Canadian Mining Journal


Rare Earth Elements


  • News

    Canada to get rare earth processing plant in 2022

    August 31, 2020 by Cecilia Jamasmie

    Canada will have rare earth processing plant in operation by the end of 2022 as the province of Saskatchewan has committed $31 million (about US$24 million) to build the facility, which aims at boosting domestic supply of the key ingredients for

  • CRITICAL MINERALS: Rio Tinto extracts high-purity scandium in Quebec

    May 27, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto has developed a way to extract high-purity scandium oxide from waste at its titanium dioxide production facilities in Quebec. The company has been using the new process, developed by researchers at the company’s Rio Tinto Fer

  • RARE EARTHS: Focus Graphite sells Kwyjibo stake for $7.2M

    May 26, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Focus Graphite has sold its 50% stake in the Kwyjibo rare earth element deposit to Investissement Québec, a financing corporation that exists to facilitate investment in Quebec, for $7.2 million. The agreement on the project, located 125 km northeast of

  • SURVEY: Canadians want to seize opportunity in critical metals

    May 14, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO — Coinciding with National Mining Week, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has released a new national poll that highlights public enthusiasm for Canada to grow market share as a preferred global supplier of critical minerals, based on abundance

  • News

    RARE EARTHS: Ucore to assess RapidSX separation technology

    February 18, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    HALIFAX – Ucore Rare Metals has signed an agreement to test Innovation Metals Corp.’s  RapidSX REE separation technology to process mineralization from its Bokan-Dotsan Ridge rare earth elements project in southeast Alaska. Developed by IMC with US$1.8 million from the

  • REPORT: McKinsey outlines climate risks

    January 29, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    A new report by global consultancy McKinsey & Co. looks at three key questions the mining sector needs to address in light of climate change. Entitled Climate risk and decarbonization: What every mining CEO needs to know, the report details

  • News

    RARE EARTHS: U.S. Geological Survey maps REE deposit in Mountain Pass region

    January 7, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    CALIFORNIA – In a report published on the online journal Geosphere, scientists from the US Geological Survey mapped a rare earth element (REE) deposit of magmatic carbonatite located in the Mountain Pass region of the eastern Mojave Desert, some 97 km southwest of

  • Metals Commentary: 5G technology should boost demand for gallium, cobalt

    December 11, 2019 by Denise Heckbert

    During the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) in Egypt in November, thousands of delegates from more than 100 countries adopted a treaty that moves the world closer to fifth generation (5G) technology, which will require a massive deployment of mobile wireless

  • News

    RARE EARTHS: Appia believes Saskatchewan property hosts highest grade REE discoveries in the world

    November 25, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    SASKATCHEWAN – Appia Energy reports  that the Alces Lake property in northern Saskatchewan is host to some of the highest grade rare earth element discoveries in the world, including 49.16% total rare earth oxide over 3.7 metres less than 10 metres from surface in drill

  • News

    REE: Rare earths to be extracted at former coal mine

    October 24, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    ILLINOIS – Toronto-based Avalon Advanced Materials signed a binding Letter of intent with Coal Strategy Advisors (CSA) to earn up to a 50% interest in the Will Scarlett rare earths recovery project, located near Marion. Will Scarlett is a closed

  • News

    Hochschild Mining diversifies into rare earths with Chile acquisition

    October 7, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Hochschild Mining (LON: HOC) has mined precious metal epithermal vein deposits in South America for 50 years and currently operates three underground mines, two in southern Peru and one in southern Argentina. The mines produced 245,325 oz. gold-equivalent or 19.9 million

  • News

    PROCESSING: Geomega adds 50% to daily throughput of REE plant

    October 1, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Geomega Resources has completed a capex study for a rare earths processing plant with at least twice the throughput as the original plant. The new estimates were part of the front end engineering and design (FEED) study. The