Canadian companies are finding significant rare earth element mineralization in the country and are employing new processing technologies in the field.
Could the Jongju area contain the largest light rare earth deposit in the world?
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. They are also more valuable than other rare earth metals because they are less common and are more complex to mine.
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).
A new recycling technology involving a nanomaterial could strip out diluted rare earths from wastewater.
Greenland's recent lifting of a moratorium on uranium mining is good news for companies exploring for rare earths and other metals on the remote Arctic island.
Quest Rare Minerals (TSX:QRM,NYSE:QRM), a Toronto-based rare earth company, today released a positive prefeasibility study for its Strange Lake deposit in Quebec.
As Chinese rare earths output declines, the start-up of new production elsewhere in the world is at last diversifying the global supply base.