Have you ever considered the amazing amount of mining, processes, and resources needed to make your cell phone? Do you know what rare earth elements are and how they're extracted? Sean P. Dudley discusses cutting-edge research that is being done for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy which is uncovering novel areas of production and processing of crucial resources so often taken for granted. Sean P. Dudley is a native of Butte and enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and photography. He has owned a consulting business, worked for an engineering firm, and for various resource corporations. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science at Montana Tech of the University of Montana and has accepted a job with the Naval Sea Systems Command. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical and Mineral Process Engineering. In his academic career, Sean has focused on responsible resource development. His Ph.D. work centers around economic and efficient rare earth element recovery under research programs for both the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Laboratory. Sean’s research in the quantum mechanics of rare earth elements has uncovered an area for increased focus. The support of his family and two long-time advisors has been crucial for Sean’s development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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For thousands of years, they lay dormant in the soil until suddenly, they became the driving force behind a technical revolution: rare earths. Researchers drill for new deposits and find more environmentally friendly ways of processing the materials. A fascinating glimpse at cutting-edge research that could make our green technologies of the future even greener. First Broadcast in 2013. Content Provided By Java Films. Any queries, contact us at [email protected] Subscribe to Spark for more amazing science, tech and engineering videos - https://goo.gl/LIrlur Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SparkDocs/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spark_channel/?hl=undefined #tresure #science #rareearth #technology #iphone #iphoneproduction #apple #treasurehunter #engineering
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Quantum aims to be the solution for America's strategic and critical niobium needs for the domestic steel and aviation industry. Niobium is crucial in high strength steel for bridges and buildings, oil and gas pipelines, stainless steel, MRI machines, wind turbines, jet thrusters, automobiles and more.
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Thanks for the thulium: http://onyxmet.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Thoisoi?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoisoi2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoisoi/ Do not repeat the experiments shown in this video! So, today I will tell you about the rarest among the so-called rare earth metals - thulium, however absurd it may sound, the rarest among the rare. And yes, with the city of Tula this metal is not connected in any way, unless the Tula gingerbread actually contains lanthanides. Nonetheless, in the periodic table the metal thulium is indeed featured in the row of those lanthanides, under the number 69. Thulium is very difficult to obtain, as only one part of this metal can be found in 100 trillion pieces of the earth's crust. Even the famous scientist Charles James needed to go through about 15,000 purification steps in order to get a more or less pure thulium bromate from an ore, the role of which can be taken by gadolinite or, for example, monazite. Many of you may have noticed that in almost all of the videos about lanthanides I mention all the same minerals and it's not just a coincidence. The fact is that often in such minerals one can find a whole gallery of lanthanide compounds that often accompany each other in natural sources and show the same chemical properties due to the similar structure of the electron shell. So it is not that easy to separate them from each other. By the way, approximately 80% of all the lanthanide deposits are located in China, as is the production of compounds from these elements. But let's return to thulium. From the outside this element looks like a shiny metal, resistant to oxidation in air. This piece of Thulium was made back in the year 1990, and since that time it almost did not oxidize. Because of its rarity, thulium now has a fairly high price, for 10 grams you may pay above $100. What’s also of interest is the structure of this Thulium sample, consisting of the so-called metal dendrites obtained by sublimation of a metal in a vacuum. According to its chemical properties, thulium hardly differs from other lanthanides, although in comparison with, say, neodymium, thulium is less active. This element also dissolves well in hydrochloric acid where it forms thulium chloride - a substance with a slightly greenish tinge. The same unusual green color can be seen in the sparks of burning thulium in air, which is quite unusual, since the sparks of other lanthanides are usually white. When the metal thulium burns in air, an oxide of this metal is formed. Nowadays, thulium compounds are added to phosphors, which allow them to glow in the ultraviolet in blue color, this property is used for the protection of euro banknotes from counterfeiters. Thulium compounds are added to the ink for the notes which under the ultraviolet light makes those particles glow in blue. The common properties of thulium with the other lanthanide metals can be seen from the behavior of thulium chloride in the presence of vanadates or tungstates, when the solutions of these substances come into contact, the insoluble precipitates of thulium compounds form. On the application, the non-radioactive isotope of thulium 169 finds its place in the manufacture of lasers used in surgery. For example, a solid-state laser using aluminum-yttrium garnet with thulium impurities is used to treat prostatitis and remove tumors. Though a more interesting application finds the radioactive isotope thulium 170, that emits a soft gamma, it is used in the production of compact sources of X-ray radiation which are used for obtaining dental images, and in searching for microcracks in mechanical and electronic devices. The miniature thulium devices are suitable for X-ray diagnostics in the tissues and organs that are difficult, and sometimes impossible to scan, with the conventional X-ray machines. With the help of thulium 170 absolutely inconspicuous letters and symbolic signs were found on the bronze lining of the Assyrian helmet of the 9th century BC. The helmet was wrapped in film and was shined through from within with soft gamma rays of thulium. On the developed film what appeared was the worn-out signs ... The only drawback of such devices is that the isotope thulium 170 is quite expensive, and has a half-life of about 170 days, meaning devices using this isotope are short-lived. Due to its rarity and high price, thulium is currently not so widespread in application as the other lanthanides, but in the end it can be said that this metal is quite unique, the rarest among the rare.
