Texas Rare Earth Resources Making Progress with K-Tech Separation Process

Texas Rare Earth Resources Making Progress with K-Tech Separation Process

Texas Rare Earth announced a key advancement in the development of its rare earth element separation process on Tuesday. Using its continuous ion chromatography methodology, K-Technologies has removed much of the rare earths lanthanum and cerium from a pregnant leach solution containing rare earths from Texas Rare Earth's Round Top deposit.

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Ryan Castilloux: Magnet Rare Earths Prices Moving Higher on Increased Demand

At PDAC, Ryan Castilloux of Adamas Intelligence took a few minutes to share his thoughts on the rare earths market in 2015. Overall, he sees prices increasing for several heavy rare earths used in magnets on the back of increased demand from rare earths magnet manufacturers.

Ucore’s Ken Collison: MRT to ‘Revolutionize the Rare Earth Business’

At PDAC, Resource Investing News spoke with Ucore COO Ken Collison to get more insight into the company's latest news. This week, the company reported the success of IBC's MRT technology for the separation of rare earth elements, and also secured exclusive rights to the technology for $2.9 million.

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Avalon Announces Closure of Public Offering

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL) announced the closure of its previously announced public offering of flow-through common shares and units.

Texas Rare Earth Produces Mid/Heavy Rare Earth Concentrate

Texas Rare Earth Resources (OTCQX:TRER) reported that using the K-Technologies Inc. continuous ion chromatography methodology, it has removed cerium and lanthanum from a purified pregnant leach solution feedstock in a low-cost manner. The product may be processed to make a commercially marketable mid/heavy rare earth mixed concentrate.

Greenland Minerals and Energy Announces Kvanefjeld Feasibility Study

Greenland Minerals and Energy (ASX:GGG) announced results of a feasibility study for its Kvanefjeld rare earth-uranium project in Greenland. According to the company's release, the project features favourable metallurgy and includes several changes from a 2013 mine and concentrator study for the project

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Peruvian Discovery Site May Hold a Pool of Rare Earths

Mining.com reported that studies carried out by U.S.-based rare earth explorer RioSol and its Peruvian mining arm Compañía Minera Rio Sol have revealed that rare earth element and poly-metallic claim discovery in Peru have confirmed the presence of the elements at the site.

May Could Bring Stronger Rare Earth Prices

Writing for Seeking Alpha, Michael Roat suggested that May could be a good month for rare earth prices, as he expects companies and traders to begin restocking rare earths soon. He also suggested that many buyers could be "staying on the sidelines" as they wait to see the true effect of the WTO ruling against China's rare earth export quotas.

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