Rare Earth Mining News

Technology to redesign 77% of Australian mining jobs over next five years — report

An injection of A$5 billion to A$13 billion in workforce capability will be needed over the next decade.

Tin use in batteries may rise to 60,000 tonnes by 2030-industry group

The global tin market is expected to move into a surplus of 500 tonnes this year from a 7,500-tonne deficit in 2018.

Petro-Canada to build first coast-to-coast network of fast EV chargers

More than 50 EV stations will be located along the Trans-Canada highway from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

Cost parity by 'early 2020s' will be electric vehicle tipping point

Improving battery technologies will mean that even long-haul trucks could be economically electrified during the second half of the next decade.

Nickel rally fades, electric vehicle buzz doesn't

Was it another false dawn for the nickel market?

Livent swings to quarterly profit on rising lithium demand

The company, which produces lithium in Argentina, posted net income of $25.9 million, or 18 cents per share.

Minerals Council of Australia calls for tax, workplace law reform

According to the industry group, such reform would encourage additional investment in capital and technology.

Fourteen NGOs oppose LME plans to ban tainted cobalt

Is the LME trying to create a reputational green wash that allows it to say its members source responsibly because they tick some boxes?

Congo 2018 copper output up 12.9 percent to 1.2m tonnes -Chamber of Commerce

Output of cobalt rose 43.8 percent to 106,439 tonnes, while gold production increased by 22.6 percent to 28,539 kg.

Bolivia picks Chinese partner for $2.3B lithium project

This deal gives Beijing a second chance in Bolivia after Xinjiang TBEA beat six rivals to partner with Bolivia on Coipasa and Pastos Grandes.

Aussie mining exports broke records in 2018

Coal became the number one export earner in 2018.

Ford says carmakers may need to invest in cobalt mines soon

Carmakers may have to consider investing directly in cobalt mines in order to secure supply over the next three to five years, according to ord Motor Co. senior manager for energy storage strategy and research Ted Miller.

Lithium giant's landmark deal is big step to battery 'dream'

Chile's development agency Corfo doesn't know whether the county we’ll ever make vehicles, but it would like to at least see battery parts produced locally.

Situation critical for critical metals

Despite a clear growing demand for rare-earth metals, investors seem to still be wary about investing in rare-earth projects.

Aussie and Canadian miner join forces in rare earths project

Avalon and Cheetah want to work together at the Nechalacho project near Yellowknife.

Lithium and cobalt – what to look for in 2019

While lithium spot prices moved only one way in 2018, cobalt experienced more of a rollercoaster ride.

US govt study sees electric car sales stuck in slow lane

And that's all the way to 2050.

Fortune Minerals commits to hire locally at Canada’s first primary cobalt mine

Company has signed a socio-economic agreement with the government of the Northwest Territories.

Oversold lithium could be about to rally

“sleepwalking into a tsunami of oversupply”

Indonesia plans electric vehicle incentives for foreign car makers

Indonesian officials targeting 20% EV production by 2025.

Rethinking mining strategies among the top-10 global trends to shape 2019

Mining companies now need to determine how to operate in a market that is characterized by rising stakeholder demands, a widening talent gap, as well as dwindling access to key inputs such as energy and water, says Deloitte in its latest annual report.

Sherritt’s year end and 2019 guidance

Sherritt owns 50% of the Moa joint venture, and at Ambatovy it is the operator and holder of a 12% interest.

In the new lithium 'Great Game,' Germany edges out China in Bolivia

"This partnership secures lithium supplies for us and breaks the Chinese monopoly" - Wolfgang Tiefensee economy minister of the German state of Thuringia, an automotive manufacturing hub.

How the US lost the plot on rare earths

If Cold War Presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald Reagan knew that the nation’s national defense rested on technologies coming from its former and current adversaries, they would surely be turning in their graves.

China's lithium hydroxide exports to rise this year – Pilbara CEO

Chinese producers such as Ganfeng and General Lithium have new plants that have been commissioning since Q3'18 and are starting to hit their stride.