Rare Earth Mining News

Tesla lithium supplier Kidman settles ownership row over Australian mine

The settlement unlocks payments by SQM that had been on ice during the dispute, and paves the way for development to get back on track

Importance of rare earth metals mining makes it into COP24

Experts agree that resources are the missing link in the climate debate.

Delrey expands portfolio with BC vanadium properties

The Star and Porcher vanadium properties cover a combined 67.4 sq. km in northwest B.C., near the small logging community of Oona River on Porcher Island.

Losing licence to operate new and biggest threat to miners — EY

Mining companies across the globe now consider the risk of losing their licence to operate as the biggest risk to their businesses in the next two years

Mason updates economics in Lac Gueret FS

At 17.9% graphitic carbon, the Lac Gueret deposit is likely one of the highest grade graphite deposits in the world.

Vanadium's electric future hobbled by its industrial past

Supply scarcity and the resulting price volatility are the two biggest hurdles to vanadium's potential bright electric future.

Lynas mulls legal action as Malaysia conditions licence renewal

The Australian rare earths miner said it was disappointed with Malaysia's decision to impose new conditions on its licence to operate in the country, adding it was considering all options, including legal action.

E3 Metals technology improves concentration and recovery

E3 says its extraction process is better than existing methods.

VW says last generation of combustion engines to be launched in 2026

The German carmaker is now committed to radical steps to stop global warming.

Serbia's mining sector could contribute 5% of national output by 2023- minister

Rio Tinto and China's Zijin Mining are potentially the biggest investors.

Malaysia tells Lynas to remove radioactive waste for licence renewal

It needs to be removed by September 2, 2019, when Lynas' temporary storage licence expires.

Cobalt's star fades for Glencore traders as customers renege

From riding high on cobalt’s boom, Glencore Plc traders are feeling the heat as falling prices and reneged contracts put a dent in profit.

Congo triples levy on cobalt with strategic-minerals decree

Congo is Africa's top copper producer and mines more than 60 percent of the world's cobalt

Congo state miner in production-sharing deal with Chinese firm

Production sharing agreements align the interests of the two partners because the risk now weighs more on the investor than on Gecamines.

Big lithium riches lure first-time miner to Bolivia's salt flat

ACI Systems Alemania employs just 20 people and was created solely to focus on building a lithium mine in Bolivia.

Moody’s sees weak lithium prices in 2020 due to projects frenzy

Spot prices would be pushed down despite rapid demand growth from batteries for electric vehicles (EV) makers, the experts say.

Construction on $4B Indonesia EV battery project begins Jan 2019 – Minister

Looking at its resources, Indonesia will become the main player in lithium batteries.

Lynas Corp's Malaysia plant shut down until 2019

The shutdown of the controversial plant could see the Australian rare earths producer take a A$16 million hit.

Lonmin turns first profit in four years ahead of Sibanye takeover

Lonmin also said on Thursday it expects Sibanye's deal to close early next year, but cautioned that some uncertainty still exists over its completion.

B.C. moves to phase out gas-fired vehicles

By 2030, 30% of all vehicles sold in B.C. will have to be EV or hybrid, and 100% by 2040.

'Passionate' electric car owners to drive growth, Shell says

Social desirability is important enough for consumers to ignore that battery-powered technology is currently more expensive than internal combustion engines.

BHP unveils world-class copper find near Olympic Dam in South Australia

It is already being called by some experts “the thickest high-grade copper intersection seen in years.”

GM unplugs the Volt, but EVs aren’t dead: Liam Denning

Farewell Chevy Volt, we hardly knew ye.

Appia drills high grade TREO at Alces Lake

The property, east of Uranium City, returned 10.02% TREO by weight over 3.55 metres.

Innord to separate rare earths from hybrid and electric vehicle recycling pilot study

Participating in this study opens the door for a potential new supply source through recycling electric motors from the transportation industry in the future.