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Peter Dickie, President & CEO of Quantum Rare Earth Developments, talks about increasing the Elk Creek niobium deposit in the USA in overall size, increasing measured & indicated resources, completing all metallurgical studies, signing up a strategic partner & moving the project towards the feasibility stage (Sept 2012)
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Controlling fission reactions in modern nuclear plants is a complicated and dangerous process, yet nature managed to do the same thing all by itself two million years ago. Here’s how. A New Source of Fukushima Radiation Was Just Found, Now What? - https://youtu.be/ifBAvnxrWsM Read More: Ancient Nuclear Waste Is Teaching Us About Radioactive Storage Today http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/08/13/oklo-natural-nuclear-reactor-waste/#.W4iLYJNKhTa “To get data on what happens to spent nuclear fuel over long periods of time, researchers are turning to a unique place on Earth — the oldest, and only, known natural nuclear reactor.” Meet Oklo, the Earth’s Two-billion-year-old only Known Natural Nuclear Reactor https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/meet-oklo-the-earths-two-billion-year-old-only-known-natural-nuclear-reactor “For such a phenomenon to have happened naturally, these uranium deposits in western Equatorial Africa must have had to contain a critical mass of U-235 to start the reaction. Back in those days, they did. A second contributing factor was that, for a nuclear chain reaction to happen and be maintained, there needed to be a moderator. In this case: water.” The world's first and only natural nuclear reactor https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/oklo-reactor “In a singular but well-documented circumstance, scientists have found evidence that naturally occurring fission reactors were created inside three uranium ore deposits in the west African country of Gabon.” ____________________ Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Elements on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerElements/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Seeker http://www.seeker.com/
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BBC, Documentary Treasures, Metals #PBS #Nova Treasures of the Earth: Metals What is it about the nature of metals that have made them a pillar of human civilization?
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Thanks for the erbium chloride: http://onyxmet.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Thoisoi?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoisoi2 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoisoi/ Do not repeat the experiments shown in this video! Today, I would like to tell you about one more unusual rare-earth metal - about erbium. Like all the other lanthanides, erbium belongs to group 6 in the periodic table. Its atomic number is 68. The history of this element is quite interesting. As many other rare-earth metals, erbium was discovered in Sweden but a small village named Ytterby that is located close to Stockholm was especially profound in this respect. From 15-th century on quartz for blacksmiths was mined in this village and from 18-th century on feldspar for potters was also mined here. In 1787 lieutenant Carl Arrhenius planned to build fortifications in this village but he accidentally saw an unusual black stone that he studied later on because he was was fond of chemistry but he didn’t find anything interesting in this stone. Later still Johan Gadolin, a Finish chemist, managed to find out that 38% of its content was an unknown element and along with that he named the mineral after himself naming it gadolinite. He named the new unknown element ytterbite after the settlement it was found in - Ytterby. Later in the middle of 19-th century another Swedish scientist whose name was Carl Mosander found out that ytterbite consisted of a mix of oxides of new metals. He named them erbium which was an oxide of erbium and terbium which understandably was an oxide of terbium. During the next 30 years the names of these two elements would change until finally in 1905 a pure oxide of erbium was extracted and all obscurities ended. The pure metal was first extracted only in 1934 through the reduction of erbium chloride using potassium vapor as the reducing agent. Nowadays, however, erbium is extracted from such a mineral as xenotime which is mostly found in China. The Chinese have monopolized the rare-earth metals market that is the reason why all the devices are made there, because making them requires rare-earth metals. Getting back to the point, the extracted metallic erbium is very similar to other lanthanides, to terbium for instance. Although it gets attracted to magnets much worse than terbium. By the way to check out the magnetic properties of many elements see the link down in the description. Erbium compounds are of distinctive bright pink color. Thanks to their colors they were discovered when gadolinite was studied. Erbium reacts with acids quite actively. It forms pink erbium chloride, which is slightly more pale than neodymium chloride, when submerged in hydrochloric acid. Like neodymium and holmium compounds, it changes color depending on lighting. In LED light it is more gray whereas in fluorescent lamp light it is bright pink. Chemical properties of all lanthanides are very similar and erbium is not an exception. When ground on our dear grinding wheel, it sparks beautifully burning down in the air and forming 3 valent erbium oxide. However, from the physical point of view erbium and its compounds are among the most widely used.
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Documentaries - World's Strongest Materials - Documentary 2017 For the past century materials engineers have been developing materials that are ever . documentaries, documentary 2017, documentary 2016, documentary lucci, documentary history channel, documentary bbc, documentary now, documentary . Super Elements are rare earth elements or rare earth metals behind modern technology. So far, China has kind of monopoly on these rare metals and rare . LIKE========SHARE=========COMMENT For more videos, Subscribe us on : ########## Watch Best Documentaries 2016 . UFO DOCUMENTARY 2015 .
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http://www.QuantumRareEarth.com Quantum Rare Earth Developments is developing North America's highest grade, large tonnage Niobium project at the 100% owned Elk Creek, Nebraska site. Quantum aims to be the solution for America's strategic and critical Niobium needs for the domestic steel and aviation industry. Niobium is crucial in high strength steel for bridges and buildings, oil and gas pipelines, stainless steel, MRI machines, wind turbines, jet thrusters, automobiles and more. America has imported 100% of the Niobium it uses for the past 52 years. The US considers Niobium a strategic metal and is contemplating stockpiling due to the supply concentration risk and economic importance. Elk Creek is an advanced project as Molycorp drilled 110 holes in the geological anomaly during the 1970s and 1980s. Niobium and Rare Earth prices have increased rapidly since then and in 2010 Quantum took up where Molycorp left off. In addition to the vast Niobium deposit, Quantum has identified a high-grade Rare-Earth complex 2.5 km or 1.5 miles away from the Niobium deposit.
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BBC, Documentary Treasures, Gems #BBC #clinton Treasures of the Earth: Gems What processes in the depths of the Earth forge beautiful and precious stones?
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Sponsored by the Web's Top 100 Power Sites: www.PassiontoLearn.com Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. Joins OTCQX VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jan 21, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Quantum Rare Earth Developments Corp. (TSX VENTURE: QRE)(OTCQX: QREDF)(FRANKFURT: BR3) is pleased to announce the Company's shares commenced trading on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX(R) effective today under the symbol QREDF. The OTCQX, operated by OTC Markets Group Inc., is a financial information and technology services company that operates the leading electronic quotation and trading system in the U.S. OTC securities market. "The OTCQX platform offers investor-focused companies a winning combination of quality control, transparency, and broader visibility to U.S. investors," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome Quantum Rare Earth Developments to OTCQX." "We are pleased to be able to provide our current and potential U.S. investors an improved platform to access our company's securities," stated Peter Dickie, President of Quantum. "The American public, industries and government are becoming keenly aware of the importance of strategic metals and rare earths for the national economy and as investment opportunities. In response, while we continue the advancement of our Elk Creek, Nebraska niobium and rare earth project we feel that this listing is an important step in exposing and presenting our company to the U.S. market." Quantum Rare Earth Developments began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX International. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the company on www.otcqx.com and www.otcmarkets.com. Berenbaum Weinshienk PC will serve as Quantum Rare Earth's Principal American Liaison ("PAL") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements. Visit the Web's Top 100 Power Sites: www.PassiontoLearn.com
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Fluorine chemist Stephen Boyd discusses rare earth fluoride doped salts, and why they are represented separately from the rest of the elements on the periodic table. Presented at TEAC4 (Thorium Energy Alliance Conference #4).
