Peruvian Mining Minister Says Lithium Mining Regulation Will Ready This Year

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Peruvian Energy and Mining Minister Juan Carlos Liu said last Thursday that he was confident Peru would formulate regulation for lithium mining in the coming year, according to Reuters news.


Chinese APT Export Prices in 2019 Dropped by 28pc from 2018

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The average price in 2019 for ammonium paratungstate (APT) duty unpaid Rotterdam and the Chinese APT export prices dropped by more than 28pc from 2018, according to Argus data.


Tungsten Ore Price in China Stabilize in the Middle of January

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The tungsten prices in China are unchanged from the previous trading day with the impact of strong atmosphere of holiday. With the approaching of Chinese New Year, the production, transportation, capital funds and demand are affected. Most market participants are ending up their works for the holiday. 


Cerium Oxide Prices - January 16, 2020

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Rare earth market quotation in China: the latest of praseodymium oxide, lanthanum oxide and cerium oxide remain stable in the week began on January 16, 2010 as the market is in a stalemate. Under the growing festival atmosphere, traders who had limited consumption capacity have become more hesitant. The  market has got few inquiries. Affected by factors such as raw material prices and environmental protection, suppliers are basically unwilling to cut profits for more sales. Most rare earth products prices are stable. 


Molybdenum Bar Prices - January 16, 2020

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Molybdenum market quotation in China: the latest prices of molybdenum concentrate, molybdenum powder and molybdenum bar maintain stability in the week began on Monday January 16, 2020 with the approaching of Chinese Spring Festival. Now most logistics companies gradually stop providing service, manufacturing companies end up their works and traders remain cautious sentiment. Market transactions are hardly concluded. 


Sales of Tungsten Steel and Other Waste in Taiwan Are Subject to Business Tax

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In the manufacturing process, wastes such as iron scraps and tungsten steel wastes are often produced. If such scraps are sold to get a profit, a unified invoice must be issued following the law and business tax must be reported, according to the information of the Taxation Bureau of the Central Area in Taiwan.


Lake Resources Produces Battery-Grade Lithium Carbonate from Kachi

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Lithium explorer and developer Lake Resources NL is pleased to announce a major step, confirming that it will use Lilac Solutions' breakthrough technology to produce a large number of battery-grade lithium carbonate samples in California with a purity of 99.9% from 20, 000 liters of brine samples from Lake's Kachi Brine Lithium Mine project in January 13, 2020.


APT Price in the Chinese Market Stabilizes on Quiet Trading Activity

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Analysis of latest tungsten market from Chinatungsten Online

The tungsten power and ammonium paratungstate (APT) prices in the Chinese market are unchanged from the previous trading day as the market has been kept quiet recently. 


Rich in Rare Metals, Your Next Phone Lithium Cell May Come from Deep Sea

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The deep sea is rich in cobalt, rare earth and other rare metals, your next lithium cell phone battery may come from the depths of the sea. 19th-century French science fiction writer Jules Verne described a fragment in his famous work "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea": "These mineral deposits are located under the sea, just like Newcastle's coal pits. Putting on a wet suit, holding a hoe and a shovel, my crew is responsible for coal mining, so I don't need to ask for coal on the ground."


IBM and Daimler Team to Improve Lithium Battery Safety

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Lithium battery safety has always been a major concern for EV owners. Therefore, IBM and Daimler are set to improve cell safety. According to information, the current annual rate of new energy vehicle combustion accidents is about 0.9 to 1.2 per 10,000. Although this figure is lower than 2 to 4 per 10,000 fuel vehicles, it cannot be underestimated. Among these accidents, the rate of ternary lithium batteries accounted for the highest, reaching 89%. Domestic and foreign vehicle and battery suppliers are also intensifying research and development on battery safety.