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Phillips on the rebound odds for the resource sector in the new year

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November 28, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky interviews Jefferey D. Phillips, Managing Director of Global Market Development on the 75% odds for a "pretty good rebound" for the resource sector starting as early as December. Tracy Weslosky: Jeff the last time I saw you was in New Orleans when you gave me this silver dollar and you said that we were officially at the market bottom or did I get that wrong? Jeff Phillips: I think when I told you was that at the end…

Northern Minerals rise in the rare earth sector to third largest market cap worldwide

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November 27, 2014 —  In a special InvestorIntel interview, the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Tracy Weslosky interviews  George Bauk, Managing Director and CEO for Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU) on the ease of separation of rare earths from xenotime mineralization and their rise to the third largest marketcap outside of China. Tracy Weslosky: George I want to start with what I think is the biggest news about Northern Minerals, which is how did you go from being number 18 in market caps in the sector a year and a half ago to…

Ecclestone rehashes the thorium debate

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Our note several months back on the subject of Thorium created a massive stir. The comments section exploded and frankly so much pseudo-science has not been seen since the Alchemy fad of the Middle Ages…the problem was that some of those with Rare Earth deposits with Thorium felt that legislative action would be their Silver Bullet cure for what ails them. Frankly they were confusing the fact that their deposits may be worthless, with a problem of their Thorium content. No amount of legislative activity can make a silk purse out…

Alkane ready to seek government approval amid growing rare earth market optimism

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Alkane Resources (‘Alkane’, ASX: ALK | OTCQX: ANLKY) has continued development at its AUD$ 1 billion Dubbo Zirconia rare earths project in New South Wales as the Company heads toward the government approval and mine construction phase. Engineering got underway last April when Alkane signed a contract with Hatch Pty Ltd to provide front end and design (FEED) to deliver infrastructure, water and acid plant processing among other aspects on the basis of the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) issued in April 2013. The FEED process has given Alkane as accurate an…

Ecclestone on Tasman Metals: Dedication to rare earth production and a Zirconium ‘kicker’

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Ancient Greek and the Scandinavian region have been the inspiration for most of the names of the elements in the Lanthanide series of the Periodic table. Ancient Greek is a perennial for naming elements but Scandinavia came into its own with Rare Earths grouping because of the “discovery” of Rare Earths in Sweden back in the 19th century. Amongst those elements with Nordic nomenclature we have Terbium, Yttrium, Scandium, Ytterbium, Gadolinium, Holmium. Thulium and Erbium. While Tasman Metals Ltd. (TSXV: TSM | NYSE MKT: TAS) is the leader in Scandinavian Rare Earths, it…

Lifton on coining ‘Technology Metals’

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 Technology Metals Monday -- Starting today, I will on every Monday, review the highlights of the previous week in technology “metals and materials” for those investors, both small and institutional, who wish to know what is affecting the future demand growth for such metals and materials. Technology Metals and Materials are the chemical elements (metals and metalloids: metal-like elements, and their alloys and compounds), the electronic properties of which enable technologies to be mass produced. Thus “Technology Metals” are critical for the lifestyle of contemporary industrialized societies and the desire for…

Townsend on how Peak’s rare earths attracted the Appian Fund and the IFC

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November 24, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews  Darren Townsend, Managing Director for Peak Resources Ltd. (ASX: PEK) on how Peak's high grade rare earths have attracted financing, ease of processing and offer a competitive Capex and Opex towards project financing. Tracy Weslosky: I'd like to start by congratulating you. You just announced a major cornerstone deal  with the IFC. Congratulations Darren. Darren Townsend: Thanks a lot Tracy. I really appreciate that. It's been very good to get them onboard along with…

The rare earth market beatings to continue until morale improves

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Sure feels like no matter what happens things in rare earth elements (REEs) space are bound to continue to take a beating. Just look at the performance of all the stocks within the space. But do you blame investors? Promises have been going on from the major producers and the hundreds of new junior ventures since the mid-2000s. Each facility was better than the next and would be in production making huge returns in a matter of a few short years. Early speculative investors flooded funds to anyone who even mentioned…

