Rare Earths Mining News

Australia's Lynas posts 33% jump in Q3 rare earths output amid takeover interest

Output of rare earths oxides in the quarter ending March 31 was 5,444 tonnes, compared with 4,110 tonnes produced last year.

Lynas declines Wesfarmers $1.1B takeover bid

Wesfarmers made a buyout offer of A$2.25 per Lynas share.

30 countries face higher resource nationalism risk — report

On the upside, the RNI report shows that 24 nations have seen improvements in their index performance.

Massive storm hits wheat, cattle, mines in U.S. heartland

Blizzard-like conditions in the Dakotas, western Nebraska and Kansas are stressing winter wheat, inundating mines and disrupting ranches.

EY appoints new global mining and metals leader

Paul D. Mitchell has been named the new EY global sector leader for mining and metals.

China's GEM signs five-year battery material supply deal with ECOPRO

This deal is Gem Co Ltd's latest effort to win a bigger share of the booming power cell market.

TechMet appoints Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman of advisory board

TechMet has been operational for over a year and has assets, deployed in mining, processing and recycling projects around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Rwanda and Burundi.

High risk/high reward lithium bet drives Argentina Surge

High risk, high reward is the bet being made by global lithium miners in Argentina who are brushing aside a recession, a currency crisis and political uncertainty in their hunger for the mineral that helps power electric cars.

Electric vehicle revolution goes underground with mine truck

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB is aiming to electrify all its underground machines within five years.

Tantalum miner threatens expansion at Australia's biggest lithium mine

Trial dates have been set to determine whether expansion at the Greenbushes mine, in which Tianqi Lithium holds a stake, would impact its mineral rights.

Electric charge: Glencore bets big on car battery metals

Glencore has increased production of the metals used to make electric car batteries faster than its major mining rivals, according to an industry-wide analysis that shows the scale of a strategy that has big prospective risks and rewards.

ERP Strategic Minerals makes bid to re-open Mountain Pass

The United States' only rare earths mine could be back in business if a bid to purchase the shuttered operation through bankruptcy proceedings is successful.

One World Minerals Inc. announces second phase work program including 4000m of drilling on its Rico Litio Lithium Project

One World Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a second phase exploration program on the Company’s Rico Litio lithium property located in the State of California Baja Norte, Mexico.

Canadian rare earths mine to transport ore using airships 

The unique hybrid airships will shuttle between Quest’s Strange Lake open pit mine in Northern Québec and Schefferville.

Behind the scenes at DARPA: How minerals drive breakthroughs in national defense

The Department of Defense uses nearly one million tons of minerals every year in the design and manufacture of military gear, weaponry, transportation vehicles and intelligence technology.

Value of U.S. metal mine production drops 15%

The United States earned less from its mines in 2015 and became more reliant on outside sources for critical metals, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Rick Rule: Mathematics of a resource portfolio

Tekoa and Rick get into the ‘nuts and bolts’ of speculating in exploration stocks.

Here's the timeline for battery commercialization

Big new megafactories coming in 2017.

NioCorp updates Elk Creek niobium resource

187% increase in indicated resource tonnage; 226% increase in indicated Nb2O5

Lithium, cobalt, graphite tipping point expected in two years: Simon Moores

Much bigger batteries will be needed.

China lifts rare earths export quota, but grip still remains

Beijing accepts defeat in WTO case and lifts export quota, but will now focus on rare earth export licences and taxes.

China sets tougher restrictions on illegal mining, exporting of rare earths

Beijing has launched a five-month campaign that aims to finally crackdown on illegal extraction and smuggling of the coveted elements.

Mark Seddon's Catch-22: we need more tungsten, but projects can't find funding

In this interview with The Mining Report, Seddon argues that a supply shortage could mean much higher prices, leading to handsome profits for those companies that get to market soonest.

INFOGRAPHIC: Mining builds British Columbia: green energy and buildings

Everything used by British Columbians in their everyday lives is either grown or found in the ground.

Canadian rare earth miner Ucore wins big with SB99 approval

The Canadian company hopes to begin commercial rare earth metal production in its Alaskan mine by 2017.