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The Yangibana Rare Earth Project, integrating nine mining licences, is located in Wanna Station, approximately 270 km east-northeast of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Six of the MLs, covering an area of 17 sq. km, are 100% owned by Hastings Technology Metals, while the remaining three MLs, covering an area of 31 sq. km, are held by the joint venture of Hastings (70%) and Rare Earth Minerals (REM-30%).

The scoping study for the project was completed in November 2015, the financial analysis for the prefeasibility study (PFS) was completed in April 2016, while ... More →
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Hongpo Shen reports that as a result of the WTO Appellate Body issuing its report on August 7th, 2014, while it has upheld a ruling that China violated international trade rules with restrictions on the export of rare earths, China Ministry of Commerce - MOFCOM - responded to this ruling with a statement saying that it regretted the WTO reaffirmation of its earlier ruling, according to the Xinhua News Agency. The MOFCOM also reportedly vowed to study the decision and adopt measures which are in accordance with the WTO rules in the future. Despite the MOFCOM has not yet announced its counter-me... More →
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China has increased its efforts to limit the illegal mining and export of rare earths -REE. The Government has launched a five-month campaign, which has the specific goal of preventing prices of this commodity from dropping further in prices. Since the beginning of October until the end of March 2015 five authorities are working together to track down and punish illegal and smuggling REE operations. This is not the first time that the Chinese government has tried to tamper with - if not modernize - its rare earth industry, first by trying to rationalize resource management by shifting more co... More →
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) slapped down Chinese restrictions on rare-earth element exports as a phony environmental ruse that actually gives the domestic industries an unfair price advantage. The issue had been percolating for years amid a spike in demand for rare earths from the makers of high-tech products, including smartphones, aircraft engines and most electric and hybrid cars. Now, the WTO Appellate Body has sided with the U.S., the EU and Japan, which lodged a formal complaint against China in 2012. The WTO final ruling says China must drop its export tariffs and quotas within a... More →
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Jon Hykawy reports that in the past year well-respected voices have been saying that the problem with the industry is illegal production in China. Dr. Dudley Kingsnorth, for one, at the Argus Americas Rare Earth Summit in Las Vegas, outlined the problem as he sees it.

Basically, total legal production of rare earths in China in 2013 allowed for 105,000 tonnes. Fairly accurate estimates based on where that production occurred meant that about 20,995 tonnes of that was in the form of neodymium and praseodymium in 2013. But if you total the amount of magnets made in China in 2013, the ... More →
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Lynas Corporation, in Australia, is having a hard time of it as it ramps up its production of rare earth elements from the mine at Mount Weld and the processing plant in Malaysia. The share price has been bouncing around but the underlying cash flow numbers don not look good. How can this be, given that the company is (along with Molycorp) the solution to the Chinese monopolistic stranglehold over rare earth supplies for the globe. There is two possible explanations that we can put forward here, both of them economic. One is that China is manipulating that monopoly to Lynas detriment, the othe... More →
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The Russians might be tapped out of one of their most precious natural resources...Palladium, and that the country will not be able to supply the market, palladium prices could be headed for an explosive increase. Palladium is considered a precious metal but it is not used for jewelry as much as gold and silver are. Rather, the white metal is primarily used in consumer and industrial goods.
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One of 17 chemical elements classified as rare earths, dysprosium was first discovered by French chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1886 as an impurity in erbia, the oxide of erbium. However, pure samples of dysprosium were not produced until the 1950s.

Not all rare earth elements are actually rare, but this metal lives up to the label. Indeed, the name dysprosium is derived from the Greek work ...dysprositos, which translates to ...hard to get at.

Like the other lanthanides, dysprosium is found in monazite and bastnaesite deposits, but smaller quantities can also be found i... More →
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Lee Billings reports that China, Russia and the U.S. are developing and testing controversial new capabilities to wage war in space despite their denial of such work. The most worrisome military flashpoint is arguably not in the Strait of Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula, Iran, Israel, Kashmir or Ukraine. In fact, it cannot be located on any map of Earth. To see it, just look up into a clear sky, to Earth orbit, where a conflict is unfolding that is an arms race in all but name.

The emptiness of outer space might be the last place you would expect militaries to vie over contested territ... More →
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Search results for Videos on rare earth projects around the world.
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Andrew Topf reports that the U.S. 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).

The data comes from statistics gathered by the USGS on about 90 mineral commodities considered essential for the U.S. economy and national security. Concerns have been raised for years that the U.S. is too dependent on other countries, namely China, for rare-earth elements deemed essential for its aerospace and electronics industries, leading to suggestions that the U.S. create a strateg... More →
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US Rare Earths reported that the USGS has confirmed the presence of dark monazite at the US Rare Earth Last Chance mine. The company has demonstrated that dark monazite has lower potential processing costs. The Last Chance Mine is located in the Lemhi Pass Area of Idaho and Montana, and it contains one of the longest, identified mineralized veins in the region. The Lemhi Pass area has more than 200 mineralized veins. The company holds 140 claims in the Lemhi Pass area which cover a significant number of these historically known mineralized veins.

