Rare Earth Mining News

Ready, set, go: China’s long-awaited rare earth industry group is already here

In a move to curb the rampant domestic illegal mining of rare earth, as well as to regulate its rare earths players, China launched on Sunday its industry association for the precious metal commodity, as MINING.com anticipated last week.

Gold juniors available at bargain prices: Brien Lundin

What do the gold market and the weather have in common? You can forecast both, but predict neither, according to Brien Lundin, chief executive of Jefferson Financial and publisher of Gold Newsletter. Lundin, who also organizes the New Orleans Investment Conference, isn't focusing on if there will be rain or sun in the market, he told The Gold Report in this exclusive interview.

Molycorp is up 38% in 2012, but still cheap say analyst

Molycorp’s mould-breaking deal with Neo Material Technologies has sent its shares rocketing and the counter is now up 38% so far this year, but some analysts say it's still a cheap buy for any potential acquirer.

Molycorp, Inc. and Rare Element Resources Ltd. rise as China hoards rare earth metals

The increasingly high prices and supply constraints have forced the US, along with Europe and Japan, to file a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization. China holds approximately 30% of global rare earth inventories.

Rare earth supplies in U.S. to meet defense needs, Pentagon says

Domestic rare earth supplies will meet the U.S. defense industry’s needs by 2013 for the materials that go into military motors and electronics, according to a Pentagon report sent to Congress.

Lynas rare earths plant in Malaysia gets momentary red light

Malaysia's Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) has postponed granting a temporary rare earths mine operating license (TOL) to Australian miner Lynas Corp. (ASX:LYC) until an outstanding appeal by residents to the science, technology and innovation minister has been completed.

Chinese government rolls up independent miners in rare earth industry group

In a move to curb the rampant domestic illegal mining of rare earth, as well as regulate its rare earths players, China is launching an industry association for the precious metal commodity on April 8.

China's Baotou Steel Rare-Earth notches hefty profit

An annual profit of more than $A530 million for the world's biggest rare-earths producer, China's Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co, a $1.23 billion North American takeover deal, and complaints by the US, EU and Japan to the World Trade Organisation over China's limiting of rare earth exports made March a busy month for the industry.

C'mon Obama: Let's mine more minerals in the US

The United States should take a cue from Canada when it comes to speeding up the environmental approval of mining and energy projects.

Rare Earth Metals growth drivers: Siddharth Rajeev

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Japan urges dialogue with China on rare earths

Japan, the world’s main importer of rare earths, has requested international assistance for alternatives, conservation, diversification and recycling and to continue dialogue with China to secure stable global supply

Report rejects Chinese takeovers as threat to Canada

Most Chinese takeovers in the resource sector do not pose a threat to national security, says the author of a new report on Chinese investment in Canada.

Riding the graphite bull

Chris Berry, founder of Mountain Partners asset management company, provided an interesting summary of the graphite space while speaking at the recent Graphite Express Conference in Vancouver.

Tasman's PEA gives Norra Karr a $1.46bn value

Vancouver-based Tasman Metals on Wednesday published the results of a scoping study at its Norra Karr rare earths project in southern Sweden, sketching out a mine that would cost $290-million to build, and have a $1.46-billion net present value.

Winning the rare earth economic war: Luisa Moreno

China's sudden cuts to rare earth export quotas and domestic production marked the beginning of a Rare Earth Economic War, proposes Jacob Securities' Senior Mining and Metals Analyst Luisa Moreno.

Greenland Minerals releases initial 242-million tonne mineral resource estimate for the 'Zone 2' uranium-rare earth deposit

Greenland Minerals and Energy Limited ("GMEL" or "the Company") (ASX: GGG.AX - News) is pleased to announce the first mineral resource estimate for the 'Zone 2' multi-element deposit. Zone 2 is the second mineral resource established in the broader project area, following the delineation of a 619 Mt resource at Kvanefjeld (March 2011).

REE International Acquires Rare Earth Property With Estimated Value of $10 Million

REE International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REEI) (the "Company"), a U.S.-based mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and production of rare earth elements, today announces the acquisition of a rare earth property in Port-e-Kiatuma, Guyana.

Ucore Working on Rare Earth Ramp-Up in Alaska

Alaska Dispatch reported on Ucore's (TSXV:UCU) progress at the Bokan rare earth project in Alaska.

Clean up one of mining's dirtiest industries – REE experts

Industry experts say the key to ending China's monopoly on rare earths is for other nations to help clean up the industry instead of freeing up trade.

A nation's metallurgical Achilles' heel

The following have all combined to limit control of foreign minerals by US companies:

Focus Metals and SOQUEM report significant rare earth element results from the fall 2011 drilling program at Kwyjibo, Northeastern Quebec

Focus Metals Inc. ("Focus" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:FMS)(OTCQX:FCSMF)(FRANKFURT:FKC) and partner SOQUEM Inc. ("SOQUEM") are pleased to report the results of the fall 2011 core drilling program on the Kwyjibo Polymetallic Property (the "Property"), located in the Grenville Geological Province of northeastern Québec (see figure 1).

U.S., Japan and the E.U. dispute China’s decision on rare earths at the WTO

The U.S., Japan and the European Union have filed an official complaint at the World Trade Organization this morning, urging the body to take actions against China’s restrictions on these metals. President Obama warned China that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."

Euphoria over Molycorp deal may soon turn to despair. China's grip is as strong as ever and rare earth prices are still dropping

Molycorp's mould-breaking deal with Neo Material Technologies sent its shares rocketing in New York on Friday and some industry observers say the tie-up creates a vertically integrated company that will transform the industry. Others see REE prices continuing to drop with some already down 70% and China's grip on the market undiminished – exports could double this year and domestic production continues to ramp up.

Over 18% of Canada’s job losses in February were in the mining industry

Despite a healthy economic growth, Canada’s economy lost 2,800 jobs in February, with at least 18% of those positions belonging to the mining sector.

Molycorp to acquire leading rare earth processor Neo Material Technologies in $1.3 billion deal

Molycorp and Neo Material Technologies Thursday announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Molycorp will acquire Neo Materials for approximately CDN $1.3 billion. This will create one of the most technologically advanced, vertically integrated rare earth companies in the world.