India’s AMCR rules seek clarity over monazite

India’s AMCR rules seek clarity over monazite By SHRUTI SALWAN Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016 While the Indian beach sand mineral industry is yet adapting to the newly introduced provisions Under the Atomic Mineral Concession Rules 2016, clarity over monazite remains opaque as the government has sought help from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) […]

Unlocking India’s monazite: Modi govt’s beach minerals policy resembles Nehruvian socialism

Unlocking India’s monazite: Modi govt’s beach minerals policy resembles Nehruvian socialism Why is Modi government restricting beach sand minerals and at the cost the country’s future? Jaideep Prabhu | Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 18:19   The greatest obstacle to India’s development is India itself. In a recent article, I had written about the tremendous […]

World’s second largest ilmenite operation to start Sri Lanka

World’s largest Zircon producer Iluka Resources Limited revealed on Tuesday in Colombo that it was planning to commence one of the largest mineral extraction operations in Sri Lanka from 2019. “Once we clear the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) we would like to start immediately since we want the proposed operation fast-tracked” said an upbeat Head […]

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Vaikundarajan denies allegations made by brother  Special Correspondent Mining baron S. Vaikundarajan on Monday denied all allegations made by his brother V.S. Kumaresan relating to beach sand mining and cited family feud as the reason for the allegations. Mr. Kumaresan on Sunday alleged that beach sand mining was continuing in Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi districts, […]

Vizag resumes export of rare earth oxides

Vizag resumes export of rare earth oxides DECCAN CHRONICLE. | S N V SUDHIR PublishedAug 24, 2016, 2:30 am IST TREI had set up its processing plant at Vizag and Indian Rare Earths Ltd had started supplying the raw material from May this year onwards. Visakhapatnam: India has resumed export of rare earth oxides almost […]

Investigation Committee found no proof against VV Mineral – All Complaints are false and malicious

Thanks : Deccan Chronicle – 29.8.16 News paper

India may auction 70 atomic mineral deposits in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala

India may auction 70 atomic mineral deposits in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala vccircle.com/infracircle/india-may-auction-70-atomic-mineral-deposits-andhra-pradesh-tamil-nadu-kerala/ Deepak Kumar Sahu8/24/2016 With the department of atomic energy (DAE) submitting a list of around 70 atomic mineral blocks, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala may shortly auction these deposits containing rare earth elements such as monazite. The plan is […]

REE – Rare Earth Elements and their Uses

REE – Rare Earth Elements and their Uses The demand for rare earth elements has grown rapidly, but their occurrence in minable deposits is limited. This chart shows a history of rare earth element production, in metric tons of rare earth oxide equivalent, between 1950 and 2015. It clearly shows the United States’ entry into […]

Rare-Earth Market – By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.

Rare-Earth Market By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech. BY LEE SIMMONS ILLUSTRATIONS BY LUKE SHUMAN JULY 12, 2016 Most people have no idea what’s in an iPhone. Yttrium and praseodymium don’t exactly roll off the tongue, but they’re part of what make smartphones so small, powerful, and […]