Rare Earth Mining News

The great Nevada lithium rush to fuel the new economy

At least six startups have recently placed or leased claims in the area. They join North Carolina-based Albemarle Corp., whose recently acquired Silver Peak mine and processing operation has been unearthing lithium from Clayton Valley’s brines since the mid-1960s.

Wealth Minerals begins sampling at Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

Wealth Minerals Ltd., reports that it has initiated an extensive lake-brine sampling and project evaluation program at the Laguna Verde Lithium Project in Chile.

Miners to spend $21 billion on exploration by 2025

Equipment and services suppliers will have to wait at least another year until they can fully feel the impact of this trend, says CSA Global — the world's second-largest mining sector consultancy.

One World Minerals Inc. announces second phase work program including 4000m of drilling on its Rico Litio Lithium Project

One World Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a second phase exploration program on the Company’s Rico Litio lithium property located in the State of California Baja Norte, Mexico.

Manganese – the third electric vehicle metal no one is talking about

Manganese is a critical and irreplaceable element used in steel production and used widely as a battery component.

MGX Minerals acquires 110,000 acres of Paradox Basin, Utah oil and gas leases

MGX Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce it has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement with a private vendor to act as operator and acquire a 75% working interest in certain underlying Oil and Gas Leases located contiguous to the Company’s Lisbon Valley petrolithium project.

Lithium suppliers can’t keep up with skyrocketing demand

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, is a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining

Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

$5.5 billion private capital ready to invest in mining

"Investors are willing to back their positive sentiment towards natural resources with fresh capital commitments," says new study.

Matamec welcomes breakthrough discovery: IBM scientists store 1 bit of data on a single holmium atom

Matamec’s Kipawa deposit contains holmium, the heavy rare earth element essential to new storage technology that allows for 1000x more data to be stored than ever before.

Graphene: The game-changing material of the future

Technology is only as good as the materials it is made from. That’s why graphene, a two-dimensional supermaterial made from carbon, is so exciting.

Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

Is the lithium bubble about to burst?

After rising aggressively, some would argue that lithium prices have already peaked.

John Kaiser at PDAC 2017: “Discovery exploration is back”

John Kaiser also talks Donald Trump and warning signs for speculators

Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Why cobalt (not lithium) could be the battery boom's big winner

You've probably given little thought to a perennially overlooked metal called cobalt, even though chances are you’re reading this very article on a device powered by a battery containing a significant proportion of the metal.

Canada's Gov't gives mining explorers a full extra year of tax credit

The 15% Mineral Exploration Tax Credit, which was slated to expire at the end of this month, has been extended until March 31, 2018.

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.