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Ernest Scheyder

California rare earths miner races to refine amid U.S.-China trade row

23 Aug 2019

The owner of the only U.S. rare earths mine is going on a hiring spree as it looks to significantly boost production, part of a strategy to build out American refining capability after China raised tariffs on the minerals amid an escalating trade war.

Freeport swings to quarterly loss as copper, gold output drops

24 Jul 2019

Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's largest publicly traded copper producer, posted a quarterly loss on Wednesday as costs spiked and production of gold and copper plunged at a key Indonesian mine.

Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet

23 Jul 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles.

Trump tells Pentagon to find better sources of rare earth magnet

23 Jul 2019

July 22 U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday told the Pentagon to find better ways to procure a rare earth magnet used in specialty motors, warning that the nation's defense would suffer without adequate stockpiles.

Exclusive: Pentagon races to track U.S. rare earths output amid China trade dispute

12 Jul 2019

The Pentagon is rapidly assessing the United States' rare earths capability in a race to secure stable supply of the specialized material amid the country's trade conflict with China, which controls the rare earths industry, according to a government document seen by Reuters.

EPA breathes new life into controversial Alaska mining project

27 Jun 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would reconsider a 2014 decision that had stopped development of Alaska's Pebble Mine, the world's biggest undeveloped copper and gold project.

European lithium projects gain attention amid push towards electric vehicles

13 Jun 2019

SANTIAGO European lithium projects are making a fresh push for capital, eager to supply the white metal to a burgeoning network of battery manufacturers and electric vehicle makers across the continent, the world's second-largest EV market after China.

Albemarle details efforts to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30 percent

11 Jun 2019

SANTIAGO Albemarle Corp on Tuesday detailed a process it believes will increase its Chilean lithium output by nearly a third and said it is working to reduce the affect of precipitation on its evaporation ponds.

Albemarle details efforts to boost its Chilean lithium output by 30 percent

11 Jun 2019

SANTIAGO, June 11 Albemarle Corp on Tuesday detailed a process it believes will increase its Chilean lithium output by nearly a third and said it is working to reduce the affect of precipitation on its evaporation ponds.

Albemarle declines to participate in LME lithium contract

11 Jun 2019

SANTIAGO Albemarle Corp, the world's largest lithium producer, said on Tuesday it will not participate in the London Metal Exchange's plan to launch a new contract for the white metal, depriving it of a key source of pricing data.

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