Rare Earth Mining News

Synergy Resource Capital identifies lithium project in Argentina for Millennial Lithium

Synergy Resource Capital is pleased to announce that it has successfully identified a lithium project in Argentina for Millennial Lithium, a publicly listed company trading in the TSX Venture Exchange.

INFOGRAPHIC: Our energy problem – the battery in context

We examine what batteries can and cannot do, and the energy problem that humans hope that batteries can help solve.

Mineral sands on the move

Australia’s largest mineral-sands producer, Iluka Resources, is seeing a turnaround in prices for its products.

Why lithium will see another price spike this fall

Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth.

Largo makes historic vanadium flow battery partnership

The MOU summarizes the principal terms upon which Largo and Vionx will continue discussions that may lead to the supply by Largo of vanadium electrolyte to Vionx to further the research and development of advanced VRBs utilizing VNX Grid Energy Storage Systems.

Samsung rumoured to invest half-a-billion in Chinese electric car company

Samsung Electronics (KRX:005930) is looking to take the plunge into electric vehicle (EV) technology with a sizable investment into BYD Co., (HKG:1211) the world's largest electric car manufacturer.

Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s lithium project

Lithium prices have soared in the past year, and demand is set to outstrip supply by 2023.

Gold price rally helps producers climb world’s top 25 mining companies list

Study shows there are more bullion miners among higher market capital ranking of mining companies in second quarter of 2016 than a year a go.

Nemaska Lithium completes $69 million financing and commences trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange

The Corporation intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for engineering fees in relation to the Whabouchi Mine and concentrator and the Shawinigan hydromet plant, down-payments for long lead items, drilling and for general working capital purposes.

Solar panel recycler leads Australia in emerging industry

Adelaide-based Reclaim PV has teamed up with major solar panel manufacturers who distribute in Australia and is refining its processes as well as lobbying for panels to be included in recycling regulations.

June rainfall eases processing problems in China graphite hub

Pressures on the processing capacities of flake graphite producers in Shandong province – the second largest producing region in China – have been eased by rainfall which has improved access to water.

Eden and Deakin University finalise agreement for ARC-funded research project into use of EdenCrete™ in ultra-high strength concrete to reduce or eliminate steel reinforcing

The ARC grant, funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, will provide a total of A$300,000 over the three year life of the research project.

Move over oil – lithium is the future of transportation

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden.

INFOGRAPHIC: The evolution of battery technology

Battery technology already makes electric cars possible, as well as helping us to store emergency power, fly satellites, and use portable electronic devices.

The world's 50 most valuable mining companies

Combined these mining and metal giants are worth $700 billion with operations in every corner of the world.

Matamec provides an update to the Kipawa rare earths joint venture project

The joint venture plans to invest the remaining $2,030,000 CAD over the next year in pursuit of its 2015-2017 objectives.

Harvard scientists find clean, new way of mining rare earths

It is estimated that processing one ton of rare earths these days can generate about 2,000 tons of toxic waste.

Rare earths prices rise as China builds reserves, tackles illegal mining

The global rare earth market is expected to grow from the $1.4 billion it was worth back in 2010 to $4.1 billion by 2017.

Electric vehicles have the potential to be a significant disruptive force for commodities markets

Tesla Model 3 promises to move electric cars from niche to mainstream, spurring larger electric car adoption in transport, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research.

China's exhausting its gold reserves at 5 times the global rate

New report shows China extracted nearly one fifth of its gold reserves last year – the global gold production to reserve ratio is only 3.8%.

These are the world's 40 biggest mining companies

A lithium miner joins top ranks of listed mining firms for the first time as the price of the battery ingredient skyrockets.

An evaluation of the lithium mining environment in South America

The extent to which the lithium market will grow is contested, but market trends indicate that lithium will be an increasingly profitable sector within mining in the next five years.

Luxembourg invests heavily in space mining

First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.

Australia recovers lost ground, named world’s top mining investment destination

Canada slipped in the Fraser Institute’s global ranking, while Chile remains the most attractive jurisdiction in Latin America.

Study of private investors shows how risky mining can be

For private capital mining and metals is the riskiest natural resources sector – but only energy beats the returns.