Rare Earth Industry Goes to Shanghai!

By Clint Cox Metal Pages and the China Chamber of Commerce for Metals, Mineral and Chemicals Importers and Exporters (CCCMC) put on a fantastic conference in Shanghai on 11-13 September 2013. There were about 200 attendees from about 20 countries, with the largest contingent being from China. The presentations were informative throughout the Conference, and

Strange (and full of geologic wonder) Lake

By Clint Cox I have been hearing about the geological wonders of Strange Lake for years.  Peter Cashin has been very gracious in offering a trip for the past three years. Last week, everything finally fell into place. Strange Lake is located at the yellow pin on the map: Strange Lake is one of the

Metal Pages China Conference Report

By Terry Gatchell   Beijing, China. Rare Earths 2011, sponsored by Molycorp and organized by Metal Pages, Ltd. and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce for Metals (CCCMC) was held September 14-16 at the Sun World Dynasty Hotel. Other sponsors included Matamec, Rare Element Resources, Great Western Mineral Group, TUC Resources, Hudson Resources, and Kimberly Rare

Rare Earth Research is Alive and Well in Santa Fe!

By Terry Gatchell One of Santa Fe’s wind gardens and the Loretto Chapel June 19-23 Santa Fe, New Mexico More than 200 scientists and engineers from universities and national labs around the world met at the historic Inn at Loretto for the 26th triennial Rare Earth Research Conference (RERC) to challenge, discuss and celebrate experimental

Return to Mountain Pass!

By Clint Cox On June 1, Molycorp held a tour for about 100 delegates from the recent Metal Pages’ Metals for Energy and Environment Conference held in Las Vegas. We all met just before lunch at the Green Valley Ranch hotel entrance, loaded up into 4 medium sized luxury-liner buses, and began eating our Panera

Upcoming Rare Earth Conferences

By Clint Cox   A number of people have requested a list of upcoming conferences in the rare earth industry.  The list below is by no means exhaustive:   Coming soon: Asian Metal Rare Earth Summit, Pittsburgh March 14-15   For excellent coverage of rare earths and the US government: TREM 11, Washington DC, March

2011 Well Underway, but What Lies ahead?

By Clint Cox Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in posting this year.  Regardless of my tardiness, I’d still like to give an outlook for 2011: 2011 should be a pivotal year in many respects. Let’s start with China, the key player…   China Consolidation First of all, the Chinese are consolidating their

2010 Outlook: How Did We Do?

By Clint Cox Below is my commentary on the market from our posting in January of 2010.  Following each section I give my assessment (in burgundy) of how our outlook seems to be holding up with time… Happy New Year! This is more of an exercise in entertainment than it will be informative.  There are

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