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China is planning to strip mine the moon for a rare helium, but why? Are they even allowed to do this? Follow Julian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jhug00 Read More: China Plans To Strip Mine The Moon For Rare Helium-3 http://www.immortal.org/4376/china-plans-strip-mine-moon-rare-helium-3/ "Chinese state media has reported the service module of test lunar orbiter has successfully began orbiting the Moon and the lunar mission will see the Chang'e 5 spacecraft perform a soft landing on the surface of the Moon, where it will collect four pounds of rock and soil samples before returning home, China Topix reported." China Reaches Moon Orbit, Wants to Mine Very Rare, Energy Dense Element http://www.zmescience.com/space/china-moon-mine-helium-14012015/ "China's has reached a new milestone in its space program - its latest spacecraft service module has entered orbit around the moon, after being successfully tested on Earth a few months ago." How Lunar Soil Could Power the Future http://www.livescience.com/2784-lunar-soil-power-future.html "The moon is once again a popular destination, as several space-faring nations are talking about setting up bases there. One reason would be to mine fuel for future fusion reactors." Ouyang Ziyuan's Moon Dream Coming True http://www.china.org.cn/english/scitech/175923.htm "Ouyang Ziyuan's interest in the moon first came when he read about the catastrophic collisions when meteorites hit the Earth." Outer Space Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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Viewers like you help make PBS (Thank you 😃) . Support your local PBS Member Station here: https://to.pbs.org/DonateSPACE Thanks to Audible for supporting PBSDS. To start your free 30 day trial and receive a free audiobook visit https://www.audible.com/spacetime or text spacetime to 500 500! The days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched, Asteroids. You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t-shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Previous Episode: The Black Hole Information Paradox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XkHBmE-N34 The richest person in modern history, was John Davison Rockefeller, His net worth was three times greater than that of our richest tech billionaires, inflation adjusted. And the source of that fortune? Timely exploitation of a vast, then-untapped natural resource: oil. Well, the days of oil may be numbered, but there’s another natural resource that’s never been touched, is effectively inexhaustible, and has a dollar value large enough to disrupt entire economies. That resource? Asteroids, and the precious materials they contain. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson predicts that the world’s first trillionaire will be an asteroid miner. The Rockefellers of the 21st century may be less like the internet and tech moguls of the 20th century and more like the old-school oil barons of the 19th century. Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Drew Rosen and Matt O'Dowd Graphics by Grayson Blackmon Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow and Linda Huang Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Special thanks to our Patreon Big Bang, Quasar and Hypernova Supporters: Big Bang CoolAsCats David Nicklas Anton Lifshits Joey Redner Fabrice Eap Quasar Tambe Barsbay Mayank M. Mehrota Mars Yentur Mark Rosenthal Dean Fuqua Roman Pinchuk ColeslawPurdie Vinnie Falco Hypernova Donal Botkin Edmund Fokschaner Matthew O’Connor Eugene Lawson Barry Hatfield Martha Hunt Joseph Salomone Chuck Zegar Craig Peterson Jordan Young Ratfeast John Hofmann Thanks to our Patreon Gamma Ray Burst Supporters: James Hughes Fabian Olesen Kris Fernet Jane Meyers James Flowers Greg Allen Denys Ivanov Nick Virtue Alexey Eromenko Nicholas Rose Scott Gossett Mark Vasile Patrick Murray Sultan Alkhulaifi Alex Seto Michal-Peanut Karmi Erik Stein Kevin Warne JJ Bagnell Avi Goldfinger John Pettit Florian Stinglmayr Benoit Pagé-Guitard Nathan Leniz Brandon Labonte David Crane Greg Weiss Shannan Catalano Brandon Cook Malte Ubl
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Rather than importing rare earth elements from mining, why not tap into the recycling deposit? Thomas Zemb, head of the Marcoule Institute for Separative Chemistry since its creation in 2005 until 2012, offers a bold and innovative solution combining nanoscale aggregates, ultrasound and microfluidics. His objective: to divide the volume of acid generated by existing methods by thirty! Funded by an ERC Advanced Grant, this emblematic project symbolizes the mission of an institute that leverages the CEA expertise developed for the nuclear industry and strives to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. Solar panels, wind turbines, lithium batteries and fuel cells all have an Achilles' heel: the availability of rare earth elements that are indeed quite "rare". Not many of us know that the permanent magnets of offshore wind turbines can contain up to 600 kilos of neodymium, and that in about twenty years, these facilities will reach the end of their life cycle. However, the current recycling processes, which were inspired by the mining industry, cause the formation of entire lakes of concentrated acid, and this is incompatible with Western environmental standards. So what is the solution? It is simply to invent "soft" chemical processes which can be implemented during the recycling process to securely extract all of the valuable elements. Sorting molecules and atoms This is the approach adopted by the Marcoule Institute for Separative Chemistry (ICSM), whose mission adheres to the principles of circular economy. Thomas Zemb states: "Today, there is no theory of chemical separation. Synapses in our brain perfectly recognize potassium and sodium ions, but we still don't know why some ions pass through channels with a diameter of less than a nanometer, and some don't." By better understanding the physicochemical mechanisms at this level, researchers will be able to develop efficient recycling processes that are completely different from existing ones. ICSM was created in 2005 to take on this exact challenge. The institute stems from the CEA Nuclear Energy Division (DEN) and the DSM, and like many DSM fundamental research laboratories, it is a joint research unit between CNRS, University of Montpellier and École nationale supérieure de chimie de Montpellier. Nuclear Fuel and Microalgae The ICSM can rely on the knowledge accumulated by DEN teams in terms of chemical separation, as CEA is at the root of the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from the French nuclear power industry. This process consists in separating the atoms that can still be used in reactors from other atoms, considering that spent fuel contains almost all the elements of the periodic table! This unique experience now also addresses many other issues related to the sorting of molecules and atoms. How to rid drinking water of traces of drugs or pesticides? How can we dewater microalgae without altering the molecules they produce, or spending more than the energy they deliver?...
