Australian miner Lynas Corp. says it has secured the Malaysian government’s approval to fire up a controversial rare earths plant. Read more
When Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist Frances Houle considers the national alarm that has sounded over the shortage of rare earth metals — critical ingredients in a wide range of clean-energy and medical technologies — she tends not to panic. Read more
“Ucore’s use of Solid Phase Extraction technology could mark the first time dysprosium is produced on American soil.” Read more
China has given critics of its rare earth metals export policies, something else to be more critical of. The world’s biggest supplier of rare earth metals proposes to implement a national pricing system to be introduced in September. Read more
The world’s largest exporter of rare earth metals has eased supply concerns by increasing export quotas by 2.7% after they complied with new environmental standards. The new allowances represent the highest level since China started imposing the quotas in 2009. Read more
North Korea is sitting on around 200 different minerals, including a large number of rare earth metals, hidden in its mountains. The prized resources are attracting companies from China and South Korea, despite the political tension. Read more
The current high price for rare earth metals is a particular burden for the manufacturers of high tech products or the components used to make them such as ultra-small super strong magnets, catalytic converters for cars, batteries and wind turbines that generate clean energy. But many of these companies are now drawing up plans to safe guard their future supplies of these not so rare as the name suggests but very useful rare earth metals indeed. Read more
The Critical Metals Report: In your November interview with us, you said you were tracking more than 390 rare earth element (REE) projects, but probably only 8-10 of those would come onstream in the next seven years. Have those numbers changed? Why are the odds so long? Read more
LONDON METAL GROUP has been featured in British daily The Guardian with an article explaining why rare earth metals are causing excitement among investors. Read the full London Metal Group article in the Guardian.
For more information about investing in rare earth metals and for daily live prices visit London Metal Group.
Lynas Corporation Ltd has released its quarterly report for the period ending June 20, 2012. Among the highlights of the reports features Lynas Advanced Materials Plant (LAMP) Phase 1 construction project in Malaysia was completed. The following information is a summary of some of the key points contained in the quarterly report released by Lynas. Read more