Rare Earth Mining News

Avalon announces start of winter drilling program on Separation Rapids Lithium project

At least seven holes totalling 1500 metres are planned at the Ontario-based project.

Caterpillar beats estimates again, delivers bullish outlook for 2018

The world's largest mining and construction equipment maker beat market expectations for fourth quarter earnings and said its sales growth momentum is expected to continue in 2018.

These are some of the top mining assets on the block

Big mining companies, restored to health following the 2015-16 price crash, are seeking to rationalize their portfolios and acquire assets in line with heightened focus on the best quality minerals and anticipated demand for battery materials.

Chile's Corfo, SQM strike deal in lithium dispute

The deal frees the miner to apply for increase in production quota amid demand boom and surging prices for lithium, which is used in EV batteries.

Tracking Europe's waste: 'There's gold in them landfills'

Some of Europe's richest deposits of valuable materials are in the trash, ranging from gold in smartphones to cobalt in electric car batteries.

Following detention, journalist publishes controversial story about Venezuela’s Mining Arc

Rampant violence and corruption are the norm in the mines of the southern Guayana region.

Cruz commences operations on BC cobalt prospect

“We are very pleased to start up operations in BC... [w]e plan to be operational on multiple projects throughout 2018," the president of Cruz stated.

How China is locking up critical resources in the US’s own backyard

China’s global resource grab, and the ramifications for the rest of the world, are on my radar screen. Are they on yours? If not, maybe they should be.

The raw materials that fuel the Green Revolution

A full green shift still requires plenty of natural resources- they're just not the traditional fossil fuels we're used to.

Mining profits are super-charged and BlackRock wants to get paid

“A lot of investors were really badly burned, ourselves included.”

Rio Tinto pulls offer for stake in world’s largest lithium miner

Decision doesn’t mean the miner has abandoned plans to capitalize on the electric-car boom, sources familiar with the matter say.

Bacanora seeks expansion of German lithium project with newly acquired exploration licence

The Falkenhain deposit, in the German state of Saxony, is located about 5 km from another Bacanora asset in Germany — the 50%-owned Zinnwald lithium project.

Canadian junior plunges ahead with three cobalt projects in B.C.

Vancouver-based Cruz Cobalt is ready to kick off an airborne work program at its three B.C.-based properties amid high prices for the commodity

$900M Australian rare earths mine given state approval

The mine could supply up to 10% of world demand for neodymium and praseodymium, used in the manufacture of magnets for wind turbines, and electric vehicles.

CHARTS: Big mining's surge in value shames tech giants

The mining cycle turned two years ago – gains for the sector's largest companies have far outpaced stocks like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook since.

Quest Rare Minerals files proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (Canada)

Among other things, the Proposal provides for the reorganization of Quest’s share capital, whereby all issued and outstanding Quest shares will be cancelled.

Cobalt price bulls' worst fears may just have been confirmed

Breakthrough discovery backed by the US government replaces cobalt with iron in lithium-ion batteries – enabling much cheaper, longer lasting batteries.

U.S. launches effort to reduce reliance on imports or critical minerals

The policy would aim to identify new domestic sources of critical minerals and increase domestic exploration, mining, recycling, etc.

Lithium rookie posts dizzying gain as promoter praises

The penny stock surged 250 percent in October when both the price of lithium and a benchmark of producers posted single-digit returns.

Trump signs order to boost U.S. production of critical minerals

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to reduce dependency of critical minerals used in everything from batteries to phones.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.

Rare earth metal exposes new properties of graphene

Ames Lab scientists are working towards mastering graphene's assembly in combination with other materials.

Namibia Rare Earths one step closer to getting mining license

A 2014 Preliminary Economic Assessment concluded that the Lofdal project has the potential to produce an average of 1,500 tonnes per annum of separated rare earth oxides.

NextView to acquire Lithium X Energy Corp.

Chinese investment firm NextView has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares and warrants of Canadian Lithium X.

US lab tests record-breaking magnet

The "32 T" is 3,000 times stronger than a small refrigerator magnet.