Rare Earth Mining News

Explorex Resources scraps plans to buy battery metals project in Finland

The Canadian miner won't be buying the Hautalampi cobalt, nickel, copper project in eastern Finland at this time due to financing issues.

Flagship Volkswagen plant transforms for EV era

German carmaker will invest 870 million euros ($985 million) by 2020 to develop e-vehicle components, including batteries and charging stations.

SQM just made it very difficult for Tianqi to access company secrets

The lithium miner, the world’s second largest producer of the white metal, has approved additional measures to protect corporate data considered confidential from China'a Tianqi, which recently bought almost a quarter of the Chilean company.

First Cobalt advances Iron Creek

First Cobalt Corp addresses permitting and environmental baseline studies at its Iron Creek cobalt project.

Toyota, Panasonic setting up EV battery JV amid rising China competition: source

The joint venture, to be owned 51 percent by Toyota and the rest by Panasonic, could also provide batteries to Toyota’s EV technology partners Mazda Corp (7261.T) and Subaru Corp (7270.T).

Germany to fund research facility for EV battery technology

The German car industry shouldn’t depend on Asian suppliers.

World’s top maker of battery cells for EVs to open German plant in 2021

China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) plans to produce 60 gigawatt hours by the fifth year of its German plant operations.

Why British Columbia is missing the low-carbon economy bonanza

The world is having a global energy transition party for miners – B.C. isn’t invited

Potential Berkshire US lithium project faces uphill road

Berkshire's geothermal business operates in California's Salton Sea using lithium-rich brine.

Sandvik acquires supplier of Battery Electric Vehicle solutions

Artisan will be a Business Unit in the Load and Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Mercedes-Benz will produce electric batteries in Poland – PM

The new investment would create 300 jobs and that investments would total over 200 million euros.

Jervois Mining offers C$16.6m in shares for Uganda cobalt projects

Jervois, which has applied for a prospecting licence in Tanzania, says the deal would complement its efforts to establish a presence in east Africa.

Groundbreaking! America’s new quest for mineral independence

What happens when a geologist and an author whose chief interest is California’s Silicon Valley get together to take a look at the United States’ dependence on foreign supplies of critical minerals?

American Lithium adds vanadium asset to Nevada’s projects mix

Canadian junior has agreed to buy Alaska Nevada Mining’s 100% interest in the Extinction Ridge vanadium project in Nevada, USA.

Record $93B private capital flows into natural resources

But only sliver of funds raised destined for mining and metals

China’s slowdown is miners' single biggest fear this year — report

Based on answers from 51 senior executives, lawyers White & Case say that trade tensions are the second largest challenge for the mining industry in 2019 and reveal what the underlying full-picture looks like.

Chinese maker of $20,000 electric cars set to crack US market

Kandi Technologies Group Inc. may become the first to crack the lucrative retail market.

LME to launch seven new contracts on March 11, lithium due in Q4

“We believe that these new cash-settled contracts... will help lower barriers to market entry"

Cornish secures further funding to build lithium mine in UK

The funds will enable the company to expand activities in south-west England and to drill exploratory boreholes to extract samples of lithium-bearing brines.

Pimco favors 'unloved' platinum that's looking cheap to gold

Platinum could be the dark horse among precious metals, according to a money manager at Pacific Investment Management Co.

Rare earths deja vu: Chinese crackdown = higher prices

Last week it was reported that the Chinese government published new guidelines designed to eliminate illegal mining and encourage more high-end processing.

The palladium play – part 1

Palladium is close to becoming the most “precious” of precious metals

China's Tsingshan, partners start work on Indonesia battery materials plant

This project refines the key raw material for the preparation of ternary power batteries from the laterite nickel ore – battery-grade nickel-cobalt raw materials.

Millennial nears feasibility at Pastos Grandes in Argentina

Millennial expects to submit its environmental impact assessment to the Argentinian government during 2019’s first quarter.

Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

The 18-month remediation plan includes a new online system to monitor SQM's extraction rates of both brine and fresh water from beneath the salt flat.