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American junior finds antimony on old gold concession

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
American junior finds rare earth deposit on old gold concessions

New World Gold Corp. executives say that since the discovery several companies, including a Chinese group, have approached them with offers.

Gareth Hatch: New REE export rules inside China level the international playing field

The Mining Report | March 4, 2015
China's stake in rare earths market shrinking

The era of rare earth elements export quotas and tariffs in China will soon be over and that could ultimately mean a new era of higher prices for REEs inside China, says Gareth Hatch, founding principal of Technology Metals Research and president of Innovation Metals Corp.

New process recycles valuable rare earth metals from old electronics

PhysOrg.com | March 2, 2015

Scientists at the Critical Materials Institute have developed a two-step recovery process that makes recycling rare-earth metals easier and more cost-effective.

Poor market conditions put major chill on global exploration

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 2, 2015
Poor market conditions put chill on global exploration

Global exploration spending dropped 26% in last year, compared with 2013, as several juniors threw in the towel and producing miners slammed the brakes on capital and exploration expenditure.

South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Frik Els | February 24, 2015
South Africa drops out of top 10 in Africa for mining investment

Namibia and Botswana top the latest mining investment attractiveness index for the continent and move into top 25 worldwide.

Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

Cecilia Jamasmie | February 24, 2015
Canada’s Saskatchewan second only to Finland as world’s top mining destination

The potash and oil-rich province was placed at the top of the Fraser Institute's annual rank of mining companies.

Video: John Kaiser proposes a new system for financing junior miners

CEO.CA | February 20, 2015
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Kaiser believes the easiest way to bolster the sector, which exists to provide capital to find and develop new mines, is to abolish Accredited Investor Exemption rules that currently restrict non-rich people from giving money directly to the treasuries of these companies.

Australian rare earth project making headway

MINING.com Editor | February 18, 2015
ighlighted Satellite Image Of New South Wales

A rare earth project in New South Wales, Australia moved a step closer to mining after receiving approval from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

"We haven’t seen capitulation in natural resources yet"

Sprott's Thoughts | February 13, 2015

During a period of polarizing precious metals and industrial commodity pricing, Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott U.S. Holdings was kind enough to share a few comments—opining on global counterparty risk, resource capital markets, capitulation, and more.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Project generators: exploration risk for less cost

Visual Capitalist | February 12, 2015
Drill rig on minesite in Western Australia

In a bear market for junior miners, exploration capital can be hard to come by.

Just when you thought rare earth prices couldn't fall any further

Frik Els | February 10, 2015
Just when you thought rare earth prices couldn't fall any further

Customs data show export volumes from China, producer of more than 80% of the world's rare earths, are soaring even as average prices fall by 48%.

Hedge against short-term cycles with lithium: Daniela Desormeaux

The Mining Report | February 10, 2015
Takeshi Uchiyamada, Toyota's research chief, shows the company's upcoming all-electric city car.

In this interview with The Mining Report, Desormeaux notes that lithium is less dependent on short-term economic cycles than commodities like oil and copper, and says demand for lithium will grow faster than the global economy.

China just crossed a landmark threshold

Barrick boosts ties with China, names Woo Lee as regional leader

Many are already likening the new Silk Road undertaking to the Marshall Plan

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How junior mining companies hit the reset button

Visual Capitalist | February 6, 2015
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If a junior mining company is in a dire enough situation, they may hit the “reset” button and rollback their stock.

Molycorp rallies 44%

Frik Els | February 3, 2015
Bargain hunters drive Molycorp shares 11% higher

Production nearly doubles quarter on quarter.

Here is how metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 29, 2015
Here is why metal-eating bacteria may make asteroid mining profitable

The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.

Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

Frik Els | January 29, 2015
Mining M&A: Private equity can't run away fast enough

The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.

World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Frik Els | January 23, 2015
World Bank: Commodities falling like it's 1985

Organization predicts a rare occurrence in 2015: a decline in all nine commodity indices with industrial metals falling another 5%; precious metals down 3%.

Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 22, 2015
Peruvian rare earth discovery richer than initially thought

Geology consultants leading the project found the rare earth claim has the highest range of rare earth metals in Peru.

Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
Global mining sector ended 2014 on a disappointing note: report

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.

China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 21, 2015
China’s alleged intentions to mine Antarctica spark global debate

New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.

Fish sperm a ‘key ingredient’ to recycling rare earth elements

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 19, 2015
Fish sperm a ‘key ingredient’ to recycling rare earth elements

Japanese scientists have developed a process that uses salmon sperm to mine and reprocess rare earth elements (REEs).

Foreign producers struggle as China scraps rare earth import quotas

Asian News | January 19, 2015

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.

Former Barrick Gold chief the new owner of Iamgold’s Niobec mine in Quebec

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 16, 2015
Former Barrick Gold chief the new owner of Iamgold’s Niobec mine in Quebec

This is Aaron Regent’s first acquisition since founding Toronto-based Magris Resources.

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Defending mineral tenure in Canada against foreign court orders

Norton Rose Fulbright | January 15, 2015
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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.

These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Cecilia Jamasmie | January 15, 2015
These are the top 10 global mining trends for 2015

Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.

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