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Geomega Resources’ mini pilot plant in Boucherville, Quebec, which separates and extracts rare earth oxides from permanent magnet waste. Credit: Geomega Resources.

Mining waste for key metals

Apple is using recycled rare earth elements (REE) in a key component of its newest iPhone 11 models, which hit the market in September. The…


BHP appoints insider as CEO

BHP  (NYSE: BHP; LON: BHP) has appointed Mike Henry as its new CEO starting Jan. 1, 2020. Henry will replace CEO Andrew Mackenzie, who is…



Chile in turmoil as tensions boil over

The worst unrest in Chile in a generation threatens to overturn assumptions about one of South America’s most stable countries and the world’s leading copper…


Wealth Minerals and Rosatom sign MOU

Russia’s state nuclear group Rosatom and Canada’s Wealth Minerals (TSXV: WML) are working towards a partnership at the junior’s Atacama lithium project in northern Chile.
The…




Nemaska Lithium announces layoffs

Nemaska Lithium (TSX: NMX, US-OTC: NMKEF) plans to lay off 64 employees, or about half of its staff, after financing delays for its Whabouchi project…





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