America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A National Policy of Vertical Integration

For the past decade, our dependence on rare earths has conjured up considerable attention, fascination, and concern regarding their importance. This has caused a cascading effect to create interest and investment in other rare metals, critical minerals, ore deposits, mining, and the American mineral endowment—all related to with U.S. technology […]

Will China’s Outrageous Rare Earth Monopoly Persist?

Rare earth elements (REEs) are anything but rare in their industrial uses. These 17 elements are critical, albeit in miniscule quantities, for the production of most high-tech products today such as mobile phones, wind turbines, and high-definition TVs. China’s rare earth deposits are vast, but not at all proportional to […]

Fears Rise China Could Choke off Supply of Rare Earths in Trade War

China’s grip on the world’s rare earths market is in focus once again amid speculation the dominant producer could choke off supplies as the trade war escalates. But they’re not the only strategic minerals to watch if China’s relations with the U.S. deteriorate. FULL STORY: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-23/china-s-sway-over-tech-metals-under-scrutiny-after-huawei-swoop Why Rare Earths Could […]

US Tariffs On Chinese Graphite Will Be The First Domino

By Eagle Graphite Newsletter Tariffs will only accelerate the inevitable scramble for supply Graphite is indispensible for the manufacture of all sorts of things that are important to daily life. It finds use in literally hundreds of applications including steelmaking, electronics, gaskets, lubricants, and, yes, pencils. A shortage in graphite would […]

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