Rare Earth Mining News

Can America Regain the Rare Earth Elements Crown?

With China suddenly cutting back on exports while controlling 95 percent of the world’s production of rare earth elements, the United States and other countries suddenly finds themselves vulnerable. This vulnerability has to do with the stability […]

The London REE Report: The Wizard of Oz.

Japan is looking to trade pacts to pull its economy out of nearly two decades of stagnation, and recently announced plans to start consultations on joining negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That multilateral free-trade pact […]

Australia's "forgotten" rare earths

There’s about 10 million contained tonnes of rare earths lying in just one mine in Australia – but whether they will ever extracted is in doubt. Welcome to Australia’s forgotten rare earth deposits.

Rare Earth Elements (REEs)

The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The heavy rare earth elements, HREE. Light REE's are made up of the first seven elements of the lanthanide series […]

The Special Science of Rare Earths: Interview with Tony Mariano

The Gold Report: Jon Hykawy, technology analyst at Byron Capital Markets, recently told us that short  supplies of heavy rare earths (HREEs) will be driving up their price and shifting the economies of mining projects in favour of companies that […]

RMB Debate: USGS Releases Report “Rare Earth Elements in U.S. Not So Rare”

Normally, a report put out by the USGS would go under RMBMedia, but this one will undoubtedly stir debate.

Wicheeda Lake REEs

The rare earths are a group of 17 elements comprising Scandium, Yttrium, and the Lanthanides. The Lanthanides are a group of 15 (Cerium, Dysprosium, Erbium, Europium, Gadolinium, Holmium, Lanthanum, Lutetium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Thorium, […]

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 […]