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Companies Gain Following Rare Earths Report on 60 Minutes

It isn't every day that rare earths are featured in the mainstream media, but this week they made an appearance on "60 Minutes." The rare earths sector was on the rise on Monday following the report, which looked at the rise of China's dominance in the industry and the importance of rare earths in modern technology.

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.

What is Neodymium?

Neodymium is known for being one of the magnet rare earths and a key material in the strongest rare earth magnets currently available.

Prices Are Up for Magnet Rare Earths

Critical metals investors will no doubt have noticed reports that rare earths export prices from China fell last year relative to 2013. However, in conversation with Resource Investing News, Jon Hykawy, president and director of Stormcrow Capital, noted that prices for materials used in rare earth magnets have actually risen, shedding a little more positivity on the sector.

Recent Discoveries in the Rare Earths Sector

Lately there have been several new discoveries of rare earths mineralization, and at least one company has expanded mineralization at its project. The news is encouraging in that while rare earths are not actually very rare in terms of distribution in the Earth’s crust, it’s difficult to find deposits that are economically mineable.