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US Rare Earths, Inc.: A Discussion With Ed Cowle And Jack Lifton

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Last week, I spent over an hour with Ed Cowle, CEO of U.S. Rare Earths, Inc., a privately-held rare earths junior mining company, and Jack Lifton, Founding Editor of The Jack Lifton Report and a consultant to U.S. Rare Earths. The discussion was prompted by an earlier post over at the RareMetalBlog Web site, concerning […]

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DMTC Hosts 2nd Annual Strategic Materials Conference

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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The Defense Metals Technology Center [DMTC], based in North Canton, Ohio, is hosting its 2nd Annual Strategic Materials Conference [SMC] during Feb 1-2, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. According to the DMTC Web site: The Defense Metals Technology Center (DMTC) was formed in January, 2007 in order to establish an industrial base capable of affordably producing […]

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The Critical & Strategic Metals Shindig

Wednesday, October 28, 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.

Monday, October 19, 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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Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Inside the Beltway – Part 4

Sunday, September 27, 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

Sunday, September 27, 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

Sunday, September 27, 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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Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Inside the Beltway – Part 1

Sunday, September 27, 2009

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This is the first 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 full white paper can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. Introduction The rare earths are a group […]

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The Sky Is Not Falling: A Different Perspective On The Chinese MIIT Report On Rare Earths

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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In recent days we’ve seen a flurry of activity concerning reports that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called for a total ban on foreign shipments of certain rare earths elements. These reports also claim that other rare earth metals including neodymium, would be restricted to a combined export quota of 35,000 […]

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New White Paper On Rare Earths & Specialty Metals

Monday, August 24, 2009

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I have just uploaded the pre-print of a new white paper titled “Running the Gauntlet: Rare Earths, Specialty Metals and Turf Wars Within the Beltway“. I started work on this after discovering that rare earth materials feature prominently in current legislation going through the US Congress.  Posted below are the first few paragraphs of the […]

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