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Tech metals articles written by MiningFeeds and our contributing editors about the tech metals mining sector.

PDAC 2012 - Mining Milestones in March


After meeting with mining companies for the past two days at the annual PDAC convention in Toronto, we're pleased to present a list of upcoming mining milestones in March. Or shall we say, March/early April as prefaced by many of the executives in attendance at this year's convention. In alphabetical order, here's... Read more »

Graphite: Supply and Demand


In 2010 a European Commission included graphite among the 14 materials it considered high in both economic importance and supply risk. The British Geological Survey listed graphite as one of the materials to most likely be in short supply globally. The US has also declared graphite a critical material. The U.S. Department... Read more »

Cashed-Up Catfish Report


We are delighted to bring you the MiningFeeds bottom fishing report. And to catch these fish, you don't need to know how to noodle. Noodling is the term used for fishing with your bare hands. Noodling is practiced primarily in the southern United States and the primary choice of noodlers is the flathead catfish. Flathead... Read more »

Rare Earth Elements are Critical Minerals


The U.S. Department of Energy, in its Dec. 2011 report entitled Critical Materials Strategy examined the role that Rare Earth Elements (REEs) and other key materials play in clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, electric vehicles, solar cells and energy-efficient lighting. Five of the... Read more »

Impala Platinum CEO Resigns


In my mind's eye, I have this picture of David Brown; with a glass of New Year's champagne in one hand and the last bars of 'Auld Lang Syne' ringing in his ears, wondering what 2012 would bring him. A brutal self- assessment of his leadership of Impala Platinum (profile IMPUY.PK)... Read more »

2012 - Off to a Bang!


2012 is upon us and it was a good opening week for the both the markets and mining companies alike. On the heels of intense tax-loss selling in December despite positive economic data hitting the headlines as 2011 came to a close, nothing seemed to stem the tide of December tax-loss selling as many mining issuers set... Read more »

Rare Earth stocks back to earth


Rare earths came to the public's attention when China began to restrict their export in July, 2010. At the time, China announced a 72% year over year reduction in exports and with 97% of the world's current supply... Read more »

What are Strategic Minerals?


Strategic Minerals (also know as Critical Minerals) is a broad-based category that constitutes various minerals and elements; the majority of which are minor metals. Geography and availability of domestic supply often defines which minerals are deemed "critical"  for any particular region or country. On July 20,... Read more »

5 Strategic Mineral Stocks to Watch - Part 1


2011 has been a coming out party for rare earth elements and, more recently, a broader category of strategic raw materials. Strategic minerals constitute a variety of minerals and elements, most of which are minor metals, that are deemed critical to certain supply chains. Many minor metals are consumed in relatively... Read more »

5 Strategic Mineral Stocks to Watch - Part 2


3. American Vanadium Corp. (TSX-V: AVC) President Obama likes vanadium; or rather, he likes to say the word vanadium. Last February Obama joked that "Vanadium redox fuel cells is one of the coolest things I've ever said out loud". Obama also... Read more »

Rare Earth Elements - the new rockstar?


Rare earth elements (or rare earth metals) are a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, namely the fifteen lanthanides plus scandium and yttrium. Scandium and yttrium are considered rare earth elements since they tend to occur in the same ore deposits as the lanthanides and have similar... Read more »

5 Most Interesting Rare Earth Stocks - Part 1


If it weren't for rare earth elements, a collection of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table that are generally found together in ore deposits, the world as we know it today would look a whole... Read more »

5 Most Interesting Rare Earth Stocks - Part 2


3. Rare Element Resources Ltd. (TSX:RES) Rare Element Resources is an early pioneer in their sector. The company has a 100% interest in the Bear Lodge property in Wyoming, which, according to the US Geological Survey, is one of the largest disseminated rare earth deposits in North America. Along... Read more »

Valuation of Rare Earth Stocks


From the research report entitled "Rare Earth - Our Top Picks" by analyst Luisa Moreno at Jacob Securities Inc. The rare earth sector is fairly new to investors and it is experiencing a great deal of growth and volatility driven mainly by the dramatic cuts in export quotas... Read more »

Rare Earths under Chinese Control


China mines REEs from bastnasite ore in the provinces of Gansu and Sichuan. In Inner Mongolia REEs are obtained as a by-product from iron making. HREE extraction, based on ion absorption clays, occurs in the states of Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi and Jiangsu. These clays have very low cerium content and as a consequence... Read more »


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