Rare Earth Mining News

Azincourt Energy has the biggest stake in a promising lithium district

Azincourt Energy Corp and New Age Metals, have recently become the largest claim holder for lithium projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field.

BHP steps up efforts to sell Nickel West business in Australia — report

The world's top miner is said to have hired Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of the Western Australia-based nickel operation.

Indian regulator approves Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

The Competition Commission of India green-lighted the $4.1 billion deal reached in May between the Canadian potash giant and China’s Tianqi Lithium.

Chile antitrust watchdog probing Tianqi buy of lithium miner stake

The country's antitrust regulator is investigating the effects on the market of Chinese miner Tianqi Lithium acquisition of a 24% stake in SQM, the world's second largest lithium producer,

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Australia takes over Chile as world’s No.1 lithium producer

It produced 4,600 tonnes of lithium more than Chile in 2017 boosted mainly by record output at Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion mines.

Northvolt begins building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery plant

The battery cell maker is working on the first section of the factory, in Skellefteå in the north of Sweden, which will be completed in 2020 and produce eight gigawatt cell capacity per year.

Rio Tinto signs JV exploration deal with China’s Minmetals

The companies are committed to explore for mineral deposits first in the Asian country and then the rest of the world .

DeepGreen research ship returns with early positive findings on viability of deep ocean metals for our future

Third of seven ocean campaigns, Co-sponsored with Maersk, retrieves thousands of polymetallic nodules from top of ocean floor.

Chile's SQM hires ex-chairman Ponce as adviser, government says

SQM has retained former chairman Julio Ponce as an adviser despite an agreement to distance himself from the firm to end a long-running royalties dispute.

German battery maker Akasol plans Frankfurt listing in June

The company is planning to sell new shares worth about 100-125 million euros ($117-$147 mln) in a deal valuing it at about 400-500 million euros.

About 75,000 jobs to go in Germany’s auto industry because of EVs — study

The country's car industry currently employs about 840,000 people, with 210,000 of them working on powertrain production, the sub-sector set to be the worst hit.

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

Vietnam is aiming to increase the use of household solar energy equipment to 12 percent by 2020, and 26 percent by 2030.

Shares in lithium giant fall on disappointing auction

Chilean lithium producer SQM shares punished after $1 billion of shares auctioned below ruling price.

Electric vehicles on the road to triple by 2020 — IEA

The number of electric cars, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric passenger light-duty vehicles, increased by 57% in 2017 from the previous year.

Biggest electric vehicle battery IPO valuation cut in half

Time to curb your enthusiasm about the electric vehicle boom and surging demand, prices for lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth and graphite?

Australia's Galaxy Resources to sell tenements in Argentina to POSCO for $280 mln

The land is located in the northern area of the giant Salar del Hombre Muerto salt flat.

In lithium hot spot, ghost towns recall another boom gone bust

While lithium today isn’t the linchpin of Chile’s economy (that would be copper), miners are aggressively expanding production.

Lithium price: Massive supply response gets underway

SQM, world no 3 lithium miner, plans to nearly quadruple capacity in fewer than three years – to the equivalent of 84% of global output last year.

Chile high court declines to weigh in on lithium spat at Maricunga

In a written decision, it said it was "the responsibility of the lower-court judge" who is reviewing the case and was not a constitutional issue.

What are "critical" minerals and what is the US going to do about them?: Andy Home

The Trump administration is strategizing to reduce import reliance for metals "critical to the economic and national security of the United States."

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada stage exceptional comeback in Q1

However, the Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 8% in the three months to March 2018.

Chile's SQM says will boost lithium capacity by 2021

Chilean miner SQM said on Thursday that it would invest $525 million to boost its lithium production capacity in Chile through 2021.

Mining companies still reluctant to tap Argentina deposits

Lack of clarity on environmental rules, overlapping federal and local taxes, and regulations that vary from province to province continue to loom over proposed mines.

Petro-Lithium production represents diversification of Alberta’s energy economy

Alberta's E3 Metals Corp. developed a chemical extraction process that allows lithium to be produced in hours.