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Rare Earth Expert Dr. David Dreisinger on Search Minerals Direct Extraction Process Technology

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March 30, 2015 — Dr. David Dreisinger, Vice President and Director of Metallurgy for Search Minerals Inc. (TSXV: SMY) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel speaks about developing critical rare earths assets in Labrador with Neodymium, Europium, Terbium, Dysprosium and Yttrium. Further to explaining the Search Minerals resource, Dr. Dreisinger discusses their patent pending for a direct extraction process technology. Tracy Weslosky: I'm really excited about interviewing you, of course, have a doctorate in metallurgical engineering. Is that correct? Dr. David Dreisinger: That's correct. From Queen's University in…

Chinese rare earths exports dramatically decrease while global demand for rare earth products increase

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On March 23th, Chinese customs authorities released data for February, showing that the country’s rare earths exports decreased 15.78% from a year ago to 1,363 tons of rare earth to the U.S. and fell 27.69% to 1,130 tons of rare earth to Japan in the first two months of the year, respectively. From January to February this year, China’s rare earth exports totaled 3,509 tons, a drop of 22.1% when compared to the same period of 2014. Of which Japan's imports of rare earth from China accounting for about 32.2 %…

Scandium demand rises as sustainable reliable supplies are sought

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Scandium International Mining Corp. aims to become one of leaders in global scandium market: "Demand is there already, it is simply waiting for adequate, sustainable, reliable supply at prices that make commercial sense." Amid the ever growing global demand for scandium, Scandium International Mining Corp. (TSX: SCY) a Canadian-based mining company, plans to significantly increase its production and to become one of the world’s leading suppliers of the metal to the global market. In recent years global demand for scandium has significantly increased, however its annual volume of production remains very limited.…

The Real Tragedy From the 60 Minutes Piece on Molycorp

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After watching the 60 Minutes report on Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) this past Sunday, I posted the following tweet:           It may be that I’ve been studying the rare earth space for the past several years and many of the arguments and points put forth were old news to me, but I thought the report was more notable for what it left out rather than what it discussed. Here is the real tragedy: MCP’s performance (see below against the SPX since 2010) and consistent ability to overpromise and…

Saxon on Tasman’s Prefeasibility Study and the REE-Awakening of the Rare Earth Market

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March 24, 2015 — Mark Saxon, President, CEO and Director of Tasman Metals Ltd. (NYSE MKT: TAS | TSXV: TSM) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel speaks about their recent +77% stock movement in February and their recent filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report on Pre-Feasibility Study for the Norra Kärr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden. Tracy Weslosky: It has been. It's nice to have you in-house. Why don't we just kick off this discussion by saying congratulations -- you're stock price was up +77% (NYSE MKT:…

Randy Scott on the Market and Wyoming State support for Rare Element Resources

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March 23, 2015 — Randy Scott, President, CEO and Director of Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE | TSX: RES) in an interview with Tracy Weslosky, Publisher for InvestorIntel speaks about their +177% stock movement and their recent series of news releases, including but not limited to the Wyoming Legislature unanimously passing a support resolution for the Bear Lodge Project. This Resolution recognizes the significance of re-establishing a strong domestic rare earth production base in the U.S. Tracy Weslosky: You had really large news about the Wyoming government standing behind…

Lifton on Rare Earths and American Security: 60 Wasted Minutes?

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The telejournalists of CBS’ iconic 60 Minutes have done a genuine dis-service to American security by failing miserably to do any investigative reporting on the just broadcast segment with the theme: How Did China Corner The Market On A Critical Resource Nearly Every Electronic Device We Use Depends On? 60 Minutes broadcast ‘article” is about their perception of one company, Molycorp, which the network has decided is the sole attempt by US free enterprise to reverse the current Chinese domination of the global rare earth supply (and, as CBS doesn’t seem…

60 Minutes on rare earths provides catalyst for industry debate

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How China cornered the market on manufacturing every electronic device is finally getting some airplay via 60 Minutes this evening. The CBS news release suggests a story that is hard hitting for all of us Patriots by addressing weaponry demands on these illustrious critical materials by citing the Department of Defense (DoD) whose new F-35 needs approximately half a ton of rare earths. Industry expert Jack Lifton weighed in on InvestorIntel earlier today with: “I do not know how the DoD came up with the figure of a half-ton of rare…

China Sets First 2015 Rare Earth Production Quota

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced the first batch of rare earth production quotas for this year which includes 52,500 tons (REO) of rare earth mining quotas and 50,050 tons (REO) of rare earth smelting and separating production quotas, the figure is about half of the last year’s total quota. China set its total production quotas of rare earths at 105,000 tons (included 87,100 tons of the rock-type light rare earths and 17,900 tons of the ion-absorption-type medium and heavy rare earths) last year. The country's first…