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This video animation shows a new mining plan developed by the Nordmin Group of Companies for NioCorp Developments Ltd. that shows three-plus decades of planned mining of critical minerals in NioCorp's proposed Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project in southeast Nebraska. This animation reflects Nordmin's proposed mining plan that is incorporated into NioCorp's 2019 NI-43-101 Feasibility Study for the Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project.
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Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Mark A. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Molycorp Inc., owner of the world's largest non-Chinese deposit of rare-earth metals, talks about demand for the minerals. Rare-earth prices have jumped after China, the source of more than 90 percent of worldwide supplies, cut its second-half export quota. Smith speaks from Denver, Colorado, with Susan Li on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)
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What are magnets? How does a magnet work? Fundamentally, magnets can be explained through quantum mechanics. This video will explain it in a bit easier fashion. Magnets basically boil down to the magnetic fields produced by electrons, due to the electrons spin. An electron's spin is an intrinsic property. When electrons of equal spin line up, they form larger magnets. In some rare earth metals, this can occur naturally. Most minerals and molecules have paired electrons with opposite spin, so the magnetic fields cancel out. Magnets are the driving factor of how motors work. -- Related Videos -- Electric Motors: http://youtu.be/ErV5lGVso1w Please feel free to rate, comment, and subscribe! And don't forget to check out my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/engineeringexplained Also check out my official website: Make suggestions, participate in forums, learn through logically ordered lessons, read FAQs, and plan your future! http://www.howdoesacarwork.com Now on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jasonfenske13 NEW VIDEO EVERY WEDNESDAY!
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http://goldstocktrades.com/blog In late 2011, I found an asset in Nebraska that looked even better than Iamgold's Niobec as it is higher grade. I recommended it to my subscribers and bought a position in early 2012, which I never sold. The asset was phenomenal but the stock was hammered down due to the weak junior market. At the time, I was a little concerned as management did not have a track record of building mines and the financing environment was extremely challenging. Back then the company was called Quantum Rare Earth Developments and I believed that the quality of the asset and commodity would eventually attract capital and first class management. Two years later the junior market appears to be emerging from a bear market and Quantum Rare Earth Developments is now known as Niocorp (NB.V or NIOBF) with possibly the top CEO/Mine builder in the strategic metals sector with the funding to advance the project. No one knows how to take strategic metal mines into production like Mark Smith who restarted Molycorp's (MCP) Mountain Pass Mine. Mountain Pass is the lowest cost, most vertically integrated Rare Earth Mine in production outside of China right here in California. Mark also knows the financial markets as he raised over $2.5 billion for Molycorp, which has helped the U.S. solve the rare earth shortage. Now Mark believes he can do it again and bring Niocorp's Elk Creek Mine into production. Elk Creek could be just as strategically important and lucrative than Mountain Pass. Niocorp is now focussed on producing a feasibility study which I think could be very economic. Remember Elk Creek is higher grade than Iamgold's Niobec in Quebec, which means more niobium per ton of earth mines. Its also important to note Elk Creek has a high grade starter zone which is almost double the grade of Niobec. This could help with a quicker payback. Metallurgical studies will be quite exciting for Niocorp as it could show similar extraction costs to Niobec. Elk Creek could be a big money maker for the Nebraska economy as Iamgold's Niobec makes $90 million of profit every year. Using a conservative PE, if Mark Smith is successful bringing Elk Creek into production over the next two years it could be a billion dollar market cap. Currently, the market cap is around $25 million so major gains could be made over the next two to three years if you believe in the asset and the management teams ability to bring this mine into production. If the market realizes that this asset could make it into production over the next few months then Niocorp has the potential to be the next Molycorp or Stillwater Mining who also own producing strategic metal mines in the United States. Mark Smith is this recent interview with me believes all the potential is there for this mine to come into production as it is one of the highest grade and tonnage projects outside of Brazil. The project has excellent infrastructure and a supportive community. The new CEO Mark Smith has put his money where his mouth is by investing $2 million of his own money to own around 10% of the company. It is clear in the interview that he is passionate about Niocorp's Elk Creek Deposit. I expect the company to rapidly advance their technical and geological studies so they can fully finance the mine over the next 6 months to a year. In conclusion, two years ago when I first wrote about this company it lacked the management and financing. Now Niocorp is financed for feasibility and has the best person on the planet to finance and design this asset. Disclosure: Author/Interviewer own Niocorp and the company is a website sponsor.
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Ahmet Arda spoke about building rare earth mining and processing in Turkey. To view full video, visit: http://www.objectivecapitalconferences.com/ocic/london_17mar11.html#videos. Objective Capital's Rare Earths, Speciality & Strategic Metals Investment Summit 2011 Ironmongers' Hall, City of London 17 March 2011 Speaker: Ahmet Arda, AMR Minerals
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Kiran Morzaria, the chief executive of Rare Earth Minerals (LON:REM), tells Proactive Investors he is very pleased with the rate of progress at the Sonora lithium project in Mexico given its size. It comes as REM revealed SRK Consulting will carry out a review of Sonora, including an update of the project’s resource estimation. Morzaria says the company is on budget with enough cash to complete a pre-feasibility study, while he also touches on the other projects in the portfolio.
