Rare Earths

Cradle enters specialty market in Tanzania

By on July 7, 2014 in Mining, Rare Earths with 0 Comments

Minerals process and project management company MDM Engineering has been appointed to carry out pre-feasibility studies (PFS) for Australian-based Cradle Resources’ Panda Hill Niobium Project in south-west Tanzania.  Niobium is used to harden steel alloys. Cradle holds three valid mining licences to search for, mine, dig, mill, process, transport, use and market niobium. The project […]

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Base disputes validity of Kenya export levy

By on June 17, 2014 in Mining, Rare Earths, Taxation with 0 Comments

Aim- and ASX-listed Base Resources was disputing the constitutional validity of a Kenya Shillings 5 000/t levy on exports of ilmenite and rutile from its Kwale mineral sands project, in Kenya. The company on Thursday said it had received unqualified legal advice that the Kwale county government did not have legislative authority under the Kenyan […]

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France to pursue Africa Rare Earths

By on March 11, 2014 in Mining, Power, Rare Earths with 0 Comments

France has revealed plans to invest US$548-million dollars in establishing a new state-owned mining company called Compagnie National des Mines de France (CMF), with sub-Saharan Africa being looked at for significant investment.CMF, another move by the government to revive the industry, marks the establishment of the European nation’s first new state-owned industrial enterprise in 20 […]

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