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It’s Official: Feds Required To Report To Congress On Rare Earths In The US Defense Supply Chain

1. November 2009

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As I’ve posted about extensively here at Terra Magnetica, the US National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 contained language that required that the Federal government look at the role of rare earth materials in the US defense supply chain. Earlier this week, the bill was finally signed into law by President Obama. Section […]

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USMMA Forms New Advisory Board

28. October 2009

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Earlier today, the United States Magnet Materials Association [USMMA] announced the formation of a new Advisory Board, comprising three highly-respected members of the magnetics & rare earths community. Joining the USMMA in this capacity are: Jack Lifton, of Jack Lifton LLC and The Jack Lifton Report, who is a well known commentator and consultant with […]

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The Critical & Strategic Metals Shindig

28. October 2009

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The Critical & Strategic Metals Shindig

I know I’ve been rather lax in following up on my last post here, sent just before the Critical & Strategic Metals Conference in Washington DC last week.  It was a most interesting event.  It gave many folks a chance to interact with other parts of the supply chain that they might not have directly […]

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Critical & Strategic Metals: The Big Pow Wow in Washington D.C.

19. October 2009

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I’m currently in Washington D.C., ahead of a three-day meeting called “Managing Supply Chain Risks for Critical & Strategic Metals”.  This meeting, co-chaired by Jack Lifton of Jack Lifton, LLC, and Lisa Reisman of Aptium Global, will no doubt be an interesting mix of discussions and participants.  It looks to cover rare earth metals, minor metals, platinum […]

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One In The Eye For Magnet Therapy?

17. October 2009

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A study on the therapeutic effects of magnetic and copper bracelets was published late this summer in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, and the news of its findings has slowly but surely filtered its way into the mainstream media. Unfortunately for the myriad purveyors of magnetic bracelets, necklaces, rings, insoles and other magnet therapy-related paraphernalia, the […]

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Reminder: China Magnetics 2009 Is Around The Corner

3. October 2009

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Reminder: China Magnetics 2009 Is Around The Corner

Just a reminder folks, that the China Magnetics 2009 conference, organized by IntertechPira and the 8th in the series, takes place October 27-28, 2009 in Shanghai, China. This event brings the permanent magnets supply chain to Shanghai for “an in-depth discussion of recent trends and developments within China’s magnet and magnetic materials industry”. With the media […]

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Thorium Energy Joins United States Magnet Materials Association

29. September 2009

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Earlier today, the United States Magnet Materials Association [USMMA] announced that Thorium Energy, Inc. has joined its ranks.  Thorium Energy owns rare earth resources in Lemhi Pass, located in Idaho and Montana. According to the USMMA, this move “expands the coalition’s focus on rare earth materials and the rare earth magnet supply chain”. The USMMA […]

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Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Inside the Beltway – Part 4

27. September 2009

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This is the last in a four-part series of articles on the current scrutiny being given to rare earths by the US Congress and US Department of Defense, in the context of national security considerations.  The third part can be accessed here. The full white paper can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. […]

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Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Inside the Beltway – Part 3

27. September 2009

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This is the third in a four-part series of articles on the current scrutiny being given to rare earths by the US Congress and US Department of Defense, in the context of national security considerations.  The second part can be accessed here. The full white paper can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. […]

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Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Inside the Beltway – Part 2

27. September 2009

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This is the second in a four-part series of articles on the current scrutiny being given to rare earths by the US Congress and US Department of Defense, in the context of national security considerations.  The first part can be accessed here. The full white paper can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. […]

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