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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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Scientists at the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Lawrence Livermore Lab, and Eck Industries announced last week that they have developed a new variety of aluminium alloys that are more resistant to heat and are easier to work with than current alloys. Such alloys have the potential to re-invigorate production of rare-earth elements, which are key to electronics and other modern and emerging technologies.

When rare earths are mined and extracted, the majority of such found in the U.S. is cerium and lanthanum, which have limited large-volume uses. To address this problem, the... 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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Based on finalized rare-earth production data for 2015, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ...

1. China
Mine Production - 105,000 tons

China dominates rare earth mineral production to such a degree that its export practices were recently challenged by the US European Union and Japan, resulting in a WTO ruling against the country rare-earth export quotas in 2014.

In the past, China has only exported 31,000 tons of its rare earth production. While the country claimed that the limitation was aimed at environmental protection, the WTO ruled that it... More →
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Clint Jasper report that a handful of Australian companies are angling to enter the global rare earths market, with hopes of becoming strategic suppliers of key elements in the production of electric and hybrid cars, smartphones and wind turbines.

The 17 chemical elements that make up the rare earths group are, in fact, fairly commonly found, although not often in quantities that are worth extracting. And not all rare earths are valued equally, some are almost worthless, while the magnet metals, neodymium, praseodymium and dysprosium, are what Australian companies call the sweet spo... 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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Worcester Polytechnic Institute reports that in an effort to help develop a sustainable domestic supply of rare earth elements and lessen the U.S. dependence on China for materials that are vital to the production of electronics, wind turbines and many other technologies, two researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a method of extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars.

With support from the WPI Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, chemical engineering, and... More →
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This 2011 paper by Ernst and Young builds on their analysis of the technology minerals sector contained in their previous paper, Material risk - Access to technology minerals. In that paper they considered the critical minerals supply risk issue for the high-tech industry. They concluded that there is an urgency for projects to be brought into production if they are to participate in the period of elevated prices. Over the last 12 months, there has been a surge in interest from the global press, along with serious concern from various worldwide government organizations regarding these technolo... More →
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Texas Mineral Resources Corp., an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths and a variety of other high-value elements and industrial minerals, is pleased to announce support for Congressman Duncan Hunter H.R. 1407 METALS bill, introduced on March 7th, as the Materials Essential To American Leadership and Security Act. The full text of the bill may be found at the following link:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1407/text

The bill seeks to, among other things, create a working capital fund administered by the DOD Logistics Agency (DLA) th... More →
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Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. announced it has entered into a uranium offtake agreement with a subsidiary of AREVA, the largest nuclear and renewables energy company in the world. According to the agreement, TRER will supply up to 300,000 pounds of natural uranium concentrates i.e., U308, per year based upon a pricing formula indexed to U308 spot prices at the times of delivery.

The Agreement is for a term of five years commencing in 2018 or as soon thereafter, contingent upon development and production at its Round Top project. Other terms and conditions of the Agreement ref... More →
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