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RARE EARTHS: Rare earths: How Teesside and a mine in Vegas hold the key to ending China's grip on electric vehicles

  • Date: 29-10-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Telegraph

An hour’s drive from Las Vegas, surrounded by scrub forest and Joshua trees, lies an open pit that holds the key to the future of the electric car. Mountain Pass rare-earth mine is a rich source of neodymium and praseodymium, two metals which are used to make the magnets in the powertrain of an electric vehicle.

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RARE EARTHS: Chinese Rare-Earth Magnet Producer to Expand as EV Demand Booms

  • Date: 24-06-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Industries around the world producing a host of electrical appliances will increasingly be forced to compete for rare-earth magnets with China’s burgeoning market for new energy vehicles, according to one Beijing-based magnet producer.

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RARE EARTHS: Zimbabwe discovers rare minerals

  • Date: 23-06-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Bulawayo 24

Zimbabwe sits on bountiful and lucrative deposits of minerals known as rare-earth elements (REE), some of which sell for more than US$1 000 for a single kilogram and where investors are seeking alternative sources to China, which dominates production.

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RARE EARTHS: Are rare earth minerals China's trump card in its trade war with US?

China has been signalling that it may restrict the export of rare earth minerals to the United States as the trade conflict between the two countries escalates.

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RARE EARTHS: Wesfarmers' $1.5b bid for Lynas could spark bidding war

  • Date: 26-03-19
  • Category: RARE EARTHS
  • Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Wesfarmers' surprise $1.5 billion bid for rare earths miner Lynas Corp could spark a bidding war as companies try to cash in on the rising demand for electric vehicles and wind turbines.

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