Rare Earth Metals

Recently, Lynas Corporation founder and chairman Nicholas Curtis signaled that he’s fed up with the down-in-the-dumps, low-price rare earth metal market (our cheeky and unfounded speculation) by announcing his departure from the company after 14 years (according to the West Australian’s reporting).

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As both Curtis and MetalMiner say goodbye to the REE market of 2014, we thought we’d take the opportunity to recap the year with a Best of Rare Earths selection.

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Ok, so Lynas Corp. and Molycorp aren’t technically in a fight, and steel is not coming in the crunchy form of your grandmother’s classic dills, and Autodesk…well, Autodesk did announce new applications, so we’ve got nothin’ on that front…but the point is that these are the ties that bind the Best of MetalMiner: Thanksgiving 2014 Edition.

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It’s definitely that time of year again: to look back at the most-read stories on MetalMiner over the last quarter or so.

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Beijing will accelerate moves started last year to consolidate rare earths production into the hands of just six major corporations and set quotas so that the market does not become oversupplied. Illegal activities and corruption have created an industry with massive overcapacity and no incentive to invest in improved refining technology, value-added products or good environmental practices.

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It would seem China is finally getting its house in order regarding rare earth resources, even if it has taken a WTO ruling to help the process along.

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Reports on China’s rare earth elements (REE) industry are nearly always alarmist in nature, drawing on the squeeze China put on world supplies a few years ago that led to a spike in prices and the fact the country remains the source for some 90% of supply and 50% of global reserves. In recent years, […]

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