China Molybdenum Bar Price - August 6, 2020

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The molybdenum concentrate and molybdenum oxide prices in China climb slightly while molybdenum bar price is unchanged from the previous trading day on August 6, 2020. 


APT Price Increases Affected by the Rise in Tungsten Forecast Prices in August

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The tungsten price in China is in the upward trend thanks to the strong rised mentality in the raw material side but limited transactions concluded. China' Xiamen Tungsten's APT quotation stood at $208.5/mtu, an increase of $4.2/mtu form the second half of July. 


US Wants to Get Rid of Its China's Rare Earth Dependency

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The US Department of Defense has just promised to provide funding for two rare earth separation plants. It's one small step towards the Trump administration's stated goal of breaking the country's dependence on China's supplies of critical minerals. But the direct involvement of the Pentagon underlines the scale of the task associated with creating from scratch a non-Chinese supply chain.


Chile's Lithium Mining Triggers A New Wave of Environmental Wrestling

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Lithium mining in Salar de Atacama has triggered a new wave of environmental wrestling as this lithium-rich place is highly fragile. A top environmental judge in Chile renewed a call for a government-vetted water study to help stamp out lingering questions about sustainability that have cast a pall over Chilean lithium-rich Salar de Atacama.


Total Amount Control Index for Rare Earth and Tungsten Mining in Inner Mongolia Issued

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The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued a notice to release the 2020 total control index for rare earth and tungsten mining and issued the total control index of Inner Mongolia. The reporter learned from the Ministry of Natural Resources. China will continue to control the global supply of rare earths after the government increased mining of the key materials used in products from electric car batteries to smartphones.


SK Innovation Cooperates with Goodenough - Father of Lithium-Ion Battery

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SK innovation announced that it will develop next-generation battery technology with Professor John Goodenough, a 2019 Nobel laureate in chemistry who is known as the father of the lithium-ion battery. Goodenough and Dr. Hadi Khani at The University of Texas at Austin aim to develop unique gel-polymer electrolyte for a lithium metal battery with the goal of providing higher energy density and better safety at a competitive cost.


Pentagon Partners Lynas to Break China's Rare Earths Stranglehold

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Lynas and the Pentagon have signed off on a contract for work toward the rare earths separation plant, which the company intends to build in partnership with Texas-based Blue Line Corporation. The plant, which analysts expect to cost about $US50 million, is expected to break China’s stranglehold on the commercial-scale separation of heavy rare earth materials that are essential in military applications.


Lake Resources and Lilac Continue Producing High Concentration Li Chloride

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Clean lithium developer Lake Resources NL with its technology partner, Lilac Solutions Inc, reported that high concentrations of Li chloride are being consistently produced from Lilac's direct lithium extraction (DLE) pilot plant module using brines from Lake's Kachi Lithium Brine Project. Results obtained are similar to prior bench top testing.


Neodymium Oxide Price - August 4, 2020

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The neodymium oxide, praseodymium neodymium oxide and praseodymium neodymium metal prices in the Chinese market are in the upward trend in early August. Under the influence of many favorable and unfavorable factors, many traders still remain cautious, reasonably controlling the growth rate of inventory, but the actual trading volume is relatively considerable.


Ferro Molybdenum Price - August 4, 2020

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The molybdenum oxide, ferro molybdenum and ammonium molybdate prices in the Chinese market continue to maintain stability when downstream buyers seek for lower prices and remain rigid demand. In the short term, prices of molybdenum chemical product are not likely to reduce sharply for most traders are trying to avoid the risks of price inversion.