Rare Earths Mining News

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.

We have to talk about Fanya Metal Exchange

The rare earth storm has passed, but a new critical metal conundrum could be ahead for the West.

Sales at world's largest rare earth firm halves, profits evaporate

Baotou says WTO ruling will only increase pain for the industry.

Rare Earths: the high-demand metals

Rare earths are in high demand because they are critical to U.S. high-tech innovations, advanced energy and national security.

Pele Mountain enters into access agreement to sample Elliot Lake Mine tailings for rare earths

Pele has entered into an access agreement with Rio Algom granting Pele the right, at its cost, to access and take samples from one or more of RAL’s Elliot Lake, Ontario tailings management areas.

Zachary Schumacher's 'State of the Rare Earths' address

As China's rare earth production winds down, other sources worldwide could shape up to reward early investors.

Molycorp shares jump on full year results, outlook

Molycorp says the Chlor-Alkali plant at its Mountain Pass, California rare earth mine is now operational, which should see it reach cash-flow break-even this year.

Alberta most attractive mining destination in Canada, third worldwide

Other two Canadian jurisdictions —New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador— also made it to the top 10 worldwide. Kyrgyzstan and Venezuela, named the two countries mining enthusiasts should stay away from.

Study shows mining sector funding jumped 180% in December quarter

SNL Metals & Mining reveals that while the minerals exploration sector recorded lower drilling activity, funds raised by the mining sector saw a near three-fold increase to $6.2 billion.

Storm in the REE space is over, with few left standing – Hallgarten report

'There follows in its wake signs of green shoots.'

Back to miners graduating with 6-figure salaries 'in a few years'

Baby boomers are retiring and even if only a small fraction of new projects take off, the ensuing skills shortage will bring back mining jobs boom.

High profits or low profits, tensions with governments rise

Over the past decade, the number of disputes that have resulted in international arbitration has increased tenfold for the oil and gas sector and fourfold for the mining industry. And these conflicts will only escalate.