Rare Earth Mining News

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

Will permanent magnets save the rare earth industry?

The permanent magnet and catalyst sectors will continue to provide the largest markets for rare earths in the next ten years to 2026.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

The lithium boom has a new player in Argentina

Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold discusses a company that has hit the ground running in Argentina's lithium triangle.

Lithium and the new energy revolution

Lithium is enjoying a growth story unlike any other commodity these days, driven by the global emergence of the electric vehicle market, expanding demand for high‑capacity energy storage and the ubiquitous presence of ever‑lighter, more powerful, consumer handheld devices.

BHP Billiton jumps on the electric car bandwagon

The world’s largest miner sees electric vehicles boosting copper demand.

Equity markets all but closed for mining IPOs

Miners have to look at debt, private investors and alternative financing like pre-pays for growth capital according to new report.

China’s lithium-ion battery market: drivers behind it and its sustainability

The China Lithium-Ion Battery market has seen a massive surge in growth over the last years, with a CAGR in excess of 50% since GCiS’ previous research conducted in 2011.

The critical ingredients needed to fuel the battery boom

The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Launched three years ago with a $5.6bn war chest, the fund once hailed as leader of a new wave of mining investment changes course.

Veolia’s HPD crystallization technology chosen for new lithium processing plant in China

Veolia Water Technologies is providing HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization equipment vital to the operations of General Lithium Ltd’s new lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium carbonate plant in Jiangxi Province, China.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on the back of silver, zinc prices

The country's sector, dominated by precious metals and zinc, will be well-positioned for the expected price outperformance of these commodities, shows new report.

Tesla, Apple and Uber push lithium prices even higher

After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: It's the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

New Mexican lithium discovery for Australian-Canadian partners

The assays result ranged from 347ppm to 1000ppm Li, the highest values received to date from the project.

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

Bacanora completes drilling at its lithium project in Mexico

The company's stock has fared better than many competitors in the last two years, boosted by the resilience of the lithium price, which has tripled since 2000 regardless of the commodity cycle.

The only lithium deal backed by gold

Lithium companies continue to lead the stock market. While the TSX Composite gained about 13% year-to-date and S&P 500 scored a mere 6.4%, lithium companies grew by a stunning 24%.

US remains almost entirely dependent on China rare earths

US imports 91% of its rare earth needs from China as low price environment bankrupts producers and stalls projects elsewhere.

41 interesting facts about Tesla Motors

Regardless of where a person stands on Tesla and Elon, the story remains downright fascinating for many reasons.

China to reach target in cutting coal overcapacity by year-end

The world’s biggest coal producer expects to reach targets for cutting unneeded capacity by the end of 2016, which is earlier than planned.

Precious metals, nickel, zinc likely to outperform over next 2 years — analysts

The commodity research teams at Macquarie and Barclays, however, are not as optimistic when it comes to potash, aluminum and steel.