A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for the Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She received her Certificate in Editing in 2013.
Mineweb reported that on Monday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Molycorp Inc. (NYSE:MCP) US$27,300 for not properly managing hazardous waste at its California-based Mountain Pass facility.
Rapid City Journal reported this past weekend that landowners living near Rare Element Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:RES,NYSEMKT:REE) proposed Wyoming-based rare earth elements mine have expressed concerns about water quality, dust control and radioactive minerals.
The Wall Street Journal reported that China’s Ministry of Commerce today plans to appeal the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) ruling that the country’s rare earth element (REE) export restrictions are in violation of global rules.
China’s State Reserve Bureau reportedly plans to move forward with a new round of REE stockpiling and may also move to build up its REE export controls. Some analysts believe REE prices are set to rise as a result.
Xinhuanet reported that in the first quarter of 2014, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Group Hi-Tech Co. Ltd.’s (SSE:600111) net profit sunk 71.71 percent from the year-ago period, hitting US$11.26 million.
Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (TSXV:GWG,OTCQX:GWMGF) announced that it has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for rare earths separation services with “an internationally recognized provider.”
Ensia’s Jessica Marshall yesterday published an article on the difficulties of recycling rare earth elements (REEs), commenting that one issue is that it’s becoming more and more difficult to get batteries — perhaps “the biggest single target for recycling” — out of electronics.
Reuters reported that Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan’s state-owned uranium producer, aims to produce rare earths and may look into buying deposits abroad. Spurring its interest are higher prices for the metals.