Rare Earth Mining News

Lithium ion battery exports reach new peak in H1

Japan and South Korea have both recorded record high levels of lithium-ion battery exports in H1 2016, as auto companies ramp up battery consumption to power new all-electric offerings.

Striking Bolivian miners lift roadblock after killing country’s deputy minister

Rodolfo Illanes (56) was kidnapped Thursday, tortured and beaten to death according to officials.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes

Study shows commodities have been the best performing asset class during Fed rating hike cycles since 1983 with average returns for industrial metals 44%

Could a lithium shortage de-rail the electric car boom?

Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to the bank.

Bolivia sets high hopes on its lithium industry

The country began shipping lithium to China this week, in what is considered the first step towards fulfilling its ambitions to becoming the world’s No. 1 exporter of the commodity.

CHART: China must import more ore

China's domestic iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead and bauxite mining output is slowing dramatically.

Four China charts to turn you into a mining bull

And one that's ultra-bearish.

Eguana skunks Tesla

Bob Moriarty discusses a tiny Canadian technology company based in Calgary with an award winning battery/power converter that is more powerful, more portable and easier to install than the Tesla equivalent.

Lithium-ion battery stock picking challenge launched

The challenge runs from September 5th to December 2nd.

CHARTS: Maybe India can ignite new commodity supercycle

Rapid, large-scale urbanization will see India's top three cities rival the combined economies of Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.

INFOGRAPHIC: All US energy consumption in one giant diagram

This particular one shows the total estimated energy consumption in the United States in 2015, and how energy flowed from source to the final destination.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

Here is why these mining and metals companies left the TSX

Experts blame increased number of mergers and acquisitions, but there’s more to it, study shows.

Wealth Minerals signs option agreement for copper deposits in Western Canada

The deal covers the Jesse Creek porphyry copper property, located north of Merritt, BC and is subject to a 2% net smelter return royalty reserved by the property owners.

China's stranglehold on REEs offers opportunities

Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report, makes the argument for investment in rare earth and specialty metals, and explains why one company is a particularly smart bet for investors.

China’s war on coal keeps fuelling prices recovery — up 30% since April

Beijing’s decision to ease production has sent coal prices soaring this summer.

Gold price rally sparks $50 billion of commodity investments

New report shows commodity assets under management jumping to $235 billion, the best performance since 2009, largely due to physical gold ETF inflows.

Lithium could be the new gasoline as Tesla stokes demand

It's being called 'Silver Petroleum' and car manufacturers are scrambling to get hold of it.

Infographic: Tesla's gigafactory opens this week: What we know in 9 epic slides

The massive new structure will be the world's biggest building by footprint, and it could possibly be a game-changer for the auto, energy, and battery industries.

Seven rare earths that run our world

Rare earth metals are often used in alloys to form powerful magnets needed for modern technology, or form useful compounds for other essential roles.

Tesla to open its Gigafactory years ahead of schedule

The company now has 1,000 construction workers on two shifts, seven days a week to ready for the launch of its Model 3 early next year.

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.