Rare Earth Mining News

Boom in private debt financing for mining

Australia's Taurus raised $683m to invest in mining company debt last year, while two funds currently in the market are targeting investor capital of $800m.

Blackrock backs Bacanora Minerals with $11 million investment

The move by the world's largest asset manager shows increasing interest in the lithium market.

Bokan mine development slowed as rare earth prices dip

Development of the Bokan Mountain rare earth mine is on hold as the company leading the project focuses on a new processing technology and waits for rare earth metal prices to rebound.

One in five rare earth companies want out

A new survey of the rare earth industry outside China shows many producers and processors are responding to weak prices by exiting the market.

Rare earth industry veteran named to MSV board

Mineração Serra Verde (MSV), an advanced development stage rare earth project in central Brazil, announced today the appointment of rare earth industry veteran Eric Noyrez to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Miners going broke – worst still to come

New report says mining and metals companies set to default on debt at more than three times the historical rate going back to 1983.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

Along South Africa's east coast, locals take on mining industry

A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community.

This chart shows actual China GDP growth highest since 2014

Few trust official Chinese growth numbers, but new research shows activity across a wide section of the economy accelerated sharply in the first quarter.

Potential lithium brines investigated in Australia

As society becomes more dependent on technology, metals like lithium are in high demand.

Nova Scotia's proposed overhaul of mining rules met with criticism, demands

While the province says the proposed ruling will cut red tape, environmental groups claim it doesn't do enough to prevent mining on privately protected lands.

LiTHIUM X is not alone—profiling this marketplace darling and others in the sweet spot

After several years of bear markets for miners, many mining equities have lept upward in the last few months.

CAT chairman pours cold water on mining rally

"It is not clear at this time that the current prices are either sustainable or sufficient".

Chart: The march of the zombie miners continues

It was just over a year ago that Tony Simon, President of Seguro Consulting, brought to our attention the initial problem of the zombie miners (definition referred to mining exploration companies that had negative working capital and therefore did not meet the Continuous Listing Requirements (CLR) for the TSX and TSX-V stock exchanges).

Miners spending again: $50 billion capex in five months

Confidence returns to mining sector as announced capital outlays surge to $108 billion – greenfield project spending up three-fold in first quarter.

Rare earth price bulls are back

Shares in world's top miner of high-tech raw materials surge on speculation Beijing is stepping in to support rare earth prices.

Slow growth, production cuts, divestment expected for Europe mining sector

Analysts outline five key themes resources companies in Europe will have to deal with in the next few months.

Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say

Afghanistan has reserves of coal, copper, iron ore, zinc, mercury, rare earths, gems such as rubies and emeralds, gold and silver worth about $3 trillion.

Gren Thomas: Mining legend talks rare earths, diamonds, and gold

Gren shares the story of his part of the discovery of diamonds in Canada which has led to a billion dollar business.

Tesla's plans fire up lithium shares

It’s Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk’s stated ambition to produce 500,000 electric cars by the end of this decade.

Canada unveils final anti-corruption law for the extractive sector

Estimated to cover the nearly 2,000 natural resource companies whose businesses are registered in Canada or trade on Toronto’s stock exchange.

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

INFOGRAPHIC: Receding Arctic ice unlocking fathomless mineral resources

If you don’t mind frost and cost.

Mining's Q1: The best it's gonna get?

Iron ore rally looks robust, but uranium approaches ten year lows.

Slowing China tops global executive fears for the first time

March survey by McKinsey sees China trumping geopolitical instability, leadership change, terrorism, refugees and euro break-up as risks to global economy.