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Deepak Kumar Sahu reports that the Geological Survey of India expediting rare earth exploration work at Barme in India. As part of its strategy to counter the Chinese monopoly in rare earth element production, in a first, India plans to auction one such rare earth deposit in Rajasthan.

They had a detailed discussion with GSI (Geological Survey of India) and other ministry officials on rare earths in the country. They asked GSI to speed up geophysical studies and identify the blocks for one such deposit in Rajasthan, India mines secretary Balvinder Kumar told VCCircle.

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Innovation Metals Corp., a private Canadian company and the developer of the patent-pending RapidSX process, announced today the successful completion of a demonstration program to produce commercial-grade Pr-Nd oxide, using feedstock from the Minera Serra Verde deposit in Goias State, Brazil. IMC proprietary RapidSX solvent-extraction process was developed for the low-cost separation of rare-earth elements, nickel, cobalt and other technology metals.

Pr-Nd oxide is in increasing demand for the production of high-performance permanent magnets, used in a wide variety of industrial, ... More →
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Jack Lifton reports that Deng Xiaoping put China on its modern trajectory by inverting the path chosen by his well known predecessor, Mao Zedong. Deng chose to advance the trek towards communism by adopting a form of capitalism, but, as he said, one with Chinese characteristics. From that time, the early 1980s until today (Summer 2015) capitalism advanced in China almost entirely without a stock market. At least not with one open to the retail (general public) investors and traders. Many pundits see Capitalism with Chinese characteristics becoming indistinguishable over time from American free... More →
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Charlotte McLeod presents a collection of articles from Critical Metals Investing News looking at the companies shaping the investment opportunity. The 17 elements that make up the group of rare earth metals are as diverse in their applications as they are challenging to pronounce. They are often broken up into two categories according to their atomic weight on the periodic table ... light and heavy rare earths.

Some of the common light rare earths are of less value than heavies on the market, yet are in higher demand. While the heavies are of high value many of the elements have sm... More →
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Investment intelligence Report - IIR - for self-directed, accredited investors provides detailed in-depth analyses. The industry leaders, high net-worth investors and intellectuals, who comprise InvestorIntel.com global audience, are privy to some of the best investment intelligence in the world.

InvestorIntelReport membership gives you a competitive advantage and critical analysis of investment opportunities from key industry experts and exclusive video content from international analysts to editorial commentary, plus additional benefits such as discounts to premium investment even... More →
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In a special InvestorIntel video interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with Jack Lifton, Sr. Editor for InvestorIntel about the collapse of rare earth prices in China and the impact on the rare earth markets. He also explains what really happened with Molycorp and why Neo Material Technologies still has a pulse. He then explains how at the Global Technology Metals Market summit on October 14th he will be presenting his thoughts on the impact of the Chinese economic turmoil upon the technology metals supply chains and how to lessen the impact in the future. Jack clarifies that he will be a... More →
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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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The Jongju REE target can be seen as a potential economic dynamo in the region. The project can be classified as a Super Deposit and can support a Super Mine status for more than 100 years. Based on data produced by limited drilling and a comprehensive trenching exercise, the following summary is indicative of the Jongju Deposit - 664.9 Mt more than 9.00 per cent TREO, 634.0 Mt more than 5.70 less than 9.00 per cent, TREO, 2.077 Bt more than 3.97 less than 5.70 per cent, TREO, 340.4 Mt greater than 1.35 less than 3.97 per cent TREO, and 2.339 Bt of 1.35 per cent TREO are present in the Jongj... More →
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Alastair Neill reports that we have come a long way from the heady days of 2010-2011 when everyone jumped on the rare earth bandwagon and raising money was simple if you had rare earths in your company name. A lot has changed since then but there is still a lot of noise and mixed messages and fund raising has become a real fight for survival in a very challenging market.

Every project is the next best one outside of China and if one reviews PEA and PFS reports all elements can be sold at projected prices with no context of supply and demand. In an attempt to level the playing field ... More →
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Jack Lifton opines that in 2007 he represented SQA, the second largest producer of lithium from brines, to the U.S. OEM automotive industry. And the last meeting he attended between GM and SQA was what he called a teachable moment for the case of recycling lithium-ion batteries for automotive propulsion systems.

He never for a moment, his says, believed in 2007 that General Motors had an interest in buying lithium carbonate from SQA for its (GM) own use, but he knew that the then purchasing director of the corporation had an interest in buying commodity metals and chemicals and then... More →
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Jack Lifton reviews Professor Dudley Kingsnorth - The Rare Earths Industry - Marking Time, of the Australian Curtin University in Perth is recognized as one of the premier experts on the rare earths sector outside of China. He publishes a periodic review of the industry, which is first released to a subscription group of companies and individuals. The current review is entitled - The Rare Earths Industry Marking Time.

After receiving the Professor - The Rare Earths Industry - Marking Time - was to be summarized by Investor-Intel, Tracy Weslosky the Publisher of InvestorIntel asked m... More →
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Henry Lazenby reports that lower rare earths prices and the increased availability of rare-earth compounds had led to increased US consumption in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey had found. However, in its latest mineral commodity summary for the abundant group of 17 elements composed of scandium, yttrium, and the lanthanides, the USGS noted that increased domestic output of separated rare-earth products was hampered by technical difficulties in the ramp up of new production capacity.

