Magris Resources.
A mineral exploration company faced an unusual situation recently, when Ontario mining officials enforced foreign orders against mining claims for which the company had recorded its interest.
Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.
Beijing accepts defeat in WTO case and lifts export quota, but will now focus on rare earth export licences and taxes.
During a time where the pain of downward pricing has spilled from minerals into the energy sector, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments.
The long-awaited policy change comes after the World Trade Organization determined last year that the nation’s quota system violated trade rules.
The discovery — located approximately 95 km northwest of Cusco— contains both light rare earth elements (LREEs) and heavy rare earth elements and metals (HREEs).
Export taxes to remain at 15% – 25% until at least March 2015.
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Some of the most popular experts featured during the year and some thoughts you might want to consider as you prepare for 2015.
The Technical Report and updated Resource Estimate published clearly shows the significant developments taken in the past 18 months of the Tantalus Rare Earths AG (ISIN DE000A1MMFF4) project in Madagascar.
Owner of Bayan Obo mine Baotou Steel acquires five rare earth refiners with 73,500 tonnes capacity forming industry dominant China North Rare Earth Group.
In response to recent requests for an update on the rare-earth minerals project, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) will once again seek to clarify the issues and concerns raised
Narrow victory keeps business-orientated government in power
China’s Galaxy Magnets said in a record for its investor relations activities that it expects a rise in rare earth prices, DZH News reported.
More than 36% of the jobs in mining and logging stay open for longer than three months.
While China is struggling with its gross domestic product (GDP) growth metrics, the country’s main stock market—the Shanghai Composite Index (SCI)—is easily outperforming the S&P 500 and NASDAQ.
China’s Galaxy Magnets said in a record for its investor relations activities that it expects a rise in rare earth prices.
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