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QUANTUM SYNAPSE . Einstein's Quantum Riddle _ NOVA. Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance,” but today quantum entanglement is poised to revolutionize technology from computers to cryptography. Physicists have gradually become convinced that the phenomenon—two subatomic particles that mirror changes in each other instantaneously over any distance—is real. But a few doubts remain. NOVA follows a ground-breaking experiment in the Canary Islands to use quasars at opposite ends of the universe to once and for all settle remaining questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn4AwineA5o My Website: https://www.youtube.com/c/wrwin1QUANTUMSYNAPSE Credits: PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY .: Jamie Lochhead EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.: Chris Schmidt Static card DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Julian Schwanitz ANIMATION.: Hello Charlie EDITED BY.: Alastair Auld NARRATOR.: Eric Meyers ASSISTANT PRODUCER.: Clementine Cheetham PRODUCTION MANAGER.: Eva Robins JUNIOR PRODUCTION MANAGERS Sally Brown Olivia Badnell FACT CHECKING RESEARCHER.: Raquel Taylor FIXER.: Yongning Zhang MAGICIAN.: Kevin Quantum EDIT ASSISTANTS Philip Michael Grant Jamieson ONLINE EDITOR & COLORIST.: Florian Viale AUDIO MIX.: Ross Millership ARCHIVE PRODUCER.: Cristina Lombardo ARCHIVAL MATERIAL AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives Alamy American Physical Society AP Archive CERN D-Wave Systems, Inc. DACS England and Wales Elizabeth Rauscher Filmarchives Footagefarm Fred Alan Wolf Getty Images IBM Research Intel Corporation Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo John Clauser Kino Library Niels Bohr Archive Nishina Memorial Foundation Oddball Peter Menzell Pond5 Roger Summerhayes Sciences et Avenir Shambhala Publications SOFAM Belgium University of California, Berkeley SPECIAL THANKS Roque de los Muchachos Observatory Telescopio Nazionale Galileo William Herschel Telescope Institute for Advanced Study University of California, Berkeley Google Quantum AI Lab CAS Center for Excellence in Quantum Information and Quantum Physics, Shanghai Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna Le Grand Central Lycée Emil Jacqmain Olival Freire Aram Harrow FOR WINDFALL FILMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER.: David Dugan HEAD OF DEVELOPMENT Leesa Rumley HEAD OF PRODUCTION Birte Pedersen PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT Elizabeth Richards NOVA SERIES GRAPHICS yU + co. NOVA THEME MUSIC Walter Werzowa John Luker Musikvergnuegen, Inc. ADDITIONAL NOVA THEME MUSIC Ray Loring Rob Morsberger CLOSED CAPTIONING.: The Caption Center POST PRODUCTION ONLINE EDITOR.: Lindsey Rundell Denault DIGITAL PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.: Ana Aceves DIGITAL ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.: Arlo Perez DIGITAL MANAGING PRODUCER.: Kristine Allington SENIOR DIGITAL PRODUCER.: Ari Daniel AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT EDITOR.: Sukee Bennett DIGITAL EDITOR.: Allison Eck EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MANAGER.: Ralph Bouquet OUTREACH COORDINATOR.: Gina Varamo DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL AUDIENCE RESEARCH.: Cory Allen PUBLICITY Eileen Campion Eddie Ward DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS.: Jennifer Welsh DIRECTOR OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT.: Dante Graves PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.: Angelica Coleman PRODUCTION COORDINATOR.: Linda Callahan BUSINESS MANAGER.: Ariam McCrary PARALEGAL.: Sarah Erlandson TALENT RELATIONS.: Janice Flood LEGAL COUNSEL.: Susan Rosen RIGHTS MANAGER.: Lauren Miller RESEARCHERS Brian Kantor Robin Kazmier POST PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.: Jay Colamaria SENIOR PROMOTIONS PRODUCER AND EDITOR.: Michael H. Amundson SUPERVISING PRODUCER.: Kevin Young BROADCAST MANAGER.: Nathan Gunner SCIENCE EDITOR.: Caitlin Saks DEVELOPMENT PRODUCER.: David Condon PROJECT DIRECTOR.: Pamela Rosenstein COORDINATING PRODUCER.: Elizabeth Benjes SENIOR SCIENCE EDITOR.: Evan Hadingham SENIOR PRODUCER.: Chris Schmidt SENIOR SERIES PRODUCER.: Melanie Wallace DIRECTOR, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & FINANCE.: Laurie Cahalane DEPUTY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. : Julia Cort SENIOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER : Paula S. Apsell My Website: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-WPYNJO1Pbo0LOXc2aKrcQ
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This is a recording of a live webcast and conference call held by NioCorp Developments on April 22, 2019. Mark Smith, CEO and Executive Chairman of NioCorp, and Scott Honan, President of Elk Creek Resources Corp., discuss the Elk Creek Project's new mining plan and the results of an update to the Project's NI-43-101 Feasibility Study.
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April 22, 2015 — In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) Director Joseph A. Carrabba on the recent positive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) results for the Elk Creek niobium project, which includes both a world class titanium and scandium deposit. Mr. Carrabba who is also a Director for both Newmont Mining Corporation and TimkenSteel Corporation, also discusses the current technology metals market and how he is utilizing his extensive experience and knowledge in exploration and global mining operations to add significant value to the proficiency of the existing NioCorp team. Tracy Weslosky: You recently put out your PEA announcements, we would love your feedback on what these results mean. Joseph Carrabba: Thanks for the opportunity to talk to everybody and all of the shareholders and investors that are out there today. As a company we were excited to release the PEA. I will say this for Mark Smith, the CEO, and Peter Dickie, the President, they did not rush the PEA when they got to the final numbers, which I think is important for the investors to understand. There was a lot of time, even a little extraordinary time spent on the preliminary estimate before we go into feasibility. I know there may be some surprise around the capital number of a $900 million dollar, you know, plus number that goes with it, but in today's world that's the cost of doing business in the mineral and mining businesses today. Even with that it supports an extremely robust IRR of the14%-15% of before and after the NPV and taxes that go with it. I think particularly where the investor should focus on is it's a 36-year mine life. It has high grades of material, particularly for the ferro niobium and it's got an EBITDA of $177 million dollars. The cash is going to be strong through the remaining years. It's a long live project that goes with it and the economics, even at this point, with the high capital number that some people may have projected a little less, it's still an extremely strong project at this stage. Tracy Weslosky: With the Elk Creek project I noticed that the extraction cost for the niobium was quite competitive. I think some people may have stepped over that: would you like to speak to that? Joseph Carrabba: I would. I think you're exactly right. You know, with the grade that we've got of the 0.82%, which is a pretty high grade that we've got with it for the underground mine, when we step back and we only have to mine 3,700 tons a day, if you will, that's a pretty small underground mining operation. When you start shrinking that back into the scale of this project, so for the shaft development that we're going to put in, that's really or I think it makes us competitive to go with us. So, we've used the top mineral processing engineers in the world really for these processes, as well as the rare earth processes that follow on to go with it. Again, I think the team has done a great job driving the operating costs down. The fundamentals are high-grade, which every miner loves to have. It's hard to beat high-grade when you have that going in. The lower tonnage that that produces of that underground mine it helps shrink the size of the infrastructure. Tracy Weslosky: For all of the InvestorIntel audience members who may not appreciate, who I'm actually speaking to right now, you previously served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources and you're currently sitting on two very prominent boards, Newmont Mining and, of course, TimkenSteel. I have to ask you, what made you decide or elect to be on the Board for NioCorp – you must believe you have something really great here? To access, the rest of this interview, click here Disclaimer: NioCorp Developments Ltd. is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel.
