Rare Earth Mining News

China slashes rare earth mining rights in half

China seeks to strengthen pricing ability on rare earth market

Molycorp shares dive as CEO quits and firm faces investigation

Shares of rare earth miner Molycorp were falling Thursday morning as the company’s president and chief executive, Mark Smith, left without explanation and the company revealed it was under investigation from the United States SEC.

A critical year in review: what's next?

As the year comes to a close and we prepare to extend our coverage further, we are revisiting our most popular expert interviews from 2012.

Fresh crisis at Lynas

Won't be allowed to treat waste in Malaysia. Shares suspended.

Resource nationalism is miners' number one fear and major threat to global security — report

Resource nationalism is one of the main causes of the current commodity prices instability and it is threatening global security, warns London-based Chatham House in its latest report.

Afghanistan grants key copper and gold permits

The government of Afghanistan announced Friday its preferred bidders for three of its four current mineral tenders, with a consortium backed by City of London banker Ian Hannam, former BHP Billiton CEO Chip Goodyear and Poland’s multibillionaire Jan Kulczyk, emerging as the biggest winner.

Chinese companies harvest metals via 'urban mining' of electronic junk

Chinese enterprises are turning to "urban mining" to satisfy the country's voracious appetite for metals

Lynas gets Malaysian rare earths plant going

After months of polemic and legal battles, Australian rare earths miner Lynas (ASX:LYC) has finally begun production at its Malaysian processing plant following a recent court triumph.

Cost inflation to eat miners' results in 2013

The rise of mining costs will have a more dramatic impact on the 2013 industry results than in the last couple of years, revealed Thursday global ranking agency Fitch Ratings.

Demonstrators march 300km on foot to protest rare earth plant in Malaysia

Yet investor hopes remain undiminished

Shares in Australia’s Lynas Corp jump

Shares in Australia’s Lynas Corp soared as much as 12% Friday after the company said its first shipment of rare earth concentrates arrived in Malaysia, indicating an imminent start of operations at its controversial processing plant.

Molycorp explodes as insiders go on buying spree

Traders follow company execs and pile into the rare earth miner sending the stock up 19%

China to start subsidizing rare earth miners as exports fall 18% in just one month

Nothing, not even a month-long halt in production, has stopped REE prices from falling.

Chicago startup pioneers electric motors free of rare earth metals

Switched reluctance motors to make their debut on electric bicycles

Chinese rare earth domination shakes up regional trade ties

Japan turns to Kazakhstan for rare earth supplies

Northcore Resources-Board member nomination-resignation and CEO Resignation

Northcore Resources Inc. wishes to announce, effective immediately, the resignation of Jean-François Perrault, President & CEO and Maurice Giroux, Director and subject to regulatory approval, the nomination of Terry Byberg and Daniel Coch, P. Eng., as Directors of the Company.

SEC rules against resource firms over Dodd-Frank

Oil, gas and mining companies' request to have transparency rules put on hold under 2010 financial reform act has been rejected.

Toyota to invest USD 150 million in lithium mining project

Toyota has announced it will invest USD 150 million in mining company Oro Cobre's lithium mining project located in Salar de Olaroz, Jujuy, Argentina.

Lynas looking to raise AUD 200 million to launch LAMP operations

Lynas Corp. plans to raise up to AUD 200 million (USD 208 million) in order to help fund the start-up of operations at its LAMP site in Malaysia.

Molycorp downward spiral resumes as SEC casts doubt on its numbers

Rare earth producer is down more than 13% after SEC launches formal investigation into the accuracy of the company's public disclosures.

Positive drill results at Ngualla rare earth project

Peak Resources Limited the developer of a potentially low cost, long term rare earth project in Tanzania, announced additional new drill results from its 100%-owned Ngualla Rare Earth Project in Tanzania.

Molycorp surges after better than expected results

Rare earth producer Molycorp reported a Q3 loss on Thursday, but investors liked top line growth that jumped 49% to $205.6 million.

Lynas wins battle against activists, gears up to start rare earths production in Malaysia

Australia's Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) won Thursday the latest of a series of long-dragged legal battles against activists, which took the company to court for allegedly causing major health and environmental damages to the Malaysian population.

Molycorp sues contractor for over $45 million

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE:MCP), one of the only non-Chinese producers of rare earths, has sued the engineering company responsible for designing the chemical processes at its troubled Project Phoenix for over $45 million in damages.

Matamec receives second payment of CAD 1.1 million from Toyotsu Rare Earth Canada

Matamec Explorations Inc. today announced that it has received a second payment of CAD 1,119,776 (USD 1,120,778) from its Japanese partner Toyotsu Rare Earth Canada Inc. (TRECan), a subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corp. (TTC).