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US – China TradeWar – Nine countries join US strategic minerals initiative

(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday said nine countries have joined its initiative to help discover and develop reserves of minerals used to make electric vehicles, part of an effort to cut the world’s reliance on China for the high-tech materials. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday met with foreign ministers from the nine countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The countries joining the United … Continue reading

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Better Mining of Energy Minerals Sought in US Backed Effort

The U.S. and three other countries announced a partnership to encourage responsible mining of rare earths and other minerals used in car batteries, wind turbines and solar panels, as explosive demand for renewable energy is expected to drive a global rush of exploitation. The Energy Resources Governance Initiative, whose other founding partners are Australia, Botswana and Peru, covers the 17 rare earth elements along with 14 minerals including copper, lithium, uranium and manganese. It … Continue reading

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China’s Aug RareEarth magnets exports to US hit highest since at least 2016

BEIJING — China’s exports of rare earth magnets to the United States in August rose to the highest level since at least 2016, customs data showed on Wednesday, pointing to further stockpiling as concerns linger that Beijing could restrict supply in the Sino-U.S. trade war. Shipments to the United States rose 1.2% from a month earlier to 452,473 kg, or around 452 tonnes, according to data from the General Administration of Customs. Exports to … Continue reading

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Vanadium: One Battery Material Sector Is Cheering For Lower Prices

(Bloomberg) — Lower prices of vanadium, a metal mainly known for strengthening steel, are key in the drive to increase its use in the booming battery sector, according to the developer of an Australian mine. The metal’s retreat from a price spike in 2018 is being welcomed — rather than lamented — by producers as they seek to extend vanadium’s use in large-scale energy storage batteries, according to Vincent Algar, managing director of Australian … Continue reading

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Reuters: US, Australia to unveil plan to improve RareEarth mineral supply

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison are set to release a plan on Friday aimed at securing the supply of rare earth minerals, a senior administration official said, as concerns grow that China could cut off shipments of the prized commodities. The plan will be unveiled during a state visit by Morrison to the White House, where space cooperation and plastic waste management will also be discussed, … Continue reading

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REE-Magnesium Inc and CVMR Making History In the Strategic Metal and… Virtual Strategy Magazine

A delegation from the Republic of South Sudan’s government, headed by the Minister of Mining, Hon. Gabriel Thokuj Deng, met with the executives of three corporations from Canada and the United States Today is a great day to begin real cooperation between South Sudan, US and Canada to unlock the mineral wealth of my country. SCARBORO, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 16, 2019 On Thursday 12 September 2019, a delegation from the Republic of South Sudan’s … Continue reading

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South Sudan ink mineral exploration deal with U.S., Canadian mining firms – Xinhua, China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-16 23:58:00|Editor: Mu Xuequan JUBA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — South Sudan has signed a mineral exploration agreement with two American and Canadian mining and metal refining companies. The pact was signed by South Sudan’s mining minister Gabriel Thokuj Deng and executives of U.S.-based mining firm REE-Magnesium and Canada’s CVMR Inc at the South Sudan embassy in Washington on Sept 12, the firms said in a joint statement Monday. The agreement would allow … Continue reading

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There is no time to waste in the race for RareEarth metals

While we have been distracted and gazing at our collective navels in this country over the past three years, the world has moved on. In fact, while we have been largely paralysed, the pace of change has accelerated and there is a new world reality that the UK needs to confront in a post-Brexit era, one that we are woefully unprepared for – resource security. Over the past three years, it has become much … Continue reading

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REE-Magnesium Inc and CVMR Making History In the Strategic Metal and Rare Earth Sector

SCARBORO, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — On Thursday 12 September 2019, a delegation from the Republic of South Sudan’s government, headed by the Minister of Mining, Hon. Gabriel Thokuj Deng, met with the executives of three corporations from Canada and the United States at the South Sudanese Embassy in Washington D.C. The South Sudanese delegation is visiting the United States and Canada to sign an agreement that would facilitate satellite imaging of all … Continue reading

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Make America Mine Again – MAMA – Nationally or Internationally

The U.S. Geological Survey tracks 88 commodities. The U.S. is at least 25% dependent on imports for 62 of them. Of the top 50, 28 come from China and Russia. Ref: http://nanthavictor.com

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