US Allocates $800 Million for Rare Earths and Strategic Minerals Research

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The pandemic aid and spending package signed by US President Donald Trump last Sunday includes more than $800 million to fund rare earths and strategic minerals research, which was appreciated by mining companies. Some experts pointed out that no matter how China-US relations develop, we should expect that China will gradually reduce exports of rare earths in the future as domestic environmental protection awareness rises.


Eyeing China Moly Contract, First Cobalt Signs Supply Deal with Glencore

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Canada's First Cobalt Corp said it signed a deal with Glencore and has agreed on a tentative pact with a unit of China Molybdenum Ltd (China Moly) for cobalt supplies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


China Tungsten Concentrate Price Stabilized with Low Trading Activity in the Market

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

Ammonium paratungstate (APT) exporters in China are facing rising costs due to higher domestic prices for the material, causing them to raise their offers again this past week even though foreign buyers have shown little interest in purchasing at these already elevated levels.


Praseodymium Neodymium Metal Price - January 18, 2020

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Rare earth market quotation in China: terbium oxide, dysprosium oxide and praseodymium neodymium metal prices continue to rise on January 18, 2020.


China Molybdenum Price - January 18, 2020

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China molybdenum price remains weak adjustment early in this week. International molybdenum oxide price stops rising, which makes domestic prices difficult to increase. 


2D WS2 and MoS2 Materials for Controlling Light

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Tungsten disulfide (WS2) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) 2D materials applied in controlling light and could provide high efficiency. Since the invention of the world’s first laser, the ruby laser, in 1960, humans’ desire to control light has spread to various industries, including telecommunications, medicine, GPS, optical sensors and optical computers. Recently, the POSTECH research team has taken a step toward the goal of controlling light by identifying nonlinear optical phenomena that occur in heterobilayers composed of two-dimensional materials.


China to Lead the World in Rare Earth Patents

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The number of rare earth technology patents owned by China will exceed the US and other countries in the world by 2021. The foreign policy of the US media stated that before 1980, 99% of the world's heavy rare earth elements (REEs) were by-products produced by the United States in the process of mining titanium, zirconium and phosphate ores.


Northern Dynasty to Challenge Pebble Copper-Gold-Molybdenum-Silver Project Permit Rejection

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In the Bristol Bay Basin, 320 kilometers southwest of Anchorage, the area where the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-silver mine would be built. Northern Dynasty will submit its request for an appeal of the US Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE's) negative record of decision (RoD) for its Alaska's Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-silver project in January.


Rare Earth Hydrogen Alloy Electrode for New Energy Storage

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Baotou Zhongke Xuanda New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Zhongke Xuanda) establishes stable production of new rare earth hydrogen alloy electrode materials for energy storage with independent intellectual property rights in domestic. The process and product control system, as well as the products, are highly valued by various power battery manufacturers, according to the information of Baotou Rare Earth High-tech Zone.


Bell Copper Finds Copper-Molybdenum Porphyry at Big Sandy

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Bell Copper Corporation announced that it has drilled into a new, large, and truncated copper-molybdenum porphyry target at its Big Sandy project, the porphyry is located in northwestern Arizona, approximately 30 kilometers south of the Company's Perseverance Project.