Rare Earth Mining News

Pancontinental Uranium Corporation: Charley Creek project update-potential for large alluvial REE deposits

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Pancontinental Uranium Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PUC) ("Pancon") and its Joint Venture partner, Crossland Uranium Mines Limited (ASX:CUX) ("Crossland"), the operator, are pleased t...

Rare Earth Metals completes in-fill Drilling on its two Tom deposit in the Red Wine Belt, Labrador

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Rare Earth Metals Inc. ("Rare Earth Metals", "RA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RA)(PINK SHEETS: RAREF)(OTCQX: RAREF) is pleased to report results from the final ten drill holes completed on the Two Tom Mineralized Zone at the Red Wine property, located approximately 110 kilometers northeast of Churchill Falls in west central Labrador. A total of 23 holes have now been drilled on the Two Tom REE/Beryllium/Niobium Zone. This total includes ten holes completed in 2010 and thirteen holes completed between June and September, 2011. All holes intersected the tabular zone. Of particular note is hole TT-15b which intersected 1.68% TREO, 0.21% Nb2O5 and 0.19% BeO over 175.5 meters including a higher grade intersection of 2.15% TREO, 0.27% Nb2O5 and 0.24% BeO over 120.0 meters.

Great Western Minerals Group appoints mine manager at Steenkampskraal rare earth project

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) - Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (OTCQX:GWMGF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kwaw Kabaah as Mine Manager at the Company's Steenkampskraal mine operation in South Africa. Mr. Kabaah, who reports to David Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of Rareco, GWMG's wholly-owned subsidiary, is responsible for the management, control and day-to-day operations at the Steenkampskraal mine.

Montero Announces Infill Drilling Results of 11.7m at 7.35% TREO at the Wigu Hill Rare Earth Project in Tanzania

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MON) ("Montero") has completed an infill drilling program at the Twiga Zone at the Wigu Hill Rare Earth Project in Tanzania. Infill drilling ...

Montoro Increases Strategic Claim Holdings in Rocky Mountain Rare Metal Belt

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - International Montoro Resources Inc. ("Montoro") (TSX VENTURE:IMT)(PINK SHEETS:IMTFF)(FRANKFURT:O4T) has acquired through staking an additional 4 claims covering over 4,500 acres, due west of its previously acquired Carbo group in 'The Rocky Mountain Rare Metal Belt' northeast of Prince George, British Columbia.

Frontier Rare Earths provides an update on its Zandkopsdrift rare earth element in South Africa

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Frontier Rare Earths Limited (TSX:FRO)(TSX:FRO.WT) is pleased to provide an update on operational progress at its Zandkopsdrift rare earth element project in South Africa and related corporate activities. "We are very encouraged by the progress of work on the preliminary economic assessment for our flagship Zandkopsdrift project, and expect to announce the results early next year," said Mr. James Kenny, President and CEO of Frontier Rare Earths. "We believe that the PEA will clearly demonstrate the significant economic potential of Zandkopsdrift and this will leave Frontier well positioned to become one of the major producers of rare earths globally commencing in 2015."

Southern Cross Resources make Mozambique rare earth discovery

Macauhub reports Australian company Southern Cross Resources said Wednesday that its concession in Xiluvo, Mozambique, some 110 kilometres from the port of Beira, had reserves of rare earth elements of 1.1 million tons.

Hastings Rare Metals Limited (ASX:HAS) announces significant rare earth results at Yangibana project

Hastings Rare Metals Limited (ASX:HAS) announces the results of a recent sampling programme at the Yangibana Project in Western Australia. Assays return up to 12.8% total rare earth oxides, confirming the potential for a high neodymium oxide resource. The Company is considering a major drilling programme to further define the drilled targets and establish JORC-compliant resources in 2012.

