Rare Earth Mining News

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.

Bacanora Minerals Ltd strategic cornerstone investor & offtake agreement

NextView Capital agreed to acquire a 19.89% equity interest in Bacanora via placement of 32,976,635 common shares in the Company at 94.53 $1.26 per share.

Chile politics put Potash in tight spot on SQM stake sale

There is a lot at stake for Potash Corp, which purchased its interest in SQM piecemeal a decade ago and could stand to earn billions in the transaction.

Canadian junior to acquire five lithium projects

Azincourt says the 6,000-hectare land package included in its agreement with New Age Metals represents the largest mineral claim holdings of projects for the lithium group or type of minerals in the Bird River Greenstone Belt.

5 early-stage lithium plays to capitalize on exploding EV growth

For the past two years the silvery-white metal has been a darling of the junior mining investment space, and for good reason.

Bacanora tanks as president resigns

President and director Martin Vidal has left the post effective November 30.

Rio Tinto appoints one of its own as the company’s new chairman

After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.

Battery production more than a Tesla nightmare

Ron Struthers of Struthers Resource Stock Report surveys the battery metals field and profiles one company he believes could be a new LIB anode supplier.

Why the United States needs a good vanadium deposit

The vanadium flow battery is essential for our future energy consumption requirements.

PotashCorp CEO confirms Chinese interested in lithium producer SQM

Chinese firms have shown “broad interest” in buying PotashCorp’s stake in the Chilean lithium producer SQM, according to chief executive Jochen Tilk, who declined to name interested parties or the number of bids the company has received.