Despite increased global demand for rare earths in the permanent magnet and catalyst industries, pr... More →
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Michael Roddan reports that Australian rare-earths miner Lynas has emerged from the industry boom-and-bust as the lone survivor, and as chief executive Amanda Lacaze begins to market the firm to ­investors. A resurgent Lynas has seen its stock rally from a low point of 3.3c earlier this year to 11.5c at the close of trade on Monday (closing at 11c yesterday), taking the ASX200 company market capitalization from $115 million to more than $400m in less than three months.

This is a recovery from near death, Foster Stockbroking anal... More →
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Mt Weld Rare Earths Oxide (REO) deposit known as the 'Central Lanthanide Deposit' (CLD) is one of the world's richest Rare Earths ore body, capable of supplying up to 20% of the global market for 30 years. Lynas Corporation Limited has signed an agreement with China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd (CNMC), whereby CNMC is proposed to become a new majority shareholder in the company, strengthening China's control of the global market.
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Michael Roddan, of the Australian Business Review, reports that Australian rare earths miner Lynas says it is striking more supply deals with customers who are seeking to hedge against another crisis in the metals market, as the company exceeds its production output for the first half of the financial year.

Lynas today said it produced 949 tonnes of NdPr during the three months to the end of December, bring its half-yearly output to 1,916 tonnes ... well above its creditor target of 1,860 tonnes. The strong production meant its interest rate under its debt facility reduced to 6.5% p... More →
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Rick Wallace reports that a rare earth metals expert has rated the survival of Australian producer, Lynas, as a 50-50 proposition, warning that although the company was now well managed, low prices for its output mean it was vulnerable to being taken over by a Japanese or Korean company. Rare metals specialist Jack Lifton shrugged off recent moves from China to scrap rare earth export quotas, saying it was just designed to please the World Trade Organisation and would not ­really affect how much was exported from China.

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Tatiana Correia reports that progress in the field of electrocaloric coolers is determined not only by development of new working media, but also by the ability to traceably and accurately measure electrocaloric properties in materials.

Cooling and heating of buildings represent almost 40% of total EU27 energy consumption and are responsible for 36% of global warming emissions. A great deal of effort has gone into developing vapor-compression alternative technology to reduce artificial cooling environmental impact and expand its benefits. On the other hand, industries, such as ele... More →
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Medallion Resources Ltd. is a rare-earth exploration company that describes itself as challenging the current practice of rare-earth juniors, which are focused on tackling hard-rock occurrences with complex metallurgy, to achieve significant near-term, low-cost production. Instead of taking the traditional route to rare-earth mining, Medallion accesses the rare-earth phosphate mineral monazite, which is rich in rare earths, and readily available as a by-product from heavy-mineral-sand mining reserves in the Indian Ocean basin.

Since 2011, Medallion has been working to develop a rare... More →
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Medallion Resources is focused on the opportunity for low-cost, near-term, rare-earth production by exploiting the mineral monazite. Monazite is a rare-earth phosphate that is available as a by-product from existing mining and mineral-sands sources, principally in the Indian Ocean basin. Rare earths are used in critical components for virtually all computing and mobile electronic products, as well as wind turbines, electric and hybrid vehicles, and strategic defense systems. Medallion is committed to following best practices and accepted international standards in all aspects of mineral proces... More →
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Medallion Resources Ltd. has received positive feedback from reputable rare-earth processing companies regarding its mixed rare-earth concentrate product samples. As of October 26, 2015, sample product and specification sheets were provided to interested parties under confidentiality agreements. Based on those responses, it is clear that this concentrate product, once capable of being produced in commercial quantities, is suitable for input into standard commercial rare-earth refineries or separation plants.

This is a welcome and expected response as well as validation of the Medall... More →
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Medallion Resources has produced a calcium phosphate by-product through the recent bench-scale metallurgical testing of its rare-earth extraction process. The company said phosphate typically makes up 24% to 29% of the mineral monazite, which is the feedstock for its rare-earth extraction process.

Once in production, the by-product is expected to represent an additional revenue stream for Medallion. Medallion Resources President & CEO Don Lay said that their rare-earth extraction flow sheet makes available the phosphate component of the monazite feedstock as they produce a refin... More →
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Dr. Reed M. Izatt opines that the military of 2016 differs in significant ways from that of a century ago. Weapons based on hydraulic and mechanical principles dominated the scene through much of the 20th century. The electronic-based weaponry of today is particularly impressive for its advanced capabilities. What is very well understood by the military, but less so by the average citizen, is that modern electronics-based weaponry depends on rare earth metals for its function.

Without such resources, including selected rare earth metals, much of this weaponry could not be manufactu... More →
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Greg Klein reports that as Molycorp bankruptcy leaves Lynas Corp the sole producer outside China, Core Consultants reportedly told Mining Indaba-16 to expect more rare earth project closures. But it is against this background of lower prices and higher supply that Commerce Resources continues to raise money and move its Ashram deposit in northern Quebec towards pre-feasibility. Clearly something distinguishes this project, which president Chris Grove is determined to develop into a low-cost producer competitive with China. That has potential customers interested.

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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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Shane Lasley asks what does Molycorp Inc. bankruptcy have to do with the price of rare earths in China? Some analysts say everything, while other experts in the field point to other weaknesses as the root cause of the American REE mine undoing.

When China put a choke hold on its exports of rare earth elements in 2010, Molycorp was already well on its way to seizing the opportunity to reopen the Mountain Pass Mine in California, an operation hailed for its ability to re-establish an American supply of these coveted high-technology minerals. As a result of this move to be a major non-... More →
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