Rare Earth Mining News

CHART: Mining capex decline set to continue

Global miners have been cutting spending on new projects and expansions since 2012.

Australian rare earths company picks construction contractor

Potentially the first rare earths mine outside China to recover heavy rare earth elements passed another milestone this week.

Brazil: Overhaul of mining sector likely to face significant political resistance

The government has also said it supports introducing a new mining code, but previous attempts to introduce new legislation have been stalled for several years due to political and industry resistance.

VanadiumCorp joins Energy Storage Canada

VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. is pleased to announce it has joined Energy Storage Canada. The ESC is the only energy storage industry association in Canada. There is the opportunity, in Canada, to become world leaders in developing energy storage technologies.

Canada’s Quebec launches online tool to help suppliers win up to $50bn in contracts

Platform aims to help local suppliers bid for contacts related to the Plan Nord, a provincial initiative to invest about $1.3 billion in infrastructure and other projects over the next five years.

China relaxes coal mining restrictions as supply tightens

Fresh rules aim to counter surging prices for the nation’s top energy source.

FLSmidth to supply key pyroprocessing equipment to Chinese lithium plant in Australia

FLSmidth has signed a contract for the supply of pyroprocessing and comminution equipment for Tianqi Lithium Australia's lithium hydroxide processing plant, which will be located in Kwinana, Western Australia.

Weak commodities put infrastructure growth in emerging markets at risk — BMI

Countries heavily reliant on their extractive sectors need to step up efforts to lure investors or they will see their infrastructure sectors stalled, warn analysts.

NioCorp completes acid regeneration pilot plant for Elk Creek Project feasibility study

Pilot plant successfully regenerates acid used in the superalloy production process, which will help to reduce operating costs in the Elk Creek Facility.

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

Will permanent magnets save the rare earth industry?

The permanent magnet and catalyst sectors will continue to provide the largest markets for rare earths in the next ten years to 2026.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

The lithium boom has a new player in Argentina

Bob Moriarty of 321 Gold discusses a company that has hit the ground running in Argentina's lithium triangle.

Lithium and the new energy revolution

Lithium is enjoying a growth story unlike any other commodity these days, driven by the global emergence of the electric vehicle market, expanding demand for high‑capacity energy storage and the ubiquitous presence of ever‑lighter, more powerful, consumer handheld devices.

BHP Billiton jumps on the electric car bandwagon

The world’s largest miner sees electric vehicles boosting copper demand.

Equity markets all but closed for mining IPOs

Miners have to look at debt, private investors and alternative financing like pre-pays for growth capital according to new report.

China’s lithium-ion battery market: drivers behind it and its sustainability

The China Lithium-Ion Battery market has seen a massive surge in growth over the last years, with a CAGR in excess of 50% since GCiS’ previous research conducted in 2011.

The critical ingredients needed to fuel the battery boom

The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.

Mick Davies' X2 Resources fails to deliver, frees investors from commitments

Launched three years ago with a $5.6bn war chest, the fund once hailed as leader of a new wave of mining investment changes course.

Veolia’s HPD crystallization technology chosen for new lithium processing plant in China

Veolia Water Technologies is providing HPD® Evaporation and Crystallization equipment vital to the operations of General Lithium Ltd’s new lithium hydroxide monohydrate and lithium carbonate plant in Jiangxi Province, China.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Mexico's mining sector to reach $17.8bn by 2020 on the back of silver, zinc prices

The country's sector, dominated by precious metals and zinc, will be well-positioned for the expected price outperformance of these commodities, shows new report.

Tesla, Apple and Uber push lithium prices even higher

After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: It's the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution.