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November 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch December 7, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index, to reflect project updates since the last edition. The effective date of the latest edition is December 5, 2014. The specifics: On October 10, 2014, Rare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX:RES, MKT:REE) shared details of the NI 43-101-compliant mineral-resource estimate for the Bear Lodge project in the […]

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Could These New Uses For Yttrium And Cerium Increase Demand Before 2020?

by Gareth Hatch December 3, 2014

It’s no secret that there is a surplus of cerium (Ce) supply within the rare-earth-element (REE) market. More recently I’ve been hearing folks grumbling that we will soon be awash with yttrium (Y) too, with more than one junior-mining executive referring to Y as “the Ce of the heavy REE world”… While I do not […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Rare-Earth Supply, Demand and Pricing?

by Gareth Hatch November 28, 2014

You hardly need me to point out that the rare-earth junior mining sector is in a challenging place right now. The current state of rare-earth prices and their impact on the market cap of pretty much every company in the sector, has everyone concerned. Are things going to get better? Are future rare-earth prices going […]

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September 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch October 6, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index, to reflect one new and two updated mineral-resource estimates, announced since the last update. The effective date of the updates is October 5, 2014. The specifics: On July 24, 2012, Castle Minerals Limited (ASX.CDT) announced a maiden JORC-compliant resource estimate for its Kambala graphite project in […]

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September 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch October 5, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index, to reflect a project update since the last edition. The effective date of the latest edition is October 4, 2014. The specifics: On September 22, 2014, Matamec Explorations Inc. (TSX.V:MAT) announced that it has regained a 100% interest in the Kipawa deposit in Canada. According to […]

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A Visit To The Canada Carbon Miller Project

by Gareth Hatch August 30, 2014

Last month I paid a visit to the Miller graphite project in Canada, under development by Canada Carbon Inc. (TSX.V:CCB) in Grenville Township, Quebec. The Miller property was the home of a historical graphite mine in the latter half of the 19th century. Grenville is situated 50 miles west of Montreal, approximately half way between […]

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June 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch July 19, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index, to reflect one new addition since the last update. The effective date of the latest edition is July 18, 2014. The specifics: On February 25, 2014, Buxton Resources Ltd. (ASX:BUX) announced a maiden JORC-compliant resource estimate for its Yalbra graphite project in Australia. According to the […]

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The Second Round of Chinese Rare-Earth Export-Quota Allocations for 2014

by Gareth Hatch July 19, 2014

Earlier this week the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the second round of allocations of rare-earth export quotas for 2014, to companies operating in China. This follows the initial announcement on the first allocation for 2014, which was made in December 2013. A total of 15,501 t of export quotas was allocated in this […]

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May 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch June 15, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Graphite Projects Index, to reflect the addition of a mineral-resource estimate since the last update. The effective date of the updates is June 14, 2014. The specifics: On August 26, 2013, Monax Mining Limited (ASX:MOX) announced a maiden JORC-compliant resource estimate for its Wilclo South graphite deposit, part of the […]

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May 2014 Updates To The TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index

by Gareth Hatch June 14, 2014

I recently updated the TMR Advanced Rare-Earth Projects Index, to update the pricing used in the Index data, to reflect the average monthly prices for May 2014, as reported by Metal Pages the last edition. There were no other updates to the projects on the Index. The effective date of the latest edition is June […]

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