Rare earths latest news

  • March 2017

    China continues with mining quotas for rare earths

    20 March 2017

    China's government has kept rare earths and tungsten production quotas unchanged in 2017, however 100% of the quota has been allocated to the biggest six mining companies in the country, according to the first round of controls announced on 16 March.

  • Guangxi announces rare earth deposit, discovery of illegal mine

    20 March 2017

    The Bureau of Land and Resources of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in the south of China, has announced that a huge rare earth deposit has been found in Pingnan county by the Provincial Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration and Development.

  • PDAC 2017: Growing confidence seen in global minerals sector

    14 March 2017

    An increase in numbers of people attending this year’s annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) international convention signalled to some a return of confidence to the global mineral exploration and mining industry.

  • US bill seeks to re-establish local rare earths production

    08 March 2017

    Legislation under consideration by the US House of Representatives would create a fund to support domestic production of strategic minerals, chiefly rare earths (the lanthanide elements, yttrium and scandium) but would also provide financing to lithium, fluorspar, vanadium and antimony producers.