Rare Earth Mining News

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These courses can help you identify and evaluate the risks involved in mining investments before it’s too late.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Luxembourg becomes first European country to pass space mining law

The bill, approved by a vast majority, defines the conditions companies must fulfill to get a licence for launching a space mining mission.

Chile receives 12 bids for value-added lithium projects

Twelve companies from seven countries have applied to manufacture lithium-linked products in Chile, officials told journalists on Monday, in what they called a victory for the mining country's push to add value to its exports.

Private capital says no to mining

Study shows Q2 2017 new private capital for natural resources investment dropped to lowest since 2011 and not a single mining fund were able to raise money.

CHARTS: Lithium-rich countries risk missing the boat on electric batteries boom

The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.

Tesla to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Australia

The mega-project will be built in conjunction with French renewable energy firm Neoen and paired with Neoen's existing Hornsdale Wind Farm north of Adelaide.

Tesla's Musk says Model 3 on track, shares rise

Chief Executive Elon Musk said firm is on track to produce 20,000 per month by December.

Russia's Nornickel in talks to supply materials for BASF's battery plans

Russia's mining giant Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) said on Tuesday it was in talks with German chemicals firm BASF to supply raw materials needed in the process for making lithium-ion batteries in Europe in the future.

Australia backs lithium mine to spur battery push

Govt investing in lithium mine for first time

Time to invest in Africa?

Expansion opportunity comparisons for Africa have been likened to the growth stories of China or India at the infancy of their economic transformations

South Africa could play a key role in world rare earth supplies

Manufacturers of products ranging from batteries to electronic devices, and wind turbines to hybrid cars, are scouring the world to secure critical supplies of rare earths

Canada's Mkango to start mining rare earths in Malawi in 2020

The company, which has been present in the south-eastern African country for more than a decade, says that by 2021 will be producing 3,000 tonnes of rare earths per year.

Pele Mountain sells uranium project to focus on lithium

A plan by Pele Mountain Resources (TSXV:GEM) to mine uranium in northern Ontario while at the same time processing rare earths has fizzled.

Mountain Pass sells for $20.5 million

The new owner of the Mountain Pass rare earths mine in California is MP Mine Operations LLC - a Chinese-led consortium including rare earths miner Shenghe Resources.

Argentina passes mining act expected to create 125,000 new jobs

Agreement is part of plan to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Only producing U.S. rare earths mine goes on the block

The gavel is coming down on Mountain Pass tomorrow, as the only producing rare earths mine in the United States goes up for auction.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Rare earths and gold projects advancing in Australia

A recent report by Edison Investment Research has Alkane Resources back on track at its Tomingley Gold Operations after disruptive rains, and development is continuing at the multi-commodity Dubbo Project.

Super power: Are rechargeable batteries transforming the mining sector?

There are signs of resurgence in the mining industry, driven in large part by the boom in storage technology.

$16K in gold bullion up for grabs in new stock-picking contest from Stockpools & Kitco

Junior mining investor enthusiasts will be duelling it out for the big money when the next contest by Stockpools and Kitco is launched the first week of June.

Battery electric vehicles underground guideline published

Joint venture between GMSG and CMIC results in best practices guide for the mining industry.

China and India on aggressive electric vehicle push

China and India are rolling out plans to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), initiatives that have prompted the IEA to take notice and promise a review its long-term oil demand forecast.