Adrian Griffin on the Rare Earth, Lithium and Graphite Market

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March 18, 2015 — Adrian Griffin, Director, Northern Minerals Limited (ASX: NTU); Managing Director, Cobre Montana NL (ASX: CXB); Chairman, Potash West NL; and Managing Director, Global Carbon Credits in an interview with Tracy Weslosky discusses the rare earth, lithium and graphite market for 2015. Tracy Weslosky: Adrian, it's a distinct pleasure to have you here. I mean, you're an esteemed member of the board of directors for a number of companies. Let's start with Northern Minerals because they have one of the best heavy rare earth deposits in the world.…

Germany offers good investment options despite crisis in eurozone

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The German stock market is booming, despite the weakness of euro and the existing restrictions on the trade with Russia, which has always been one of Germany’s largest trade partners outside the EU. On Monday, March 16th Germany’s DAX index reached its record highs this week, exceeded 12000 mark, which is by 20% higher the figures of the beginning of January of the current year. One of the reasons of this is the recent launch of the government bond-buying program by the European Central Bank, valued at €60 billion ($63 billion)…

Bromby on a new view on metals of the future

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Gold and platinum “rare metals”? Perhaps not the best choice of terms for a book aimed at introducing readers to the less readily available metals. But American author Keith Veronese is rather locked into the terminology, courtesy of the title he chooses for his new book, Rare – The High-Stakes Race to Satisfy Our Need for the Scarcest Metals on Earth (published by Prometheus Books, New York). The terminology also bumps up against accepted usage, even though you can see what Veronese is trying to do. There are rare earths, of…

Lifton on Molycorp media coverage: Do not believe everything you read.

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Toronto’s Financial Post seems to be unable to distinguish the Molycorp “tree” from the rare earth sector “forest.” An article in the FP for Tuesday, March 17, 2015 boldly analyzed the financial distress of just one company, Molycorp, as a “signal” that the entire industry of which it is a part, the “rare earth industry” has failed. This is at best poorly informed journalism. What has occurred is that a company (and this would be true no matter what industry the company was in) that has had no profit in the…

Does the Berkshire Hathaway Model Work in Energy Metals?

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If anything has become clear in the resource space in recent years, sustained value creation is hard to come by. The reasons for this are manifold. Last week I discussed the likelihood of M&A in the Energy Metals space but didn’t allude to how this is likely to happen. There are a multitude of ways for these arrangements to occur, but one in particular seems absent from the discussion. Given oversupply and the great engine of commodity demand (China) slowing, perhaps the time is right for a Berkshire Hathaway-style model in…
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Specialty Metals ETFs – Time to Turn Up the Heat

The Exchange Traded Fund phenomenon has been much derided by miners who feel (particularly in the precious metals space) that the physical metal ETFs have stolen a lot (most!) of their thunder. This is largely a self-inflicted wound as many gold miners could have paid dividends, and yet didn’t, as the payment of dividends would have skewed the playing field…

Frontier Rare Earths Announces the Filing of the 2014 MD&A, Financial Statements and Annual Information Form

March 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Frontier Rare Earths Limited (TSX:FRO)(OTC:FREFF) ("Frontier" or the "Company") announces the filing of its 2014 MD&A, Financial Statements and Annual Information Form, which includes an update on the status of the Zandkopsdrift Pre-Feasibility Study ("PFS"), the Company's other exploration activities and corporate strategic initiatives. Key points to note from the 2014 MD&A include: Zandkopsdrift…

Great Western Minerals Provides Update Regarding Convertible Bond Restructuring and Annual Financial Statement Filing; Applies for Management Cease Trade Order

March 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: GWG) (OTCQX: GWMGF) provides an update regarding its cash position and discussions with a steering committee of holders (the "Steering Committee") of its US$90 million 8.00 percent Secured Convertible Bonds due 2017 (the "Convertible Bonds"), as well as its annual financial statement filing…

Pele Mountain Executes MOU with Major Chinese Rare Earth Player to Pursue Opportunities of Developing Rare Earth Processing Facilities in Elliot Lake

March 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Pele Mountain Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GEM) (OTCQX:GOLDF) ("Pele" or the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with Sheng Kang Ning (Shanghai) Mining Investment Co. Ltd., ("SKN") to jointly pursue the opportunity of developing rare earth processing facilities at Pele's Eco Ridge property in Elliot Lake, Ontario (the…

Scandium International Mining Corp. and ALCERECO Sign MOU and Scandium Offtake Agreements

