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Rainbow Rare Earths has commenced activities at the high-grade Gakara rare earth project in Burundi following its successful IPO in January. This follows Rainbow Rare Earth US$8 million fundraising and successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange in January 2017.

Gakara is one of the highest grade (47% to 67% total rare earth oxide) rare earths projects globally and is targeting first production and sales of rare earth concentrate by 2017 year end. Preparation for mining at Gakara is already underway at the company first production site, with haulage and access road construction bein... More →
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Randy Scott says that the processing, particularly the separation side of things, is very competitive. He has been spending a lot of time and a lot of money trying to look at adding value to their concentrates, which he thinks he has done nicely with the pure concentrate they are producing, but because of that they wanted to look at going up the value chain and further separating the products. They have test work underway now for a couple of three months to try to evaluate how their concentrates would perform if they were to develop technology to further separate them.

From a separa... More →
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Meng Fanbin and Yuan Hui report that nontoxic colorant from rare earths is expected to be put into full production in the current year in Baotou, the biggest city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, following a decision by the local government to upgrade the rare earths industry to value-added processes against previously mining the raw materials.

Due to its perfect coloring and nontoxic properties the coloring agent, mainly for plastics and leathers, can replace most existing dyes in the market, said Zhang Hongjie, inventor of the colorant and member of the Chinese Academy of ... More →
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The Rare Earth Elements (REE) are a group of seventeen metallic elements. Their use in high-tech applications such as plasma screens, electronics, medical imaging and low carbon technologies including wind turbines and hybrid vehicles has led global demand to increase by more than 50 per cent in the last decade, and this is expected to rise further.
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A briefing note by the Geological Society of London (GSL), December 2011. The GSL has produced this briefing on these vital mineral resources to inform debate among scientists, policy-makers, potential investors and other industry players.

The rare earth elements (REE) have a wide variety of uses and applications, from LCD and plasma screens to jet engines and medical tracers. An increasingly important area of their use is in the production of low-carbon technologies such as wind turbines, electric traction motors and hybrid vehicles. As a result, demand for REE has increased by mo... More →
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Rare earth elements are a group of 17 chemical elements that occur together in the periodic table. The group consists of yttrium, scandium, and 15 lanthanide elements (lanthanum, cerium, thulium, ytterbium, praseodymium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, holmium, erbium, and lutetium). The 17 rare earth elements are found in all rare earth elements deposits. However, their distribution and concentration varies.

Rare earth elements are broadly classified into two categories ... light rare earth elements and heavy rare earth elements.These ha... More →
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The rare earth market outlook for 2016 is not looking much better than 2015. Hykawy has argued that the issue is with a lack of demand for legally produced quantities of rare earths, since a lack of secure supply for the metals has led to avoiding using them altogether. He concludes, based on conversations with management groups and with RandD teams, that the issue is many companies, especially in the western world, have decided that they simply do not want to take the risk of including rare earths in their supply chains, he explained. Separately, he stated, he was hopeful about the markets mo... More →
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The rare earth metals market report by Transparency Market Research provides a comprehensive analysis of the rare earth metals industry in the context of the global market. This study analyzes and interprets key market dynamics for rare earth metals including drivers, restraints, and opportunities. This report segments the market on regional, product and application level as well as provides the estimates and forecasts for each sub segment. The study provides in-depth analysis of rare earth metals market from demand perspective, along with market estimates and forecast from 2012 to 2018, in te... More →
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In a recent market research study about the global market for rare earth metals, Transparency Market Research (TMR) states that the market will tread along an impressive growth path over the period between 2012 and 2018 and expand at a 13.0% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). If the growth figures hold true, the market, which had a valuation of US$3.9 billion in 2012, will reach US$8.2 billion by 2018. In terms of volume, the market is expected to rise to a valuation of 290 kilotons by 2018.

Rare earth metals are used on a large scale in everyday devices such as DVDs, automotive ca... More →
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The global rare earth metal market is evincing intense interest from various market players because of its growth prospects with a rise in production capacities across the world as governments try to secure and leverage these scarce resources. This expansion in the supplier base will drastically change the supplier landscape and is expected to lead to a softening of prices going forward.

Complete report on rare earth metals market spread across 99 pages, analyzing 5 major companies and providing 43 data exhibits is now available at..

http://www.reportsnreports.com/report... More →
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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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Karl Herchenroeder reports that without a U.S. supply base, should the Chinese ever decide to curtail the supply of these materials to the U.S., we would be left without access, endangering the stability of both our domestic economy and our military, Ucore vice president of project development Randy MacGillivray told a panel recently.

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) agreed with MacGillivray, saying that Congress needs to develop a predictable and timely permitting process that still adequately protects the environment. MacGillivray said China is able to dominate the market using outdated ... 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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The research study focuses on Global Rare Earth Phosphors Market with major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials, equipment and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out.

Global Rare Earth Phosphors Industry Research Report 2017 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and compe... 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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Roskill reports that the positive trend for the rare earths industry has continued into mid-2017 with rising Chinese domestic prices for many rare earth products and increasing output from non-Chinese producers Lynas and India Rare Earths. Roskill revised its automotive forecast and predicts robust growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market over the next decade suggesting greater potential demand growth for neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets. These developments are welcomed by both existing and potential rare earth producers, which have previously suffered from a long period of falling price... 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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Rare Earth Salts, a leading mineral and applications technology company, and Minera BioLantanidos, the first Chilean Rare Earth company, today announced the signing of a commercial agreement to produce separated rare earth oxides from MBL ionic clay deposit. The Parties expect to produce fifteen (15) high purity rare earth oxides with initial salable product expected in first half of 2019.

This is a significant milestone for the rare earth industry. Together they will be bringing into production and establishing a consistent, high value, low cost, and environmentally friendly rare e... 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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