Rare Earth Mining News

China deeply vested in Canada, with more to come

Imagine for a moment that you have a credit card with a limit of a few trillion dollars but with one caveat: you need to use those funds exclusively to provide for your family. It sounds easy, until you realize your “family” is 1.1 billion people...The Chinese government is in a similar position.

French scientists transform H20 into gold

Scientists from France's Ecole Polytechnique have developed a remarkable new technology which extracts trace amounts of gold from industrial waste water.

Energy minister: Malawi holds over 30 million tons of rare earth minerals

Cassim Chilumpha, Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment in Malawi, said today that the country holds more than 30 million tons of rare earths and a mining lifespan of roughly 30 years.

Pele Mountain Achieves Processing Milestone: Mixed Rare Earth Concentrate and Yellow Cake Produced at Eco Ridge

The Canadian junior achieved a significant milestone with the production of a mixed rare earth carbonate concentrate along with uranium oxide, also known as yellow cake.

Going with your gut on rare earth stocks: Mike Niehuser

Mike Niehuser isn't a rare earth expert per se, but the Beacon Rock Research founder says many of the same investment principles hold true for resource stocks across sectors.

Going with your gut on rare earth stocks

Mike Niehuser isn't a rare earth expert per se, but the Beacon Rock Research founder says many of the same investment principles hold true for resource stocks across sectors.

Chinese slowdown hits US miners and suppliers

Ailing economic growth in China is beginning to take a toll on miners and suppliers stateside.

Japan turns to India for rare earth metals

Japan is set to commence imports of rare earth metals for India in order to hedge against worsening relations with chief supplier China.

Rare Earth Metals completes the acquisition of four rare earth properties

The company is pleased to announce the closing of the acquisition of four key rare earth properties known as Mann One and Two Tom within the Red Wine district in Labrador.

Rare Element reports on progress of metallurgical testwork on Bear Lodge rare earth project

The company announces that in-depth metallurgical and process data are being developed to be incorporated into the Bear Lodge rare earth project's definitive Feasibility Study scheduled to commence in Q1 2013.

Frontier Rare Earths jumps 10% on Korea talks

Frontier is advancing the Zandkopsdrift rare earth project in South Africa and in December sold 10% of the venture to Kores for $23.8 million. The South Korean state-owned company now wants to ink a more comprehensive deal.

Inner Mongolia Rare-Earth to participate in asset reorganization between Ganzhou Chenguang, Sunyoung

Inner Mongolia Rare-Earth announced on September 27 that the company will participate in the material assets reorganization between Ganzhou Chenguang Rare Earths New Material Shares CO., Ltd. and Sunyoung Properties Co., Ltd.

Solvay begins operations at 2 rare earth recycling plants in France

Solvay is officially opening two rare earth recycling units in France today. The plants obtain rare earths from end-of-life equipment such as low-energy light bulbs, batteries or magnets.

2,900 mines closed down in China's coal and rare earth region

Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region in the north of China, has shut down nearly 900 coal mines and 2,000 other mines as part of a 7-year effort to better manage the country's mining industry.

Now on! Rare earth clearance sale

Talk of a bottom in rare earth prices seems premature as China's magnet factories run at 40% capacity.

Brazil a step closer to fully mining the Amazon

A controversial project to mine Brazil's vast indigenous territories in the Amazon, to be presented at the South American country’s Congress in October, has revived a long-dragged confrontation among authorities, environmentalists and local communities.

Greenland – The next mining destination

Greenland could become the next global mining frontier, as global warming uncovers precious metals from glacial surroundings, states new research by natural resources experts GlobalData, a UK-based global business intelligence provider.

The astounding rise of western rare earth extraction: Jack Lifton

Got a rare earth deposit? Great. Got a mine? Even better.

Islands dispute: Why China won't use rare earths against Japan

Rare earths are much less of a trade weapon in Chinese hands than in the past.

Afghanistan to reveal final bidders for giant gold deposit

The Afghanistan Ministry of Mines said Tuesday it opened its final bid for the Badakhshan gold deposit, located in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.

China's stockpile effort could stabilize rare earth metals prices: Brandon Tirpak

In the next few weeks, China's government will begin stockpiling roughly ¥6B worth of rare earth elements. Does this mean a price floor is imminent?

Lynas to face more troubles over Malaysian plant

According to a report by Fairfax Media, Lynas Corporation Limited may face more obstacles at its rare earths processing plant in Malaysia after a group of activists confirmed its commitment to obstruct the project.

'Eastwooding' space miners pitch ideas to 'invisible Obama'

No U.S. president has waxed as poetically about mining the moon the way John F. Kennedy did about landing on it. But that didn't stop four entrepreneurs from making their best pitches Sept. 11 to two empty chairs.

The truth about rare earth, the technology metals

Just as the Bronze Age catapulted human civilization to new levels, critical metals are changing the way we live today. Rare earth elements, the group of resources used in the production of several high-tech goods from weapons to cell phones, seem to be leading the way. But why are these elements so important and what exactly are they? The folks at Visual Capitalist have put together one of their famous infographic explaining just that.

China's stockpile effort could stabilize rare earth metals prices: Brandon Tirpak

In the next few weeks, China's government will begin stockpiling roughly ¥6B worth of rare earth elements.