Rare Earth Mining News

Mining industry leaders meet again at PDAC 2017

For the second consecutive year, PDAC will host the International Mines Ministers Summit (IMMS) with 25 countries attending to it.

Alkane is in position to benefit from hafnium demand rise

Hafnium may not be a household word, but demand for the element is growing, and Alkane Resources is gearing up to take advantage.

Canada’s Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the world's new top mining destinations

Both provinces displaced Western Australia from the first to the third place thanks partly to their rich mineral reserves, competitive tax regimes, efficient permitting procedures, and certainty surrounding environmental regulations.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

The Ellis Martin report interview with Simon Moores

Join me for a conversation with Simon Moores, an analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a London-based consulting and research firm focusing on niche critical and industrial minerals and metals.

Russian-born billionaire has US rare earths mine in his sights

It's the kind of announcement that will raise hackles among U.S. nationalists and especially those concerned about the loss of control of America's strategic mineral resources.

Canadian mining companies dominate 2017 OTCQX Best 50 ranking

The #1 ranked company was Cordoba Minerals Corp, a Toronto-based mineral exploration company, which had a total return of 466%.

Manganese is energy ciritical

Aside from iron, manganese is the most essential mineral in the production of steel. Which makes manganese the fourth largest traded metal commodity.

Here’s what miners should expect and do in 2017

While companies face different outlooks and challenges depending on the commodity they mine and their size, Deloitte says they should all should be looking for the answer to one common question — “Going forward, where should we play and how can we win?"

BC annual mineral exploration conference reflected a turnaround for the industry

Minerals and metals prices are rising, investor confidence in the majors is returning, and those majors are keen to restock depleting minable reserves.

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

US mines produced an estimated $74.6 billion in minerals last year

The country, however, was 100% import reliant on 20 mineral commodities, including rare earths, manganese and niobium, which are among a suite of materials often designated as “critical” or “strategic.”

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

The lithium supply and demand story

Why lithium? Great question. In my opinion, it's simultaneously the simplest and most complex metal.

UN court won’t dismiss Stans Energy claims against Kyrgyz Republic

The decision means the $210 million arbitration against the Kyrgyz Republic will advance to the merits stage, the Canadian junior said.

Rare metal mining goes to new heights (and depths)

In the pursuit of gold and other rare metals, mining operators are beginning to explore far-flung sites — from the depths of our oceans to outer space.

International Lithium Corp. announces strategic changes

International Lithium Corp. announces that Kirill Klip, the President of ILC, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, such that he will act as the CEO, President and Chairman of the Company.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

Infographic – The history of solar energy, going back to 4,000 B.C.

Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

BC court fight over treaty vs mineral rights

Companies claim land transfer is de facto expropriation without consultation.

Scientists say mining e-waste may be an economical option

The Canadian team says recovering metals such as copper and rare earths from LED lights may turn to be an economical option soon.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.