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Molycorp CEO Expects to Beat China in Rare Earth Metals
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http://goldstocktrades.com http://www.quantumrareearth.com Quantum Rare Earth Development possesses one of the largest 43-101 resource of niobium, a critical and strategic metals right in Elk Creek, Nebraska. In this interview we discuss the growing demand of niobium in clean energy and why investors should start learning about the importance of this metal in clean energy. Disclosure: I own shares and the company is a website sponsor.
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Objective Capital's Rare Earths, Speciality & Strategic Metals Investment Summit 2012 Ironmongers' Hall, City of London 13-14 March 2012 Speaker: Peter Dickie, Quantum Rare Earth Developments To view full video, visit: http://www.objectivecapitalconferences.com/ocic/ree2012-videos.php.
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Rare earth elements are turning into a hot commodity in the international markets. China, which has a disproportionate share of the world's supply of these valuable minerals recently began restricting their export. These minerals are important parts of many advanced electronic equipment, including batteries for electric cars. This package interviews Jeff Post, a geological scientist on rare earth elements, why they are important and how they are extracted. Rare Earth Elements, mining, copper, zinc, China Mongolia, VOA, Abdul Aziz Khan
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What is Urban Mining and will Urban Mining shape the future of recycling? Has Urban Mining the power to change mobile phones into gold? And if so, how does Urban Mining work? This documentary shows where our e-waste goes, how we can avoid filthy garbage hills and what for business opportunities recycling can offer. Besides the Scheldt river, under the smoke of Antwerp you can find the company of Umicore. The terrain is 113 hectares and around 1600 peoples work there and are busy with mining. The company is extremely well structured and efficient. They dig in electronic waste or e-waste and look for precious metals such as gold, platinum, silver and base metals as copper and led. This new form of mining is called Urban Mining. It is estimated that Urban Mining can cover up to 40% of global demand of precious metals. Our waste is worth money. Recovering it has started up a new global industry worth billions. It is called Urban Mining and it appears to be the solution for many of our environmental problems and our energy needs. And it is hot. A ton of broken mobile phones, computers or other electronic waste contains sixty times the amount of gold a ton of gold ore has. Moreover, it is easier to get at. It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of total world demand for rare metals can be covered by urban mining and this is only the beginning. Urban Mining has a different, almost hilarious consequence: for years we have dumped our electronic waste in developing countries, with our eyes closed. There, it was to be recycled. But in Africa only one quarter of the gold, platinum and coltan is recovered whereas the newest technology in Belgium recovers almost 99 percent. So somewhere there’s a profit to be made. The NGO ‘Closing the Loop’ is buying up dead mobile phones and computer parts that we have dumped in developing countries making our waste a desirable sales item over there. Original title: Vuil goud Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2015. © VPRO Backlight March 2015 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Frank Wiering Research: Olaf Oudheusden Producer: Jenny Borger Editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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Contact ：KITTY Wang Email： [email protected] Tel:+86-532-81927601 M:+86-13675320985 Skype:china.rare.earth.producer Web:www.qdxgy.com Whats App/Wechat/Kakao:+86 13675320985 Qingdao Xiguanya Mining Industry Co., Ltd established in 2003, which is a modernized enterprise integrated production, processing, scientific research and trade with covering 200,000 square meters, we have 300 employees including 70 technicians; Xiguanya is one of major enterprise in rare earth separation industry in China. The company has a complete set of American import analysis device, separation, analysis of rare earth element reaches international advanced level. The company has the most complete rare earth concentration production processing of select concentrate →acid soluble→extraction separation→oxalate precipitation→incineration in China. At present, the company' s main products include Rare Earth Oxide: Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Samarium, Europium, Gadolinium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Thulium, Ytterbium, Lutetium, Yttrium ,Scandium etc and Inorganic Oxide include: Cobalt, Nickel, Bismuth, Tantalum, Niobium, Germanium, Gallium, Indium and so on. The company passed UK BSI and China ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 Certificates. The company also gets many times of honors of “excellent industry enterprise”, “top 100 strong enterprise”, “focusing contract and honest enterprise”. We stick to principle of equal and mutual benefit and common development, and willing to cooperate with all of friends around the world and achieve win-win!
