Rare Earth Mining News

Why British Columbia is missing the low-carbon economy bonanza

The world is having a global energy transition party for miners – B.C. isn’t invited

Potential Berkshire US lithium project faces uphill road

Berkshire's geothermal business operates in California's Salton Sea using lithium-rich brine.

Sandvik acquires supplier of Battery Electric Vehicle solutions

Artisan will be a Business Unit in the Load and Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Mercedes-Benz will produce electric batteries in Poland – PM

The new investment would create 300 jobs and that investments would total over 200 million euros.

Jervois Mining offers C$16.6m in shares for Uganda cobalt projects

Jervois, which has applied for a prospecting licence in Tanzania, says the deal would complement its efforts to establish a presence in east Africa.

Groundbreaking! America’s new quest for mineral independence

What happens when a geologist and an author whose chief interest is California’s Silicon Valley get together to take a look at the United States’ dependence on foreign supplies of critical minerals?

American Lithium adds vanadium asset to Nevada’s projects mix

Canadian junior has agreed to buy Alaska Nevada Mining’s 100% interest in the Extinction Ridge vanadium project in Nevada, USA.

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Chinese maker of $20,000 electric cars set to crack US market

Kandi Technologies Group Inc. may become the first to crack the lucrative retail market.

LME to launch seven new contracts on March 11, lithium due in Q4

“We believe that these new cash-settled contracts... will help lower barriers to market entry"

Cornish secures further funding to build lithium mine in UK

The funds will enable the company to expand activities in south-west England and to drill exploratory boreholes to extract samples of lithium-bearing brines.

Pimco favors 'unloved' platinum that's looking cheap to gold

Platinum could be the dark horse among precious metals, according to a money manager at Pacific Investment Management Co.

Rare earths deja vu: Chinese crackdown = higher prices

Last week it was reported that the Chinese government published new guidelines designed to eliminate illegal mining and encourage more high-end processing.

The palladium play – part 1

Palladium is close to becoming the most “precious” of precious metals

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Millennial nears feasibility at Pastos Grandes in Argentina

Millennial expects to submit its environmental impact assessment to the Argentinian government during 2019’s first quarter.

Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

The 18-month remediation plan includes a new online system to monitor SQM's extraction rates of both brine and fresh water from beneath the salt flat.

Congolese mining company leaves ITSCI certification scheme over cost

Societe Miniere de Bisunzu (SMB), has given 30 days notice to end its contract with ITSCI, a responsible supply chain initiative, citing the scheme's rising costs.

Chilean lithium exports continue rise, to $949m in 2018 – central bank

Global demand for lithium is expected to quadruple by 2025.

Canada's Cobalt 27 goes after lithium with royalty acquisition

Cobalt 27 will put in about $9 million into a share of production at Mineral Resources and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium's Mount Marion lithium project in Western Australia.

China to step up crackdown on rare earth sector: ministry

China launched the crackdown on the rare earth sector in 2009, with authorities claiming that illegal activities drove down global prices and made it impossible to cover the huge environmental costs of production.

China slowdown a big threat to industrial metals in 2019 — analyst

With metals ringing off the new year on a weak note, both price- and demand-wise, BMO Metals says the main questions for 2019 revolve around China and whether its government is doing enough to slow the country's economic contraction.

Defense Metals now controls Wicheeda Lake rare earth deposit

We probably have more rare earth deposits in Canada, or controlled by Canadian-listed juniors, than anywhere in the world.

Blackwater founder launches fund to invest in electric car battery metals

The founder of the US private security company aims to raise as much as $500 million to invest in deposits of metals such as cobalt, lithium and copper.