Texas Rare Earth Resources contracts Gustavson Associates, LLC to perform scoping study at Round Top Heavy Rare Earth Project

DENVER & SIERRA BLANCA, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQB:TRER), a heavy rare earths exploration and development company, today announced that Gustavson Associates, LLC, a subsidiary of Walsh Environmental Scientists and Engineers and its parent company, Ecology and Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI) has been contracted to perform the scoping study at the Round Top Rare Earth project in Texas. Gustavson has more than 29 years experience in the mining business, specializing in minerals and hydrocarbon exploration, production, and evaluation.

Avalon Rare Metals delays slightly Nechalacho heavy rare earth bankable feasibility study

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSE:AVL) (PINK:AVARF) announces that it is continuing to make steady progress towards defining the metallurgical process flowsheets for the Nechalacho heavy rare earths ore. Results are positive but progress has been slower than originally anticipated. This could result in a minor delay in the completion of the bankable feasibility study, but the overall schedule to production remains unaffected at this time.

John Kaiser: rare earth companies poised for comeback

The companies in a race to produce critical heavy rare earth elements by 2016 are already way ahead of their smaller competitors.

Rare Earth Metals Inc. outlines a number of heavy rare earth targets on Its Dory Pond area, Red Wine Property

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, Nov 08, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Rare Earth Metals Inc. ("Rare Earth Metals", "RA" or the "Company") CA:RA +12.50%RAREF +5.83% (otcqx:RAREF) is pleased to report that final results have been received from its summer exploration program on the B3N/Dory Pond area of the Company's Red Wine Property in Central Labrador. Final results have now been received for the Dory Pond area drilling, prospecting and soil geochemistry surveys. The bulk of the Red Wine work was carried out on the Two Tom Deposit, located 30 km east of Dory Pond, where a 43-101 compliant resource is expected to be calculated by year end once the final drill assays are received.

Texas Rare Earth Resources receives approval by the Texas General Land Office to expand its exploration efforts at Round Top

DENVER & SIERRA BLANCA, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQB:TRER), a heavy rare earths exploration and development company, today announced that its supplementary operating plan to expand exploration activities at the Round Top project has been approved by the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Independently published data indicates the property may contain approximately 1.6 billion metric tons of rhyolite host rock, containing rare earth minerals with potentially a 70% ratio of heavy to total rare earth minerals.

US strategic rare earth reserve closer after key Chinese exporter stops production

A temporary production stoppage by China's largest rare earth exporter makes the creation of an American rare earth stockpile more likely, according to a report by dealReporter that appeared in yesterday's FT. The stoppage was a "wake-up call" for the US Department of Defense because the rare earth elements are needed for a variety of defense applications, writes dealReporter, citing a congressional source. The article quotes congressional sources and three rare earth companies saying that "the creation of a US rare earth strategic reserve is more likely to get the go-ahead after (Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (SHA:600111)) halted production. Such a move would create another source of demand for the metals, likely aiding a rebirth of the US rare earths industry."

Portrait of the family behind America's 'most significant heavy rare earth deposit'

Bloomberg looks at the family behind Bokan Mountain, America's "most significant heavy rare earth deposit." The Bokan is located on an island in the south part of the Alaskan Panhandle. Ucore bought the claim from Bob Dotson and his fractious family, and the company is now trying to develop it.

Kirrin Resources Bottom Brook REE Project Awarded $100,000 Grant by Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Kirrin Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KYM) today announced that it has been advised by the Department of Natural Resources of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador that Kirrin's application for Junior Exploration Assistance under the Mineral Incentive Program has been successful. The grant of $100,000 will be used for the drilling program at the Bottom Brook project scheduled to commence shortly.

96% of non-Chinese rare earth projects will fail, says Jack Lifton

A mining industry consultant says the high processing costs and level of expertise required in bringing rare earth mines into production means most of them will fail. In an interview with Reuters, Jack Lifton, founder of Technology Metals Research, said of the 244 companies hoping to extract REEs, less than 4% will be profitable: "The choke point for all the companies is the question of what they can do with the concentrated REM ore once it's above ground. You can extract the rare earths together, but then you have to separate them...the world's REM separation capacity is 99 percent Chinese and they have unused capacity," Lifton said. "The Chinese overwhelmingly control this and that is the key to the rare earth industry. Without separation capacity, all you have is a loss-making ore concentrate company."

