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Texas Rare Earth Resources closed a private placement for gross proceeds of $659,500. Proceeds will be used for working capital and to advance the company Round Top project. The private placement included significant participation from existing institutional shareholders.

No fees or commissions were paid in connection with the placement. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the private placement for working capital to advance the Company Round Top Project through continued metallurgical research and development, including fulfilling the Company contract with the Departmen... More →
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TMR is an exploration company targeting the heavy-rare earths and a variety of other high-value elements and industrial minerals (U, Sc, and Li), announces that the Company will change its corporate name to Texas Mineral Resources Corp.

Their increasing confidence in the ion exchange and ion chromatography process in separating and purifying the strategically vital heavy rare-earth elements present in the Round Top ore now permits them to begin to examine the production and marketing of the variety of other elements that are leached from the rhyolite host rock.

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Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp., an exploration company targeting the heavy rare earths, reports that review of existing data and additional work by K-Tech Inc. at their lab in Lakeland, Florida indicate that potentially economically significant amounts of scandium are being leached from the Round Top rhyolite.

Initial column leach tests were conducted by RDI Inc. in Denver, Colorado in 2013. These results led to TRER adoption of the heap leaching model for extraction of rare earth from the Round Top ore. Since that time the Company has reviewed the raw data to evaluate the potenti... More →
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Texas Rare Earth Resources, Inc. reports that it is imperative to re-establish the United States as the leader in technology, production and refining of the strategically vital heavy rare earth elements. They intend to be the secure supplier of these elements which are the foundation of the U.S. defense and technological infrastructure. Their Round Top deposit is uniquely situated to fill this vital National need.

According to the 2011 Critical Materials Report issued from the U.S. Department of Energy, five of the rare earth elements were found to be critical in terms of supply ris... More →
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Benjamin Stupples and Agnieszka De Sousa report that rare earth minerals are not so rare anymore, thanks to China. Chinese exports of the minerals doubled in July from a year earlier, reaching the highest level in more than four years, according to government data. Shipments advanced after the country last year scrapped its 15-year-old export controls, and then in April removed a tax on ore shipments.

The group of 17 rare earths are used in everything from smart phones to electric cars to cruise missiles. China still accounts for more than 80 percent of global production, primarily ... More →
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Greg Klein reports that the appeal to Western markets is obvious, an advanced, low-cost rare earths project in a friendly jurisdiction. So even before the recent military build-up in the South China Sea, Commerce Resources experienced an increase in American requests for concentrate samples from its northern Quebec Ashram deposit. With the U.S. Navy now challenging Chinese territorial aggression, the confrontation seems to pit two superpowers against each other. But what does that really indicate?

It is actually one lonely small old Russian-built carrier against three U.S. Nimitz-cl... More →
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Ben Kramer-Miller reports that investors associate the production of rare earth elements with China. The Chinese certainly control a lot of REE production, yet their stranglehold over the industry is far from absolute. One small producing nation is India, with about 3,000 tonnes of production. Kramer-Miller concludes that India is positioned to dramatically grow that.

Recent developments suggest that India is poised to triple on a TREO basis in the next year alone with added production of REEs from monazite sand. This would still not be a lot compared with the Chinese, however Ind... More →
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Rare-earth elements (REE - lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, lutetium, scandium, and yttrium) have unique chemical, magnetic, and luminescent properties that make them critical to several high-technology industries. Their applications in many emerging technologies associated with the transport, information, environment, energy, defense, nuclear, and aerospace industries have gained rapid momentum in recent years. This, together with a narrow global supply base, has led to price incre... More →
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U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5220. The objective of this study is to provide a nontechnical overview of domestic reserves and resources of REE and possibilities for utilizing those resources. At the present time, the United States obtains its REE raw materials from foreign sources, almost exclusively from China. Import dependence upon a single country raises serious issues of supply security. In a global context, domestic REE resources are modest and of uncertain value, hence, available resources in traditional trading partners (such as Canada and Australia) are... More →
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Priscila Barrera reports that the rare-earth group is made up of 15 lanthanides, plus yttrium and scandium, and each has different applications, pricing and supply and demand dynamics. Rare earths are often divided into heavy and light categories based on their atomic weight. Heavy rare earths are generally more sought after, but light REEs are important as well.

Rare earths can also be grouped together according to how they are used. Those used to make magnet rare earths include praseodymium, neodymium, samarium and dysprosium, while phosphor rare earths, those used in lighting (an... More →
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The USGS reports that The REE group is composed of 15 elements that range in atomic number from 57 (lanthanum) to 71 (lutetium) on the periodic table of elements, and are officially referred to as the lanthanoids, although they are commonly referred to as the lanthanides. The rare-earth element promethium (atomic number 61) is not included in discussions of REE deposits because the element is rare and unstable in nature. Yttrium (atomic number 39) is commonly regarded as an REE because of its chemical and physical similarities and affinities with the lanthanoids, and yttrium typically occurs i... More →
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Jocelyn Aspa reports that the rare-earth industry has seen better times. Prices have struggled as result of oversupply, and many experts believe that 2017 will be another slow year for the space. Even so, it is worth reviewing which countries have the highest rare-earth reserves.

