Rare Earth Mining News

China Export Cuts Good for Rare Earth Juniors

The world of rare earth element mining is heating up as a result of China cutting exports of the minerals. Prices of rare earth concentrate, according to China’s Ministry of Land and Resource, have increased […]

Artha Reports Progress on Rare Earth and Precious Metals Projects

Artha Resources Corporation announce that the company continues to make significant progress on its Argentinean exploration projects. Mining Top News reports

Avalon proves hydrometallurgical process to extract rare earths

Avalon Rare Metals is making good progress on metallurgical process development for the Nechalacho rare earth element (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Following the successful development of a flotation process for producing an REE mineral concentrate in 2009 (company news release of July 20), recent work has focused on a hydrometallurgical process to further upgrade the REE [...]

Rare Earths R&D funding critical to stemming brain drain in U.S. materials manufacturing

If the U.S. fails to re-establish domestic rare earth mineral supplies and fund REE R&D, meeting domestic energy, healthcare and transportation needs may be difficult, a top GE scientist says.

Avalon wins environmental and social responsibility award for Thor Lake rare earth project

Avalon Rare Metals received the 2010 Environmental & Social Responsibility Award at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention in Toronto last week for its community engagement efforts during the exploration of its Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit in Thor Lake, Northwest Territories. This included encouraging skills training and employment opportunities for aboriginal [...]

Jack Lifton: Safeguarding Our Future Supply of Rare Earths

Source: The Gold Report; interviewed by Karen Roche, Publisher 12/11/2009 http://www.theaureport.com/pub/na/3394 "Price may not be as important as security of supply," says Jack Lifton, an independent consultant with more than 45 years of experience in sourcing […]