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Teresa Matich reports that rare earths are not as rare as you might think, but the market and rare earth metals prices are certainly complicated. There are 17 rare earths in all, and each can be classified under different groups, with prices for multiple individual and mixed products.

From heavy rare earths to light rare earths, magnet materials and beyond, it can all seem a bit overwhelming at first glance. Case in point, Argus Rare Earths keeps track of no less than 58 rare earth metals prices and rare earth oxide prices every two weeks.

This is a short introduction to ... More →
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Henry Ledyard opines that some of these rare earth companies will be lottery tickets (small entry price with potential for high returns but also high risk) while others may collapse due to collapsing materials price. If China raises the price of rare earth materials, then these companies will do very well. However, do not expect that to happen soon as lower China industrial demand is causing prices to drop. Prices are 10% to 20% of their peak prices.

Ledyard includes links to the many rare earth explorers/miners -

Molycorp USA (rare earth miner) - MCPIQ (Previously MCP)More →
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Si Huan reports that about 90 percent of China rare earth mining companies are incurring losses as rare-earth prices continue to plummet due to overcapacity and illegal mining, industry officials said on Saturday. Chen Zhanheng, deputy secretary-general of the Association of China Rare Earth Industry, said that most of the rare earth companies have been consistently losing money with many even facing the probability of unit closures this year.

Some small smelters have stopped paying admission fees as the situation is becoming worse, he told China Daily on the sidelines of the 7th Ch... More →
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Jocelyn Aspa reports that 2016 has been another challenging year for the rare earth industry. Nonetheless, analysts were not expecting much from the industry at the end of 2015. Analysts indicate that demand for select rare earth elements ought to remain healthy but disconnected from overall price.

Similarly, Industrial Minerals note that the Chinese supply will continue pulling down prices until there is a firm policy in place to shut down artisan mines, or the emergence of new demand.

Still, the rare earth industry is expected to recover at some point and some say the f... More →
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Greenland Minerals and Energy, an Australian company, has released the feasibility study for its Kvanefjeld rare earth-uranium-zinc project. The resource is greater than 1.0 billion tonnes, giving the project an initial mine life of 37 years. Potential exists to extend the timeline.

The feasibility study outlines a project that will produce rare earth produces, uranium oxide, zinc concentrate, and fluorspar. The pre-production cost will be 1.36 billion ADollars. Mine development, the plant, utilities, indirect costs and contingency add up to 1.12 billion ADollars. Another 240 millio... More →
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Warren Dick reports that Peak Resources is moving the Ngualla Rare Earth Project in Tanzania through a Bankable Feasibility Study, with the financial help of Appian Natural Resources Fund and the International Finance Corporation.

The Ngualla deposit is rich in magnetic rare earth elements praseodymium (Pr) and neodymium (Nd). They have a combined head grade of 1% of praseodymium and neodymium, and that is the highest grade of any undeveloped projects in the world. The plan is to develop an operation that will produce less than a year of global supply. Because of the head grade is s... More →
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Fan Feifei reports that the reorganization of the Chinese six major rare earth groups is expected to be complete by the end of June, 2016. Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xin Guobin said. The companies core competence will be enhanced, he said, through closing down factories, weeding out and transferring outdated capacity. All the substantive restructuring will be finished by the end of June.

He said ministry officials will also continue to implement targeted policies to support the reshuffle, and the six groups themselves will continue to improve their coordina... More →
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Rare Earth Salts announced that it has a defined path to near term commercialization of its rare earth separation technology. Company CEO Allen Kruse has said that Rare Earth Salts low-cost technology will allow rare earth companies to directly compete with domestic Chinese pricing.

The RES technical team claims to have demonstrated some of the lowest operating costs and highest efficiency in the industry with their environmentally friendly process, projected the cost to be below 4 dollars per kilogram.

They reported that their separations technology is the missing piec... More →
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Manuel Quiones reports that one large bag of the element lanthanum in powder form, like the ones littering a warehouse floor at Molycorp Inc. facility recently, would have cost roughly $100,000 in 2011, after China decided to clamp down on exports. These days, the cost of that same 1-ton batch of rare earth oxide, found in dusty, white plastic pouches branded with the company signature blue and green logo, has plummeted to about $8,000.

Low prices have pushed Molycorp, whose 800-acre facility is nestled between brown ragged mountains near the Mojave Desert, into federal bankruptcy p... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that investors in the rare earths industry might have been hearing a bit more about rare earths in Chile lately. Privately held mining company BioLantanidos has been making headlines with its rare earths project in the country, set to begin producing by the end of 2016.

Held by private equity firm Minera Activa, BioLantanidos has been developing its rare earths project over the past four years. The company says that the project could have one of the lowest cash costs and capex requirements in the world.