While in many cases the world major rare-earth producers hold large reserves, some countries have low rare-earth production and high reserves. The U.S. did not produce rare earths in 2016, but its reserves are the seventh-highest in the world. It is possible that the U.S. and others could become bigger pla... More →
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Greg Klein reports that the REE industry calls on government to support a Canadian rare earths supply chain. Free markets supposedly work free of government meddling. But what capitalist would refer to free money, even from government, as meddling? As a number of industry and academic spokespeople told a Canadian parliamentary committee, other governments do it. Canada lags far behind not only China, but also the U.S. and Australia, in funding research and development for a national rare earths industry.

Industry calls on government to support a Canadian rare earths supply chain
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Henry Ledyard opines that the trade war phase of the destruction of the U.S. economy is apparently beginning to ramp up. This involves protectionist policies after the removal of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. This is what happened in the 1930s leading up to the Weimer Republic currency collapse.

He expects that the Chinese government would halt exports or artificially raise the market price of rare earth metals used in high-end steel production. As China controls 95% of rare-earth production, they have a sufficient monopoly to pain U.S. producers. The flow in effect would b... More →
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Rare earths were not mined in the U.S. during 2016. Bastnaesite, a rare-earth
fluorocarbonate mineral, was previously mined as a primary product at Mountain Pass, CA, which was put on care-and-maintenance in the fourth quarter of 2015. The estimated value of rare-earth compounds and metals imported by the U.S. in 2016 was $120 million, a decrease from $160 million imported in 2015. The estimated distribution of rare earths by end use was as follows ... catalysts, 55%, metallurgical applications and alloys, 15%, ceramics and glass, 10%, polishing, 10%, and other, 10%.

The suspen... More →
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Shane Lasley reports that a Swiss investment fund with ties to Russia-born billionaire Vladimir Iorich has put in a bid to buy the shuttered Mountain Pass rare earth-element mine in California, raising red flags for U.S. lawmakers concerned about the U.S. dependence on foreign countries for REEs and other metals necessary to maintain the U.S. military high-tech arsenal.

To help promote domestic production of these strategic metals and block foreign firms from buying rare earth mines on U.S. soil, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, introduced the Materials Essential to American Leader... More →
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Teresa Matich reports that Ucore has successfully separated each of the rare earth elements from a pregnant leach solution derived from feedstock from its Bokan Dotson-Ridge project in Alaska. The next day, it announced that it has paid 2.9 million dollars to secure exclusive rights to the Molecular Recognition Technology - MRT - that brought that success from IBC Advanced Technologies.

For heavy rare earths, there is a significant increases in the price of heavy rare earths over the last four or five months. The Molycorp ore body contains about 1 percent of their rare earths are h... More →
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In a report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, the Senate Armed Services Committee, strongly encourages the Department to make use of existing authorities, to enter into commitments to purchase strategic and critical materials, from U.S. domestic producers that the Department believes are likely to initiate commercial production of such materials within the next five years.

Significantly, the Committee has additionally provided $39.6 million in funding for the Army Research Laboratory for materials technology research, including $10 million d... More →
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Shane Lasley reports that Ucore Rare Metals Inc. exploration endeavors are proving successful not only in expanding the heavy rare-earth elements-enriched deposit at the Bokan Mountain Project in Southeast Alaska, but in discovering new technologies that advance rare-earth refinement into the 21st Century.

Hoping to cash in on this success, a high net-worth American investor recently tendered a US 1 million dollar down payment toward royalties offered by Ucore. These royalties will not come from the future sale of rare earths mined at Bokan Mountain. Instead, they will derive from t... More →
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Mark Wilcox reports that the University of Wyoming earned one of 10 grants from the U.S. DoE to research separating rare earths valuable to electronics manufacturing out of coal ash. The DOE said that it is looking for cost-effective and environmentally benign approaches to take rare earths out of coal and coal byproducts as rare earths become more valuable to the American way of life. The agency cited unique chemical properties making rare earth elements essential to electronics, computer and communications systems, transportation, health care and national defense. The demand, cost and availa... More →
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WNA, 2015, reports that a large amount of uranium is in rare-earths deposits, and may be extracted as a by-product. Higher uranium prices and geopolitical developments have enhanced the economic potential for recovering these.

In addition to the 5.4 million tonnes of uranium in the known recoverable resources, there are substantial amounts comprising what is known as unconventional resources. One of these is rare earths, in relation to which China has a preeminent position as supplier. This gives rise to commercial pressure for development of other deposits outside China. Some of th... More →
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US Rare Earths has one of the best chances of developing a successful rare earths mining and processing facility in the United States thanks to its rare earths property at Lemhi Pass (western Montana and eastern Idaho), for which it has already completed a NI- 43-101 compliant preliminary exploration and assessment showing high concentrations of critical rare earths. The company expects to begin processing by 2017 in the United States. The exploration record at Lemhi Pass suggests that it may hold the highest concentrations of rare earths elements in the U.S. USRE intends to revisit existing h... More →
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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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