The USGS has identified the presence... More →
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US Rare Earths has one of the best chances of developing a successful rare earths mining and processing facility in the United States thanks to its rare earths property at Lemhi Pass (western Montana and eastern Idaho), for which it has already completed a NI- 43-101 compliant preliminary exploration and assessment showing high concentrations of critical rare earths. The company expects to begin processing by 2017 in the United States. The exploration record at Lemhi Pass suggests that it may hold the highest concentrations of rare earths elements in the U.S. USRE intends to revisit existing h... More →
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WNA, 2015, reports that a large amount of uranium is in rare-earths deposits, and may be extracted as a by-product. Higher uranium prices and geopolitical developments have enhanced the economic potential for recovering these.

In addition to the 5.4 million tonnes of uranium in the known recoverable resources, there are substantial amounts comprising what is known as unconventional resources. One of these is rare earths, in relation to which China has a preeminent position as supplier. This gives rise to commercial pressure for development of other deposits outside China. Some of th... More →
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Mark Wilcox reports that the University of Wyoming earned one of 10 grants from the U.S. DoE to research separating rare earths valuable to electronics manufacturing out of coal ash. The DOE said that it is looking for cost-effective and environmentally benign approaches to take rare earths out of coal and coal byproducts as rare earths become more valuable to the American way of life. The agency cited unique chemical properties making rare earth elements essential to electronics, computer and communications systems, transportation, health care and national defense. The demand, cost and availa... More →
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Shane Lasley reports that Ucore Rare Metals Inc. exploration endeavors are proving successful not only in expanding the heavy rare-earth elements-enriched deposit at the Bokan Mountain Project in Southeast Alaska, but in discovering new technologies that advance rare-earth refinement into the 21st Century.

Hoping to cash in on this success, a high net-worth American investor recently tendered a US 1 million dollar down payment toward royalties offered by Ucore. These royalties will not come from the future sale of rare earths mined at Bokan Mountain. Instead, they will derive from t... 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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Shane Lasley reports that a Swiss investment fund with ties to Russia-born billionaire Vladimir Iorich has put in a bid to buy the shuttered Mountain Pass rare earth-element mine in California, raising red flags for U.S. lawmakers concerned about the U.S. dependence on foreign countries for REEs and other metals necessary to maintain the U.S. military high-tech arsenal.

To help promote domestic production of these strategic metals and block foreign firms from buying rare earth mines on U.S. soil, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, introduced the Materials Essential to American Leader... More →
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Henry Ledyard opines that the trade war phase of the destruction of the U.S. economy is apparently beginning to ramp up. This involves protectionist policies after the removal of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. This is what happened in the 1930s leading up to the Weimer Republic currency collapse.

He expects that the Chinese government would halt exports or artificially raise the market price of rare earth metals used in high-end steel production. As China controls 95% of rare-earth production, they have a sufficient monopoly to pain U.S. producers. The flow in effect would b... More →
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Greg Klein reports that the REE industry calls on government to support a Canadian rare earths supply chain. Free markets supposedly work free of government meddling. But what capitalist would refer to free money, even from government, as meddling? As a number of industry and academic spokespeople told a Canadian parliamentary committee, other governments do it. Canada lags far behind not only China, but also the U.S. and Australia, in funding research and development for a national rare earths industry.

Industry calls on government to support a Canadian rare earths supply chain
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The USGS reports that The REE group is composed of 15 elements that range in atomic number from 57 (lanthanum) to 71 (lutetium) on the periodic table of elements, and are officially referred to as the lanthanoids, although they are commonly referred to as the lanthanides. The rare-earth element promethium (atomic number 61) is not included in discussions of REE deposits because the element is rare and unstable in nature. Yttrium (atomic number 39) is commonly regarded as an REE because of its chemical and physical similarities and affinities with the lanthanoids, and yttrium typically occurs i... More →
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U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5220. The objective of this study is to provide a nontechnical overview of domestic reserves and resources of REE and possibilities for utilizing those resources. At the present time, the United States obtains its REE raw materials from foreign sources, almost exclusively from China. Import dependence upon a single country raises serious issues of supply security. In a global context, domestic REE resources are modest and of uncertain value, hence, available resources in traditional trading partners (such as Canada and Australia) are... More →
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Rare-earth elements (REE - lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, scandium, and yttrium) have unique chemical, magnetic, and luminescent properties that make them critical to several high-technology industries. Their applications in many emerging technologies associated with the transport, information, environment, energy, defense, nuclear, and aerospace industries have gained rapid momentum in recent years. This, together with a narrow global supply base, has led to price incre... More →
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Ben Kramer-Miller reports that investors associate the production of rare earth elements with China. The Chinese certainly control a lot of REE production, yet their stranglehold over the industry is far from absolute. One small producing nation is India, with about 3,000 tonnes of production. Kramer-Miller concludes that India is positioned to dramatically grow that.

Recent developments suggest that India is poised to triple on a TREO basis in the next year alone with added production of REEs from monazite sand. This would still not be a lot compared with the Chinese, however Ind... More →
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Greg Klein reports that the appeal to Western markets is obvious, an advanced, low-cost rare earths project in a friendly jurisdiction. So even before the recent military build-up in the South China Sea, Commerce Resources experienced an increase in American requests for concentrate samples from its northern Quebec Ashram deposit. With the U.S. Navy now challenging Chinese territorial aggression, the confrontation seems to pit two superpowers against each other. But what does that really indicate?

It is actually one lonely small old Russian-built carrier against three U.S. Nimitz-cl... More →
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