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http://goldstocktrades.com/blog Even though the precious metal and junior mining sector have been in decline for the past few years, there have been a few exceptions due to the high quality of both the management team and the asset. One of the areas of strength has been in a relatively unknown metal known as niobium. What is niobium and why is it so important? Niobium is critical for high strength low weight steel that is required in the automobile, infrastructure and aviation industries. Niobium prices have increased steadily over the past 40 years, but may move higher at a faster rate as niobium demand is increasing due to its ability to reduce consumption of energy. A little niobium decreases the weight and increases fuel efficiency. One of the junior niobium miners, Niocorp (NB.V or NIOBF) has been one of the best performers on the TSX Venture over the past year. The main catalyst was attracting top notch CEO Mark Smith who brought Molycorp's (MCP) Mountain Pass Rare Earth Deposit into production. Mark has decades of experience of bringing mines into production. Mark put his money where his mouth is and bought a large position over the past year in Niocorp which is developing North America's largest and highest grade undeveloped niobium deposit near Elk Creek, Nebraska. Mark has put together a quality team to advance the project towards a Bankable Feasibility Study. Niocorp is currently drilling a 3 stage program to move the resource from inferred to measured and indicated. The recent drilling program has been a huge success hitting some of the highest grade assays ever recorded at the project. Remember over 53,000 meters have been drilled on the property to date, but since the new management team has come on board the assays have been impressive. Major players should begin noticing the 3-4% grade material. As Mark Smith, CEO of Niocorp said in a recent news release, "…these latest results show the extensive continuity of material in excess of 1 per cent grade, furthering our commitment to confirming this deposit as truly world class in grade and size." It appears the grades are higher at depth where the deposit remains open. In addition, there are additional targets to the southeast and northwest of the deposit. Concurrently, a major metallurgical program is underway at two well known research labs at SGS Canada and Hazen. SRK Consulting has already initiated preliminary work on the feasibility study. In conclusion, Niobium demand has been increasing for the past 40 years and should accelerate as demand is increasing for high strength low weight steel. Niocorp could be one of the largest suppliers of niobium in North America and take advantage of the increased consumption of niobium. Recent results both with the drill and on the metallurgy could attract significant strategic financial partners on this project in the coming months. Mr. Smith is well recognized in the mining community, having recently served as CEO and Director of Molycorp, Inc., where he was instrumentally involved in taking that from a private company to a publicly traded producing mine. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Mining Inc. and managed the real estate, remediation, mining and carbon divisions of Unocal Corporation for over 22 years. During his tenure with Chevron Mining Inc., Mr. Smith also served as a Director of Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM), part of the Moreira Salles Group, a private company that currently produces approximately 85% of the world supply of Niobium. Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Colorado State University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Western State University, College of Law. He currently sits on the Board of Avanti Mining Inc. Disclosure: I own Niocorp and they are a website sponsor.
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Read about the best rare earth stocks: http://www.independentwealthalliance.com/reports/rare-earth-riches/ In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsmtWoBFMI&feature=youtu.be) you'll see how the best rare earth stocks are beginning to emerge from the bottom of the market barrel, and today's AbsoluteWealth.com article said it's because China is easing its dominance of mining and production of the valuable elements. Rare earths have become some of the most widely-used elements in the science and technology realm, giving them an extremely high demand. With each improvement of cell phones, car batteries, radar systems or satellites, rare earths receive a boost in demand, said the article. That makes stock market investing in rare earth companies an attractive opportunity. For more on the best rare earth stocks visit: http://www.absolutewealth.com/the-best-rare-earth-stocks/
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Mark A. Smith is the CEO of Niocorp Developments Ltd., which is developing the Elk Creek niobium asset in Nebraska, the third richest niobium resource in the world by ore grade, and the only US-based primary niobium deposit. In his first interview since assuming the CEO position in September, and investing over $1.3 million US personally into the company, Mr. Smith outlines his reasoning for getting involved with Niocorp, and his expectations for the company in the future. Mr. Smith is a veteran American mining executive. The Denver, Colorado based Smith, 55, is the former Molycorp CEO (2008-2012) and Chevron Mining CEO (2005-2008). Please read the Disclaimer in the video carefully, and refer to Niocorp's Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements, which can be found at www.niocorp.com. * This is not an investment or professional recommendation of any kind. Always do your own due diligence before buying or selling any security. We seek safe harbour.
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June 23, 2014 -- Tracy Weslosky, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of InvestorIntel speaks to Mark A. Smith, CEO and Director for NioCorp (TSXV: NB | OTCQX: NIOBF) about the company's Elk Creek project in southeastern Nebraska. NioCorp recently announced some very favorable drilling results. NioCorp's Elk Creek deposit is rich in barium, rare earth element mineralization and especially high grade concentrations of niobium, which will be the main focus of the project. NioCorp announced that it has a second drill rig on site; while that may not appear to be 'big news', it does suggest, as Mark says, that the Company is very committed to the project rather than "simply putting a hole and so that we can get a little resource information and then put another hole in next year. We are moving this project into development as fast as we can." NioCorp has already sent the first samples from the drilling for analysis and the results are expected before the end of the month. NioCorp's background is very interesting and shares a history with Molycorp. The Elk Creek property itself was first discovered by Molycorp in the late 1960's and even did some work there in 2010. However, Mark Smith, himself, has a very interesting background that also includes managing Molycorp and Tracy suggests that anyone with an interest in the sector should learn about Mark's accomplishments in the rare earth industry. Mark says that after leaving Molycorp, in late 2012, he had thought of retiring. He was asked by NioCorp to lead its management team. Mark says he did some 'due diligence' in the first months of 2013 and eventually started buying stock in the company, becoming the single largest shareholder by September 2013. Mark says that "it became evident that I liked the project a lot and I needed to be more engaged." Mark has a lot of praise for the people at NioCorp and their commitment to taking what is known as the third largest niobium deposit in the world and the only primary niobium deposit in the United States and then "converting it into the fourth producing niobium asset in the world." The big question, as Tracy points out, is: why niobium? Few know that 100% of the niobium used in North America's market (the global niobium market is about 80,000 to 100,000 tons a year) has to be imported. Most of the niobium is produced at a mine in Brazil. While it is crucial for the electric car industry, it is actually in demand by the automotive sector as a whole. Niobium is mostly used in the construction sector, especially in such things as bridges and roads because it adds strength to steel while reducing its weight. The automotive sector is the second largest user and as Mark says "every steel bodied car made in the world today has niobium in it," which helps reduce fuel consumption and add safety. Mark also notes that "both the EU and the United States have deemed niobium as a strategic metal". Mark also offers a brief take into the rare earth and critical metals sector. It is interesting to find out that Mark has "not sold even one of his Molycorp shares", remaining fully committed to that project and to the rare earths sector, which he sees as having recovered some stability. Disclaimer: NioCorp is an advertorial member of InvestorIntel.
