Rare Earths: A lot to process

By Jack Elliott
Published: Thursday, 10 May 2012

Market grows cautious that processing costs and complexity could derail developers

As the rare earths industry progresses, excitement and optimism have morphed into cynicism and doubt, as prices have softened and the true complexity of processing the minerals has emerged. Juniors have encountered a myriad of issues, from environmental protests [as with Australia’s Lynas Corp.] to poor investment interest.Time-consuming, expensive and...

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