Artificial material mimics rare earth compounds

Mining News Pro - Physicists have created a new ultra-thin, two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds.

Auxico plans to build $116 million rare earth refinery in Colombia

Mining News Pro - Auxico Resources Canada is making plans to build a 10,000-sq.-metre rare earth refinery in the free trade zone in the city of Santa Marta, Colombia. With a throughput of 36,000 tonnes per year, the estimated cost of the plant will be $116.2 million.

Scientists want to engineer bacteria to sustainability mine rare earths

Mining News Pro - A new study published in Nature Communications describes a proof of principle for engineering a bacterium, Gluconobacter oxydans, that takes a first step towards meeting skyrocketing rare earth element demand in a way that matches the cost and efficiency of traditional thermochemical extraction and refinement methods and is clean enough to meet US environmental standards.

Lynas Rare Earths begins contracting for process plant

Mining News Pro - Lynas Rare Earths has kicked off construction of its Kalgoorlie processing facility in Western Australia, awarding a formative contract to a WestStar Industrial subsidiary for $12 million.

While China will continue to use rare earths in EVs, Europe may be trying different options

Mining News Pro - A new report by IDTechEx anticipates China continuing to use permanent magnet motors in its EVs but Europe making efforts to decrease the utilization of magnetic materials and especially heavy rare-earths.

Lynas Rare Earths processing plant EPA approved

Mining News Pro - Lynas Rare Earths has had its proposal for a processing facility near Kalgoorlie-Boulder recommended for environmental approval by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in Western Australia.

Hochschild to spin off Chilean rare earths project

Mining News Pro - Hochschild Mining is spinning off its Chilean rare earth project Aclara to focus on its core precious metals business while continuing to hold 20% of the new Toronto-listed company.

Rare earths sector at risk of more substitution if prices spike

Mining News Pro - The rare earth sector is likely to face more substitution unless production ramps up sharply to close a looming supply gap, an industry executive has warned.

Rainbow Rare Earths to use special separation tech at South Africa project

Mining News Pro - Africa-focused Rainbow Rare Earths (LON: RBW) has inked an an agreement with US-based K-Technologies to use its separation method in the miner’s Phalaborwa rare earths project in South Africa.

Old protein finds new use detecting rare earth elements

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered a new way to detect terbium, a valuable rare earth element, in difficult environments like acid mine waste.

Iluka setting up WA for self-sufficient rare earths

Mining News Pro - Iluka Resources has continued to develop its Western Australian mineral sands operations, after Eneabba began phase two construction and Capel rebounded from a suspension in the first half of 2021.

Canada’s first rare earth miner in trading halt on expansion rumours

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Vital Metals, the first rare earths producer in Canada, has announced a trading halt until Thursday, August 12, on reports of negotiations to acquire two projects in Quebec, one of which is considered to be the world’s fourth largest dysprosium deposit.

African rare earth projects moving forward despite challenges

Mining News Pro - A recent report by Roskill commends the efforts by a number of African countries to establish a diversified rare earths supply chain but points out that developing projects that satisfy all parties involved comes with several challenges.

Lynas Rare Earths switches on in Kalgoorlie

Mining News Pro - Lynas Rare Earths has contracted Mayfield Group Holdings for transportable switchrooms at its rare earth project near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.

China frictions steer electric automakers away from rare earth magnets

Mining News Pro - As tensions mount between China and the United States, automakers in the West are trying to reduce their reliance on a key driver of the electric vehicle revolution - permanent magnets, sometimes smaller than a pack of cards, that power electric engines.

Energy Fuels’ first shipment creates US-Europe rare earths supply chain

Mining News Pro - Energy Fuels and Neo Performance Materials created a new United States-to-Europe rare earth supply chain this week when the first container – with 20 tonnes of product – of an expected 15 containers of mixed rare earth carbonate produced at Energy Fuels’ White Mesa Mill in Utah was shipped to Neo’s rare earth separations facility in Estonia.

White Mesa mill ships rare earths to Neo’s Estonia facility

Mining News Pro - The first container of about 20 t of mixed rare earth carbonate produced at Energy Fuels’ White Mesa mill, in Utah, has been shipped to Neo Performance Materials’ rare earth separation facility in Estonia, the companies announced on Wednesday.

Vital starts Canadian rare earth production

Mining News Pro - Junior Vital Metals has produced its first rare earth product at its Nechalancho project, in Canada.

Australia in box seat for rare earths

Mining News Pro - Australia has well positioned to benefit from the rise of critical minerals, according to the federal government’s Outlook for Selected Critical Minerals Australia 2021 report.

Australia backs Iluka rare earths plant in critical minerals drive

Mining News Pro - Australia has backed a new rare earths processing plant planned by mineral sands producer Iluka Resources, saying it is in line with a government effort to build supply of critical minerals, the company said on Tuesday.

Iluka steps up rare earths diversification plans

Mining News Pro - Iluka Resources has been endorsed by the Australian Government to commence a feasibility study into a rare earths refinery at the Eneabba operation in Western Australia.

Magnet rare earth oxides market to increase fivefold by 2030

Mining News Pro - A new report by Adamas Intelligence states that the market for magnet rare earth oxides is expected to increase fivefold by 2030 to $15.65 billion from the current $2.98 billion.

Ionic starts feasibility study on Uganda rare earth project

Mining News Pro - A scoping study into the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, has found that based on the current mineral resource, the project could have a mine life of 11 years.

Energy Fuels team awarded additional $1.75m for rare earths feasibility study

Mining News Pro - Energy Fuels, and a team from Penn State University, has been awarded an additional $1.75-million from the US Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory to complete a feasibility study on the production of rare earth element (REE) products from natural coal-based resources.

Greenland Minerals seeks talks with new gov’t over fate of rare earths project

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Greenland Minerals said on Wednesday it was seeking to engage in talks with Greenland’s authorities over its Kvanefjeld rare earth project, as the newly-formed government opposes the development.

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