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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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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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Search results for Videos on rare earth projects around the world.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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