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Using Salmon Sperm to Extract Rare Earths

March 9th, 2015

Sound a bit odd? The REE industry was a little shocked when salmon sperm became some of the most talked about industry news for a short time. (more…)

March 9th, 2015|Blog

A View on China's Dropping of Rare Earth Export Quotas

On the surface, it looks like China is finally admitting defeat. Quietly, on December 31, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Customs announced that export quotas for rare earth elements, tungsten and molybdenum were now cancelled. (more…)

February 2nd, 2015|Blog

The Use of Magnets in Modern Technologies

Magnets are nothing new but this old favorite is finding new uses in modern technologies.

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are, magnets are a part of your life. Your children might use magnetic numbers and letters to make words or maybe you celebrate their accomplishments by posting their A+ school work on the fridge with magnets. (more…)

January 6th, 2015|Blog

Japan to Collaborate with India for Rare Earths Supply

According to multiple reports, Japan and India will ink a deal to send 2,300 tons of Indian rare earths to Japan annually as the country looks to reduce its reliance on China for its rare earths supplies.

Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will sign the agreement at a summit meeting in Tokyo in early September that also includes nuclear agreements, a commitment towards “peaceful development” and a series of loans that Japan will […]

September 18th, 2014|Blog

Massive Consolidation Planned in China’s Rare Earths Industry

For the hundreds of companies mining rare earths in China, big changes are on the way. The Chinese government recently announced approval of two large rare earths mining conglomerates to be formed by the end of the year.

Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth Hi-Tech Co. was approved to integrate the mining companies in the northern regions. It will establish the company, China North Rare Earth High Tech Co Ltd., including all three key operations in the rare earth supply chain—mining, […]

August 29th, 2014|Blog

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