Canadian Mining Journal


Rare Earth Elements


  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    RARE EARTHS: Drilling extends Defense Metals’ Wicheeda deposit

    September 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Defense Metals Corp. has completed the 13 diamond drill holes of its summer program at its Wicheeda deposit near Prince George. All of the holes intersected visible rare earth element mineralization in dolomite-carbonatite rocks. The final

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    RARE EARTHS: Company recovers rare earths from waste

    July 30, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    FLORIDA – Precision Periodic, a company based at the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubator Program, was successful in extracting and separating rare earth elements out of both phosphoric acid and the resulting waste using a reusable nano-filtration system called

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    LITHIUM, COBALT, REE: Eight juniors looking to supply the electric vehicle revolution

    July 10, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    While the prices for key battery minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, rare earth elements, graphite and copper have so far been subdued in 2019, the general excitement about the future wide adoption of electric vehicles continues to fuel activity

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    RARE EARTHS: Avalon and Cheetah to start working at Nechalacho

    June 25, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Canada’s Avalon Advanced Materials announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Australia’s Cheetah Resources to collaborate in the development of the rare earth resources on the Nechalacho project 100 km southeast of Yellowknife. In a media

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    RARE EARTHS: Nuinsco cuts 15-metre widths at Prairie Lake

    June 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Nuinsco Resources of Toronto has identified high grade rare earth element (REE) domains in iron-rich carbonatite rock at its wholly owned Prairie Lake project near Terrace Bay. The company said two holes were drilled in the southwest part

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    RARE EARTHS: Geomega aims to be first Canadian recycler using ISR

    June 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Geomega Resources is improving its proprietary ISR technology as it moves closer to being Canada’s first rare earth elements recycler and the only one outside China. The company operates a pilot plant and has made several optimizations recently.