Rare Earth – Mineweb reported the successful commercial extraction of rare earth metal concentrates by Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). The company's new and patent-prending technology extracts rare earth oxides from aluminous clays.
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Rare Earth – Optics.org reported on the use of rare earths to develop less expensive solid state lighting technology.
Rare Earth – The challenge in mastering rare earth processing and separation is the biggest hurdle for the profitability of a rare earth mining company. In an exclusive interview with Rare Earth Investing News, David Vinokurov from Stans Energy Corp. talks about the challenges of rare earth processing.
Rare Earth – After Molycorp posted a Q1 loss, missing analysts’ expectations, ripples were felt through the rare earth mining sector. Are the investors that rushed to this market willing to wait for these companies to produce on their deposits, generating revenue, or are they looking for a quick buck?
Rare Earth – Goldman Sachs released an assessment of the rare earth market that predicts rare earth prices may fall by 2013 due to supply being brought online by the likes of Molycorp and Lynas Corp. However, many familiar with the complexity of the rare earth processing don’t share the same view.
Rare Earth – Green Technology Solutions has been in the news for the rare earth market over the past couple of months. With eye popping headlines about shipping rare earth from Mongolia, deposits in Arizona, and diamond and rare earth mines in Congo. However, a closer look into the company reveals a potential pump and dump scam.
Rare Earth – Rare earth prices have jumped again, up nine fold from a year ago. The news of the increase in price also come at the same time that a new tax is levied on heavy and light rare earths differently, setting the stage for a potential change to export policy.
Rare Earth – The stunning 72 percent reduction of rare earth export quotas and other changes to trade policy in July, 2010 shined a spotlight on the rare earth market. Prices for the various elements skyrocketed, and share prices of junior miners exploded. China has stated that export quotas are being determined once again, and the world anxiously waits.
Rare Earth – As the natural and now nuclear disaster unfolds in Japan, the number one importer of Chinese rare earth, rare earth stocks have been taking a hit. However, as an impending nuclear meltdown may increase the willingness of governments to jettison nuclear projects and move toward alternative energy, this may be a time to get into rare earth as they are essential for renewable energy, wind turbines and hybrid/electric vehicles.
Rare Earth – The production of rare earth oxides creates radioactive waste in the form of thorium. This material is considered a liability in the processing of rare earths. However, science is quickly developing ways to use the material as nuclear fuel, either in next generation nuclear facilities, or as a substitute to uranium. There are many benefits to switching to thorium as the main fuel for nuclear power.