Rare Earth Mining News

Tlicho all-season road near NICO project approved

The federal government has announced that it will provide up to 25% of the construction costs for the road through the P3 Canada Fund.

BHP, top miners are starting to drive EV's deep underground

The deeper the mine, then the bigger the savings.

China refutes reports accusing it of curbing rare earths output

Beijing claims rare earth output quotas for the second half of 2018 only appear lower because the limit for the first six months of the year was for a larger portion of the total annual quota.

Lynas jumps after winning temporary extension for Malaysia rare earth plant

The Australian rare earths miner has been granted an extension to a temporary permit to store residue at its Malaysian site.

Rare earths in the cross-hairs of new high-tech arms race

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Horizonte Minerals shares tank on lower nickel project profitability

Horizonte plans to raise $443 million to begin construction on the mine in the middle of 2019, production slated for late 2021.

Zimbabwe lithium miner sees first production in Q2 next year

The southern African nation is pushing the metal as a major draw for investors as it looks to attract capital to its mining sector following the ousting last year of former president Robert Mugabe after almost four decades in power.

Lead, the bull market no-one wants to buy into

Lead has all the hallmarks of a classic bull commodity story.

Trafigura-backed Finnish miner Terrafame to build EV battery plant

"Our goal is to complete the plant by the end of 2020, with commercial production commencing at the start of 2021," Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO of Terrafame

Mining tech firm Outotec warns on project problems, shares plunge

Malfunctioning furnaces tank Outotec's shares.

Glencore posts rise in copper, cobalt output on Katanga restart

Glencore's copper production rose to 1,063,100 tonnes from the start of this year and cobalt output jumped 8,700 tonnes to 28,500 tonnes.

Chile’s court rejects lawsuit to block Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

While the decision is final and not subject to appeal, one legal hurdle remains — Pampa Group, which controls SQM, earlier this month filed an additional appeal with Chile’s TDLC antitrust court.

Amazon's mining treasure at stake as Bolsonaro leads Brazil vote

Jair Bolsonaro is on the cusp of winning Brazil’s presidency, leading the latest polls by double digits, and the mining community is salivating.

Amazon's mining treasure at stake as Bolsonaro leads Brazil vote

The mining community is salivating.

China cutting rare earth output, unnerving global manufacturers

The decision means there will only be enough supply for China's domestic buyers.

Tesla shares jump as Musk delivers quarterly profit, cash

The company reported a profit for the most recent quarter but now must show investors that was not a one-time event

Lithium giant's wobble shows meeting demand growth not so easy

SQM revealed a five-week delay in a project to increase annual capacity.

Kenya wins case against Cortec Mining on rare earths, niobium licence

Tribunal orders the companies to pay costs of around $3.5 million to the government.

Dyson picks Singapore to build electric cars rivaling Tesla

From vacuum cleaners to electric vehicles.

Caterpillar plummets after flagging tariffs-triggered high material costs

The world's no.1 heavy machinery maker reported third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates, but said the ongoing trade dispute resulted in $40 million in extra costs for materials in the period.

Northvolt to set up Polish battery plant to tap mining, storage markets

Northvolt's plans are a central part of Europe's effort to compete with Asian rivals such as CATL, Samsung and LG Chem.

BASF and Nornickel join forces in European EV battery push

The move is part of BASF plans to invest up to 400 million euros ($462 million) as a first step in building production plants for cathode materials in Europe.

Nutrien says SQM top shareholder seeking to block Tianqi deal for ‘personal benefit’

Nutrien’s executive vice-president Michael Webb, described Julio Ponce, the Chilean miner’s top shareholder and former chairman, as a “hypocrite” and urged him to “look beyond himself."

Canada invests $12m to extract magnesium from asbestos tailings

The government has introduced new regulations to ban asbestos and products containing asbestos, but they don't apply to residues left from mining the carcinogenic material.