More importantly, some are saying the company c... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that it has been an interesting year for the rare earths industry so far, with a number of big changes hitting the market. From rare earths tax and tariff changes being enacted in China to Molycorp declaration of bankruptcy in June, there has been plenty for rare earths investors to watch and digest over the first half of the year.

Castilloux opines on where he sees prices heading in 2015 and beyond, and about what rare earths investors should be watching in light of recent changes in China. Castilloux discusses in Part 2 the Molycorp bankruptcy, the future of ... 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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Rare Element Resources - REE - is developing the Bear Lodge Rare Earth Oxide - REO - project in Wyoming, US. Over the past two months, REE has revised up expected thorium-free REO product purities to 99.999 per cent, published the positive results of its trenching exercise and provided an update on slight delays in the permitting process.

Additional funding will be needed for the planned larger-scale demonstration plant.
Their reworked dividend discount-based company valuation, at a 10 per cent discount rate, is US 1.05 dollars per share - previously US 1.44 dollars per share.... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that Rare Element Resources is advancing its Bear Lodge rare earth element (REE) project in Wyoming, but the company is also making progress with its proprietary REE separation technology. The company recently announced bench-scale test results for its process, with highlights including fewer steps, a smaller footprint, lower acid and energy requirements and the successful removal of thorium and cerium early in the process.

Even more recently, Rare Element Resources reported some important progress at Bear Lodge, noting that it has submitted applications for tw... More →
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Journal of Metals provides an update on the activities of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), and focuses on the importance of recycling of rare earths to mitigate the so-called Balance Problem. The CR3 is a research center established by Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Colorado School of Mines, and KU Leuven. 28 corporations and national laboratories along with support from the U.S. National Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) program are sponsors of the center. The balance between the demand of the economic markets and the natural ... More →
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Christian Nordqvist reports that a significant rare earth element and poly-metallic claim discovery was announced by Compania Minera Rio Sol SAC and RioSol SAC LLC in Peru on Wednesday. The report suggests the 10-kilometer claim is the largest rare earth discovery ever made in Peru, containing LREEs (light rare earth elements) and HREEs (heavy rare earth elements and metals). According to third-party geology and geochemical analyses, the claim, which is located about 95 kilometers - 59 miles - northwest of Cusco, is the largest in Peru history.

The claim is one of the newest rare ea... 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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Jon Yeomans reports that investors will be able to buy a slice of a rare earth miner in Burundi after Rainbow Rare Earths revealed plans to list on the London Stock Exchange.
RRE wants to raise 5.7 million Pounds to dust off and restart the Gakara mine in the landlocked east African country, which operated for 30 years until 1978.

Rare earths enjoyed a flurry of interest at the start of the decade before prices cooled. However, RRE believes the minerals at Gukara, such as lanthanum, cerium and neodymium, will enjoy rising demand as they are needed in batteries, magnets and the ... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that lately there have been several new discoveries of rare earths mineralization, and at least one company has expanded mineralization at its project through additional drilling. The news is encouraging in that while rare earths are not actually very rare in terms of distribution in the Earth crust, it is difficult to find deposits that are economically mineable.

Search Minerals reported a new rare earths discovery in the Port Hope Simpson REE district in Labrador. It is the second REE discovery in the area, with the first being the Foxtrot deposit. So far th... More →
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Kirstin Linnenkoper reports that the rare-earth metals market will increase 14% in the period from 2015 to 2019, as predicted in a new study from ReportsNReports. Expansion in the supplier base will drastically change the supplier landscape and is expected to lead to a softening of prices going forward, the analysts contend.

Worldwide demand for rare earths is projected to increase 3.5% per annum to 149,500 tonnes in 2019, valued at US$4.5 billion, the study says. In terms of consumption, China accounted for around 63% of market share during 2014 and is expected to maintain its lead... 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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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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In 1980s, the smelting separation technology popularized in three state-owned rare earth factories situated in Baotou, Shanghai and Zhujiang was spread over China quickly, and the productivity of Chinese smelting separation products of rare earth also expanded promptly. At present, China mainly concentrates on three rare earth resources, forming three production bases: northern rare earth production base with hybrid rare earth minerals as raw materials is led by Baotou Rare Earth High-tech Company and Gansu Rare Earth Company. Medium-heavy rare earth production base with southern ionic ores as... 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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Teresa Matich reports that at the PDAC conference in Toronto this year, Ryan Castilloux, founding director and industry analyst at Adamas Intelligence, discussed his predictions for rare-earths prices, specifically giving his thoughts on several heavy rare-earths prices. Specifically, he stated that his predictions for increases in dysprosium prices and in terbium prices are holding up well so far in 2015 and added that the gap is closing between neodymium prices and praseodymium prices. He cited increased demand from magnet manufacturers as one of the drivers behind those gains.

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