The Australian company continues to face opposition from those who believe their rare earths processing plant in Malaysia risks human health and damage to the environment.
Heavy rare earths, or HREEs, have higher-than-normal magnetic qualities and are very energy intensive.
US Rare Earths recently published assays from surface channel sampling at its North Fork properties; they reveal total rare earth oxide grades of up to 10.3 percent.
Canadian companies digging for rare earths are getting some assistance from their government with the formation of an industry-led association called the Canadian Rare Earth Elements Network (CREEN).
Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp (OTCMKTS:TRER) on Wednesday reported results of an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on its Round Top project in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
Cowen and Company issued a Flash Note on Namibia Rare Earths Namibia Rare Earths (TSX:NRE,OTCQX:NMREF)
Namibia Rare Earths Inc. (TSX:NRE,OTCQX:NMREF) reported additional results from ongoing metallurgical test work on the Area 4 heavy rare earth deposit on the Lofdal Rare Earths Project in northwestern Namibia. Calibration tests confirmed potential of XRT sorting to achieve 50% mass reduction with 85-90% recovery of rare earths.
Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT,OTCQX:EORBF) filed its unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements for the quarter and the nine month period ended September 30, 2013. The Company reported a decrease in loss before net finance income and income and mining taxes of $2.8 million (56%) compared to the previous quarter in 2013.
Mkango Resources Ltd. (TSXV:MKA) Corporate Communications Manager Ashlee Utterback spoke with Resource Investing News about working in the Republic of Malawi.
Medallion Resources Ltd. (TSXV:MDL) President, Don Lay, spoke with Resource Investing News on how Medallion is currently looking to set up an independent processing plant in the Middle East.
Quest Rare Minerals (TSX:QRM) Vice-President of Investor and Corporate Affairs Anil Singh spoke with the Investing News Network during PDAC in Toronto on Quebec as an excellent mining jurisdiction because of its "rich mining history, favourable fiscal regime, and strong labour pool."
Orbite Aluminae (TSX:ORT) VP Corporate Development Marc Johnson spoke with the Investing News Network during PDAC 2013 in Toronto on local production of low-cost smelter-grade alumina in Gaspe, Quebec.
The Times Colonist reported that Jamaica has opened a pilot plant where researchers will test whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from bauxite waste.
A World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel has ruled against China and in favor of the United States, Japan and the European Union — upholding the latter's claims that China's export duties on rare earths violate WTO rules, Bernama reported.
Malaysians opposed to rare earths processing are angry at Lynas Corp (ASX:LYC) for refusing to disclose the location of a waste storage facility in the peninsular Asian nation, Australia Network News reported.
Industry sources say that China is likely to purchase billions of yuan of rare-earth minerals starting next month to bolster its strategic reserves, Ecns.cn reported.