New rumored 35% heavy rare earth tax in China, first since market ignited in 2011

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For the first time since 2011, China is considering a 35% resource tax on the heavy rare earths and a 22% tax on light rare earths. The government is considering a proposal to levy a 35% new resource tax on the ion-absorbed-type middle and heavy rare earths in the southern areas and to a 22% new resource tax on the light rare earths in the northern areas, according to the Beijing-based Economic Information Daily reported on November 20th, citing an unnamed authoritative source. What makes this interesting is that The resource…

Randy Scott on rare earth patent-pending technology for Rare Element Resources

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November 20, 2014 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher for InvestorIntel interviews Randy Scott, President, CEO and Director of Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE | TSX: RES) about their recent series of news releases, including but not limited to the patent-pending technology and their recent trenching program with assays results. Tracy Weslosky: Now you've had a couple of major milestones here in the last month. I think what I'd like to start with is you recent filed an application for a provisional U.S. patent…

Free trade deal opens possibilities for greater Chinese investment in Australian rare earths sector

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China and Australia, after years of negotiations, have reached a free trade agreement (FTA) after the G20 meeting in Brisbane on the occasion of the visit to Australia by Chinese President Xi Jinping. The FTA further strengthens already deep economic relations between the two countries. The agreement allows for pricing changes that will benefit farmers, growers and other service companies in Australia while allowing Beijing greater investment access in Australian companies and its workers easier access to the labor market. Australian agricultural products such as rice, milk and dairy products, wool,…

Rare Earths and Technology Metals Shock and Surprise Investors in early November

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InvestorIntelReport: The last couple of weeks held a lot of shocks for investors in the rare earth sector. The first one was hearing that Avalon Rare Metals have shifted their focus to lithium and tin to which we are exceptionally bullish on, as Avalon is allegedly no longer marketing the Nechalacho rare earth property. The second shock was the Assembly of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador demanding a moratorium on rare earth elements in the mining sector in Quebec, a decision that affects Matamec Explorations directly. Sensing perhaps “the…

China’s 2014 exports of rare earth permanent magnet expects to reach a new high

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According to data from the General Administration of Customs, China's exports of rare earth permanent magnet increased by 22.9% year-on-year to 21,543.83 tons, with the total valued of US$ 1229.51 million or the average price was at US$57.1 per kg in the first nine months of 2014. Of which the volume of rare earth magnets was at 16,225.80 tons, NdFeB magnetic powder was at 4067.98 tons, other NdFeB alloys was at 284.53 tons and NdFeB magnet film was at 965.52 tons. The figures clearly shows the country's exports will reach a…

A landmark climate accord that leaves ‘green tech’ and rare earths as the biggest gainers

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Yesterday - after cutting tariffs on technology products – Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have signed a landmark agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement obliges the USA to achieve new carbon emission targets while China will commit to reduce the rate at which these are increasing by 2030. Evidently, the two countries, the world’s largest economies, accounting for some 40% of the global greenhouse gas emissions have been quietly negotiating to reach a common approach, which could serve as the impetus to reach a new…
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Tasman Files Annual Report on Form 20-F

November 26, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV : TSM) (Frankfurt : T61); (NYSE-MKT : TAS).  Mr. Mark Saxon, President & CEO, announces that the Company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission its Annual Report on Form 20-F, containing audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2014.…

Initial grab samples confirm high grade chromite and PGM showings at Capivara Prospect in Bahia State, Brasil

November 24, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Massive chromite grab samples range from 30 to 42% Cr2O3 and 110 to 2,500 ppbs platinum Gravity survey has begun to outline potential drill targets Symbol: LGO (TSX.V) www.largoresources.com Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from initial grab samples as part of an ongoing exploration program at its Capivara…

NioCorp Signs Confidentiality Agreements with Credit Suisse & Morgan Stanley

November 24, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the signing of individual confidentiality agreements with Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. The purpose of each confidentiality agreement is to commence the review of non-public information and seek counsel on the Company's long-term planning strategy. "We are…

