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Coal 101: What is Anthracite?

Coal 101: What is Anthracite?

Anthracite is one of the four types of coal. Here’s a look at what it’s used for, as well as where it’s mined and which companies are mining it.

Graphite Mining in the US

Graphite Mining in the US

The US currently produces no graphite, and many are wondering if graphite mining in the US will happen. Here’s an overview of the situation.

Appalachian Coal Rich in Rare Earth Elements reported that coal from the Appalachian mountains in the United States could be rich in rare earth elements.

As quoted in the publication:
In the wake of a 2014 coal ash spill into North Carolina’s Dan River from a ruptured Duke Energy drainage pipe, the question of what to do with

Molycorp Gains 77 Percent on Siemens Supply Deal

Shares of Molycorp jumped Wednesday on news that the company has secured a 10-year rare earths supply deal with Siemens. Under the terms of the agreement, Molycorp will supply rare earth materials to Shin-Etsu Chemical, which will produce rare earth magnets for Siemens to use in its high-efficiency, direct-drive wind

The Conflict Over Conflict Metals: Lisa Reisman

Much has been said of the massive scope of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and Lisa Reisman, managing editor of, sees opportunity in the controversial provisions governing conflict minerals. In this interview with The Metals Report, Reisman discusses how companies are dealing with the new

Silver’s Unique Place as a Precious Metal Investment

It’s not uncommon for people to speak about the “gold to silver ratio” or describe silver with affectionate terms like “poor-man’s gold,” and though there are undoubtedly some similarities in regards to the recent bullish performance of the two precious metals, their uses are quite different—particularly in industry and technology.

Rare Earths: Common Applications

Understanding the rare earth markets can be as confusing as pronouncing the various names of the metals. Made up of 17 different elements, ‘rare earths’ are not actually all that rare in the earths crust. However, the economic viability of the processing of ore make them one of the least

Rare Earth Market Outlook 2016

A look at rare earths in 2015 and the rare earth market outlook for 2016.

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