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Al Shefsky, President and CEO, Pele Mountain Resources discusses the company joint venture with a major Chinese rare earth player to develop processing facilities in Elliot Lake.
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David Merriman of Roskill Consulting Group Ltd., reported in 2013 on the occurrences of rare earths, their geological settings, main ore minerals, and reviewed the historical and current rare earth supply.

Pre-1990s, he also discussed post-Chinese dominance - 1990-Present, current production and progress of exploration, future supply of rare earths, availability of rare earths in China, recycling, and discussed a forecast of REE supplies.
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Commerce Resources Corp. announced the completion of the flotation pilot plant, the first phase in a series of flowsheet pilot plant tests on material from the Company 100 per cent owned Ashram Rare Earth Deposit in Quebec, Canada.

The primary objective of the pilot plant was to produce sufficient bulk quantities of flotation concentrate for downstream processing through to production of several kilograms of mixed rare earth concentrate, with a secondary objective of demonstrating flotation performance at the pilot level on a continuous basis. The Company is pleased to report that b... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that China may be about to eliminate rare earth export tariffs. China Ministry of Finance confirmed plans to eliminate export tariffs on rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum, effective May 1, 2015.

The change follows an announcement earlier this year that China would scrap its export quotas for rare earths and other metals. In 2014, the World Trade Organization ruled that the quotas were inconsistent with China obligations as a WTO member.

According to Shanghai Metals Market, China previously imposed export duties of 15 to 25 per cent on rare-earths ... More →
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Greg Klein reports that Canadian mining groups welcomed a number of industry stimulants in the federal budget tabled recently, among them a 23-million dollar, five-year allocation to unlock rare earths and chromium production in Canada. The money, channeled through Natural Resource Canada, would address the technical challenges of separating and processing rare earth elements for use in advanced manufacturing applications and products, said a statement from Finance Minister Joe Oliver. Funding will also support the development of efficient and green processing technologies to reduce the enviro... More →
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Robin Bromby reports that in these days of subdued rare earth prices, scant investor interest in the sector, and the need to do something to attract market attention, strategy is a key requirement. Peak Resources has already signaled it is prioritizing toward concentrating on the REE that are used in magnets.

Today the company has refined that strategy. Magnet metals are in the planned mix, cerium not so much. The company has found a way to reduce the amount of cerium being produced in its treatment plant, a technology that will be watched with interest by the rest of the rare eart... More →
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Rowena Ryan tells us that Baotou is the biggest supplier of rare earth minerals, which are used to make new technologies, and she claims it to be like hell on Earth. This pastureland turned wasteland on the edge of the Gobi desert is said to be a toxic nightmare, evidence of the horrific effect the pursuit of consumerism has had on Earth. A trip was undertaken by designers Liam Young and Kate Davies from Unknown Fields, a nomadic design studio from London that travels around the world to explore the sacrifices made on our landscape to produce contemporary cities and technologies, aka Luddites?... More →
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Andrew Lee reports that Siemens has tapped U.S.- based rare-earths specialist Molycorp to supply materials for use in its direct-drive wind turbines. The German group will be supplied under a 10-year deal from the Molycorp facility in Mountain Pass, California.

Like other wind OEMs that produce direct-drive turbines, Siemens relies on supplies of rare-earth metals needed for permanent-magnet generators. Supplies of the materials are dominated by China, which for many years kept a tight rein on their availability via export quotas, and had the power to send foreign users into a panic... More →
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A number of countries are interested in mining underground resources from North Korea.
China, Russia as well as Britain and the United States all have their eyes on the reclusive state natural resources. Japan, in particular, has actively paid attention to the rare earth elements available in the country.

Rare earth elements are essential raw materials that can be used to make components for cell phones, computers, cars and generators due to their outstanding geochemical properties. In fact, these elements are often referred to as the vitamins of the tech industry. As ties be... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that Ucore has successfully separated each of the rare earth elements from a pregnant leach solution derived from feedstock from its Bokan Dotson-Ridge project in Alaska. The next day, it announced that it has paid 2.9 million dollars to secure exclusive rights to the Molecular Recognition Technology - MRT - that brought that success from IBC Advanced Technologies.

For heavy rare earths, there is a significant increases in the price of heavy rare earths over the last four or five months. The Molycorp ore body contains about 1 percent of their rare earths are h... More →
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Eugene Gerden reports that Russia plans to end imports of rare earths by 2020, and fully provide its own needs by domestic production, according to an official spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