March 30, 2015 (Source: Accesswire) -- Scandium International Mining Corp. (the "Company" or "Scandium International") (TSX: SCY) announces today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ALCERECO Inc. of Kingston, Ontario, forming a strategic alliance to develop markets and applications for aluminum alloys containing scandium. To further that alliance, and to reinforce the capability of both companies to deliver…

NioCorp Corporate Update

March 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) wishes to provide an update concerning the delivery of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") report. As reported in an interview conducted on March 11, 2015, it was stated that a PEA report was scheduled for release during the week of March 16th. However, due to the recent…

Rare Element Resources Confirms Revised EIS Schedule Supports Guidance of Bear Lodge Project Commissioning as Early as Mid-2017

March 30, 2015 (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, received notice from the Bearlodge Ranger District office of the US Forest Service (USFS), the lead agency on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Bear Lodge…

Reminder: Texas Rare Earth Resources to Present Today at the John Tumazos Very Independent Research Metals and Natural Resources Conference

March 30, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), an exploration company specializing in the heavy rare earths, today announced that Anthony Marchese, Chairman of the Board, will present today at the John Tumazos Very Independent Research, LLC Metals and Natural Resources Conference at 2:10 p.m. EST in NYC. The Conference will be available via webcast.…

NioCorp Receives Receipt for Final Short Form Prospectus

March 26, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce that it has filed and obtained a receipt (the "Receipt") from securities regulators in British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan for a Final Short Form Prospectus dated…

Texas Rare Earth Resources to Present at the John Tumazos Very Independent Research Metals and Natural Resources Conference on March 30th

March 25, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp. (OTCQX: TRER), an exploration company specializing in the heavy rare earths, today announced that Anthony Marchese, Chairman of the Board, will present at the John Tumazos Very Independent Research, LLC Metals and Natural Resources Conference on Monday, March 30st at 2:10 p.m. EDT in NYC. The Conference will be available…

Rare Element Resources to Participate in the John Tumazos Very Independent Research 14th Metals and Natural Resources Conference

March 24, 2015 (Source: BusinessWire) -- Rare Element Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: REE and TSX: RES) (the “Company”), a mineral resources company advancing development of the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project (the “Project”), announced today that it will be presenting at the 14th Annual Metals and Natural Resources Conference being hosted by John Tumazos Very Independent Research LLC at the…

Rare Earth Stock Soars After Showing Up on 60 Minutes Last Night

March 23, 2015 (Source: Bloomberg) -- Remember Molycorp? The stock of Molycorp spiked on Monday morning. The company mines rare earth metals in the Mojave Desert. Why the sudden interest? Because Molycorp and its chairman, Constantine Karayannopoulos, were the stars of a 60 Minutes story on Sunday night about rare earth metals and their prevalence in such things as miniaturization, electronics, fiberoptics, and other…

Crucial rare earths industry under Chinese monopoly

March 20, 2015 (Source: CBS News) -- How did China corner the market on a critical resource nearly every electronic device we use depends on? Rare earth elements have become critical components in everything from the phones we carry to the cars we drive to the F-35 jet fighter our military says will keep us superior on the battlefield. But…

Largo has revised its corporate presentation

March 20, 2015 (Source: CNW) -- Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:LGO) ("Largo" or the "Company") announces that, as a result of a review by staff of the Ontario Securities Commission, Largo revised its corporate presentation to clarify the disclosure contained therein (the revised presentation was posted on February 26, 2015 and can be found on the Company's website).  In particular, the…

Tasman announces filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report on Pre-Feasibility Study for the Norra Karr heavy rare earth element project in Sweden

March 20, 2015 (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 on SEDAR and EDGAR, the National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report (the "NI 43-101 Technical Report") in support of the Company's news release dated January 21, 2015.  The NI 43 101 Technical Report…

Molycorp warns it may not be able to continue

March 18, 2015 (Source: Denver Business Journal) -- Molycorp Inc., the Greenwood Village rare-earths miner, is saying it may not have enough money to remain in business. Molycorp (NYSE: MCP), which went public in 2010 and two years later paid $1.3 billion to buy a Canadian company, carries a $1.7 billion debt load, with $206.5 million in convertible notes that…

Molycorp Releases Q4-2014 and Full Year Financial Results

March 16, 2015 (Source: Molycorp) -- Highlights The Company reported higher production volumes in the fourth quarter of 2014 at its Mountain Pass, California rare earth facility, with 1,328 metric tons ("mt") of rare earth oxide ("REO") equivalent production. That compares to 1,034 mt in the fourth quarter of 2013 and 691 mt in the third quarter of 2014. Full…
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