Great Western Minerals Group announces pricing on previously announced $15 million private placement

Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GWG) (OTCQX:GWMGF) ("GWMG" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company and a syndicate of agents co-led by Byron Capital Markets Ltd. ("Byron") and Cormark Securities Inc. ("Cormark") and including GMP Securities LP ("GMP") (collectively, the "Agents") have priced the Company's previously announced private placement (the "Offering"). The Agents will offer an aggregate of 23,810,000 of common shares (the "Offered Shares") of the Company at a price of $0.63 per share (the "Offering Price"). In addition, the Company has granted the Agents an option, exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to closing of the Offering, to place up to an additional 3,571,500 Offered Shares at the Offering Price for additional gross proceeds of $2.25 million, if the option is exercised in full. The Company expects that closing of the Offering will occur on or before November 10, 2011.

William O'Keefe responded to Is America Losing the Clean Energy Race

Energy & Environment: Markey Wants Answers on Rare Earths ? Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., "is pressing the Obama administration for information about alleged Chinese restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals used in defense and energy t...

Eriez® Xtreme® Rare Earth Rota-Grates® Provide Speedy and Automatic Removal of Clogging Contaminants from Processing Lines

Eriez® Xtreme® Rare Earth Rota-Grates® feature a unique rotating design to remove both large and small ferrous contaminants that tend to stick, clog and bridge when passed through traditional grate magnets. Eriez’ Rota-Grate reel incorporates Xtreme Rare Earth tube circuits, which are at least 12 percent stronger than all other existing magnets.

Rare Earth Metals Confirms REE Mineralization in East Lavergne Mineralized Zone on Its Springer Lavergne Prospect

Rare Earth Metals Inc. ("Rare Earth Metals", "RA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RA)(PINK SHEETS:RAREF)(OTCQX:RAREF) is pleased to report the completion of the initial drill program on the Lavergne REE Prospect.

Eriez launches new AKC Grate magnetic separator for mineral processing

Eriez Magnetics Europe has announced the introduction of a new magnetic separator into their ProGrade range. The ProGrade Auto Kwik Clean (AKC) Grate captures problematic ferrous metals, with the added advantage of automated cleaning. According to the company, this preserves product purity whilst eliminating downtime of machinery and saving costs. The Eriez AKC Grate utilises Mega (10,500 gauss) Rare Earth magnetic strength and automatically discharges any collected iron due to pneumatic and electronic components.

Molycorp spends $114 million to accelerate rare earth production by three months

Molycorp (NYSE:MCP), the only rare earth producer in the Western hemisphere, announced on Thursday that it plans to spend $114 million to accelerate by three months the start-up of its rare earth processing facility. Molycorp's stock slid on Thursday after the news. After hitting a high of $40.45 on Wednesday, the stock dropped as low as $36.59 before recovering to close at just under $38. The company's estimated 2012 production will rise by 3,500 metric tons to between 8,000 and 10,000 metric tons annually. The new spending will help the company achieve full phase one production of 19,050 metric tons per year of rare earth oxide equivalent three months earlier than previously planned.

Charge time for an electric car dropped to just 10 minutes

In the race to make electric cars a viable alternative to internal combustion engines, Nissan announced that it had developed technology to charge a car in 10-minutes. The time it takes to charge a car is seen as a major hurdle to widespread acceptance of electric cars. With the current technology, it can take several hours to recharge an electric car. Kansai University in Japan is credited with inventing the technology.

Quantum CEO urges U.S. to counter China's rare earth strategy; Nebraska site helps secure America's rare earth metals needs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2011) - Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. (TSX VENTURE:QRE)(OTCQX:QREDF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) (http://www.quantumrareearth.com/) CEO Peter Dickie is calling for the U.S. to accelerate effor...