This is expected to be achieved thanks to the beginning of development of the Tomtorsky rare earth element (REE), field in Yakutsk, a territory of Russia, located in the far eastern region of the country, as well as other REE fields. In the case of Tomtorsky field, so far, exploratory and drilling works have already started on the Burannoey section of the field with the... More →
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Search results for Videos on rare earth projects around the world.
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Japanese surveyors have announced the discovery of high concentrations of rare earth metals under the sea bed around their easternmost island, Minami-Torishima or Marcus Island, reports China Times. The small island is located nearly 2,000 kilometers southeast of Tokyo. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and the University of Tokyo found the concentration of the minerals is ten times higher than present in the reserves in China, which is by far the largest supplier of the rare earth materials used in the production of hi-tech electronics as well as advanced medical techno... More →
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Tim Maverick reports that on March 22, 60 Minutes ran a segment on the rare earth industry, covering how important rare earth metals are in our modern, technology-based world. Tiny and very powerful magnets made from rare earths are crucial to our consumer gadgets, renewable energy production, and the defense industry. The report was nice to see. But I would not base any investment decisions on it. You see, the report was notable not for the information that was included in the segment, but for how much was left out or simply ignored. For instance, we do not have to mine to get rare earths. Ra... More →
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Llewellyn King reports that the 17 rare earth elements have energy supply by the throat. They are used in everything from oil refineries to solar and wind generators. These rare earths are, as John Kutsch, director of the Thorium Energy Alliance, says, the great multipliers. They make metals stronger, generators more efficient, cell phones smaller, television sets sharper, and laptops lighter. They are, in their way, as important to modern manufacturing as energy.

Back in the days, the U.S. was a major supplier of rare earths - with supplemental supplies coming from countries aroun... More →
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Jason Fekete reports that Canada is quietly staking its claim to being a global leader in a growing multibillion-dollar industry largely unknown to most Canadians but deemed by the government as critical to the economy of Canada.

Canadian extractive companies, in collaboration with the federal government and other groups, have launched more than 200 exploration projects targeting what are called rare earth elements. These potentially lucrative rare earths which include the 15 lanthanide metals on the periodic table plus scandium and yttrium are increasingly sought after by several m... More →
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Teresa Matich reports thatrare earth companies gained following the Rare Earths Report on 60 Minutes. In a segment entitled Modern Life Devices Under China Grip CBS Lesley Stahl told the story of how China rose to dominate the industry, putting the start of it all back in 1992, when Deng Xiaoping mentioned the importance of rare earths in a speech. Stahl also touched on how rare earths are used in a range of modern technologies, from cell phones to fighter jets, and suggested that end users are still largely dependent on supply from China. Certainly, that message seems to have resonated with t... More →
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The Critical Materials Institute, a U.S. Department of Energy Innovation Hub, has created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. The process uses a cerium-based material made into nanometer-sized particles with a palladium catalyst to produce cyclohexanone, a key ingredient in the production of nylon.

Traditional methods of producing cyclohexanone involve high temperatures and high pressure, and necessitate the use of hydrogen. After a lot of trials, we managed to find a reaction that works very well... More →
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As if classified as a top-secret government project, the group of metals known as the rare earth was so shrouded in complexity that it took 151 years from the discovery of the first rare-earth element in 1794, for the final element to be discovered in 1945. The principal ore mineral of the group was for years, bastnasite, which rarely appears in the leading mineralogy texts. The long names of the rare-earth elements and some unusual arrangements of letters, many Scandinavian in origin, may have challenged and intimidated even those skilled in phonics. In fact, ion-exchange separation technolog... More →
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Afghanistan and Kazakhstan, two countries in Central Asia, may become new global centers of rare earth metals production during the next several years, according to recent statements of some U.S. and Russian scientists.

In the case of Afghanistan, according to recent studies, conducted by the US Geological Survey - USGS, total value of the country rare and rare earth metals, is estimated at 1 trillion U.S. dollars. In their studies, the U.S. geologists used the Soviet maps, which were prepared by Soviet scientists in 1979-1980. At that period of time the USSR had plans for the estab... More →
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Cecilia Jamasmie reports that while analysts are predicting a rebound in hard-hit rare earth prices later this year, the question that remains unanswered is whether companies outside China, the largest producer, will be able to challenge its dominance.

Melody Bomgardner, a senior editor at Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, is not so sure. In a piece published this week, he argues that most of the mining companies that once bet on rare earths are now facing a contradictory reality, as they are working to hike output at a time o... More →
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Two of China major rare earth miners reported sharp falls in profits in 2014, in the face of poor demand and weak prices. Major producer, REHT reported on Friday 5.84 billion yuan, or 949 million U.S. dollars, in operating revenue in 2014, down 31.1 per cent from 2013. Net profits plummeted by 57.4 per cent to 643 million yuan, according to the company annual report. On the same day, China Minmetals Rare Earth Co. posted a 64.8 per cent drop in operating revenue to 702 million yuan and its balance sheet turned from black to red with 55.8 million yuan in net losses.

China Minmetals d... More →
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CREQ back to 2013 and more published by Shanghai Metals Market

Q1 -2015 Highlights:

Market Outlook: Rare earth prices are expected to rise significantly in 2015, driven by robust demand growth in new energy vehicle and other new markets, such as rare earth functional ceramics and PVC.

Demand: Operating rates at rare earth downstream sectors held largely stable in Q1. The average operating rate was 67% at permanent magnet sector, 13% at fluorescent powder sector, 30% at hydro-storage alloy powder sector, and 30% at polishing sector.

Macro Front: Chin... More →
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The Alstom Corporation, amongst other transporation modes, contructs very high speed trains that use samarium-cobalt (SmCo) magnets in their motors. Samarium is one of the rare earth oxides that have been identified in lunar deposits. Control of these deposits will have an impact on the development of low-carbon footprint transportation in the coming decades.
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