NioCorp Continues to Deliver Strong Niobium Assays

November 21, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce additional assay results from its Phase II drilling program and advancement operations in Elk Creek, Nebraska. The final analytical results have been received from drillhole NEC14-014. NEC14-014 was drilled along a southwest to northeast section line through the defined Niobium resource. The results…

GXM Appointment of Specialty Metals Trader to Advisory Board

November 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geodex Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GXM)(FRANKFURT:G2W), (the "Company" or "Geodex") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Evan (Dong) Chen to its advisory board. Concurrent with this appointment the company has placed 600,000 Units with Mr Chen, each Unit consists of one share of the company and one half warrant, at a price of 5 cents…

Geomega Resources Inc.: Final Private Placement Closing

November 20, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geomega Resources Inc. ("GéoMégA" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GMA) announces the closing of a final private placement consisting of 777,778 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.18 per Unit and 2,000,000 flow-through shares (each a "Flow-Through Share") at a price of $0.25 per Flow-Through Share for aggregate gross proceeds of $640,000 (the "Private Placement"). The…

GXM Board Changes

November 19, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Geodex Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GXM)(FRANKFURT:G2W) (the "Company" or "Geodex") is pleased to announce the appointment of Gorden Glenn as the non-executive Chairman of the board upon the retirement of Jack Maris. The company would like to thank Jack Maris for his many years of service to the company as a director, CEO and latterly as Chairman.…

Largo appoints Paulo Guimarães Misk as General Manager for Maracás Menchen Mine

November 17, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Largo Resources Ltd. ("Largo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paulo Guimarães Misk to the position of General Manager for its Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil. Mr. Misk is a mining engineer with over 28 years' experience in operational management at mining facilities for various large multi-national mining…

Frontier Rare Earths Announces Filing of Q3 2014 MD&A and Financial Statements

November 14, 2014 (Source: CNW) -- Frontier Rare Earths Limited (TSX:FRO) ("Frontier" or the "Company")  announces the filing of its Q3 2014 MD&A and Financial Statements which includes an update on the status of the Zandkopsdrift pre-feasibility study and the Company's other exploration activities and strategic initiatives. All regulatory filings and company updates are available on the Company website and on Sedar. About Frontier Rare…

NioCorp Announces New Additions to Board of Directors and Advisory Board

November 14, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board or Directors, and the Advisory Board. Following an internal review designed to augment the existing core of Directors, NioCorp is pleased to announce the additions of Mr. Joe Cecil, and Mr. Tony Fulton to the Company's Board…

Early Warning Report Issued Pursuant to National Instrument 62-103-Acquisition of Special Warrants of NioCorp Developments Ltd.

November 13, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE U.S. NEWSWIRE OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3). This press release is being disseminated as required by National Instrument 62-103 The Early Warning System and Related Take Over Bids and Insider Reporting Issues in connection with the filing of an early…

Rare Element Resources to Participate in the 32nd Annual Wyoming Business Forum

November 13, 2014 (Source: Businesswire) -- Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE and TSX: RES), a mineral resources company advancing development of the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project located in northeast Wyoming, is pleased to announce that Randy Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be one of the key presenters at the 32nd Annual Wyoming Forum “Keys to Our…

IIROC Trade Resumption – Ucore Rare Metals Inc.

November 12, 2014 (Source: Newsfile) -- Trading resumes in: Company: Ucore Rare Metals Inc. TSX-V Symbol: UCU Resumption Time (ET): 12:15 IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all…

Ucore Uses Molecular Recognition Technology to Generate 99%+ Pure Heavy Rare Earth Concentrate

November 12, 2014 (Source: Marketwired) -- Ucore Rare Metals Inc (TSX VENTURE:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (FRANKFURT:U9U) ("Ucore" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the results of the Company's recent testing of Molecular Recognition Technology ("MRT"). Ucore has successfully utilized MRT to produce a near quantitative separation of a heavy rare earth concentrate ("HREE Concentrate") consisting of 99+% of rare earth elements from a…
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