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June 11, 2013 - Al Shefsky, President, CEO & Director from Pele Mountain Resources Inc. ('Pele', TSXV: GEM | OTCQX: GOLDF) updates Tracy Weslosky, Publisher of ProEdgeWire on the news release issued yesterday on Pele's NI 43-101 Resource Estimate from for its Eco Ridge Mine Project in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. Al Shefsky starts: "We just put out a major increase in our 43-101 resources (Pele Mountain Announces Major Increase in Uranium and Rare Earth Resources at Eco Ridge). It's an exciting new development, the project just gets better and better." About Pele: Pele Mountain Resources is focused on the sustainable development of its 100-percent owned Eco Ridge Mine Rare Earth and Uranium Project. Eco Ridge is located in Elliot Lake, the former "uranium mining capital of the world" and the only Canadian mining camp to have ever achieved commercial rare earth production. For more information, www.PeleMountain.com. Disclaimer: Pele Mountain Resources Inc. is an advertorial member of ProEdgeWire (InvestorIntel.com).
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NioCorp Developments Ltd. (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF; and FSE: BR3) is pleased to announce that it has signed a commercial sales agreement with Traxys North America LLC for up to 120 tonnes of scandium trioxide over the first 10 years of operation of NioCorp’s planned Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project (the “Project”) in Nebraska. The contract presupposes the Company securing project financing, obtaining all necessary approvals, and constructing a mine and processing facility at Elk Creek. NioCorp CEO Mark Smith comments on the news in this video. Neither TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this video. Certain statements contained in this video may constitute forward-looking statements, including but not limited to NioCorp’s ability to produce scandium in sufficient quantifies and quality to meet the requirements of Traxys and other customers; Traxys’ ability to sell NioCorp’s scandium products; the forecast demand for scandium by industries such as aerospace, and the future size and growth of global scandium markets. Such forward-looking statements are based upon NioCorp’s reasonable expectations and business plan at the date hereof, which are subject to change depending on economic, political and competitive circumstances and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause NioCorp’s plans or prospects to change include the following: risks related to our ability to operate as a going concern; our requirement of significant additional capital; our limited operating history; changes in economic valuations of the Elk Creek Project, such as net present value calculations, changes or disruptions in the securities markets; our history of losses; cost increases for our exploration and, if warranted, development projects; feasibility study results; mineral exploration and production activities; our lack of mineral production from our properties; the results of our metallurgical testing; the price volatility of commodities; estimates of mineral resources and reserves; changes in mineral resource and reserve estimates; differences in United States and Canadian reserve and resource reporting; our exploration activities being unsuccessful; our ability to obtain permits and licenses for production; government and environmental regulations that may increase our costs of doing business or restrict our operations; proposed legislation that may significantly affect the mining industry; land reclamation requirements; competition in the mining industry; the difficulties of handling the disposal of mine water at our Elk Creek Project; equipment and supply shortages; current and future joint ventures and partnerships; our ability to attract qualified management; the ability to enforce judgment against certain of our Directors; currency fluctuations; claims on the title to our properties; surface access on our properties; potential future litigation; our lack of insurance covering all our operations; covenants contained in agreements with our secured creditors that may affect our assets; the extent to which our level of indebtedness may impair our ability to obtain additional financing; our status as a “passive foreign investment company” under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; our Common Shares, including price volatility, lack of dividend payments, dilution and penny stock rules; and our status as an “emerging growth company” and the impact of related reduced reporting requirements on our ability to attract investors; and the risks set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s S-1 registration statement and other filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov. NioCorp disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Unless stated otherwise, information of a scientific or technical nature in this presentation regarding the Elk Creek Superalloy Project is summarized, derived or extracted from, the technical report entitled: “Revised NI 43-101 Technical Report Feasibility Study Elk Creek Niobium Project Nebraska” effective June 30, 2017 and dated December 15, 2017. The technical report has been filed under the Company’s issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.
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Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Thoisoi?ty=h Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoisoi2 Interesting page about chemical experiments: http://m.chemicum.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thoisoi/ So today I will tell you about such metal as scandium. Scandium is a rare earth metal that is located in the 3rd group of the periodic table of chemical elements. You can find about 10 grams of scandium per ton in the earth’s crust, and the richest in scandium rocks are found in Norway and Madagascar. In appearance, scandium is a shiny metal with a yellowish tint due to the scandium oxide layer covering the metal. Because of its rarity and high chemical activity, scandium has a very high price to it. This piece of scandium, weighing 1.3 grams, costs about $40. Its density is 2.98 g / cm3, only by 10% more than that of aluminum. However, the melting point of scandium is much higher (1541 °C. Interestingly enough, scandium chips in a jar when shaked produce a very interesting sound. It is quite resonant, I can assume that this is due to the lightness and hardness of scandium. By its chemical properties, scandium resembles aluminum and lanthanides. Chips of scandium burn well in the air, and during the combustion you can hear this interesting raspy sound. From the heat of the reaction the produced scandium oxide melts and forms into a ball. If you try to rub scandium into a file, you will not see scandium powder spontaneously igniting in the air. Scandium reacts well with acids, such as the hydrochloric acid. In this reaction scandium chloride is produced, in many compounds scandium has the oxidation state of +3. Besides acids, scandium can also react with alkali to form skandate - the complex compounds of scandium. By this characteristic scandium is quite similar to aluminum, it has the ability to react with acids and alkalis, which means it’s amphoteric. Scandium finds many uses in the world. Scandium is often used as a dopant for the aluminum alloys, even a simple addition of 0.4% scandium increases the strength of the alloy by 30%. Expensive bicycles are made from this alloy. Scandium iodide is added to mercury gas lamps that produce very authentic looking artificial light similar to the sunlight. In the nuclear industry hydride and deuteride scandium are used for them being excellent neutron moderators. Also scandium compound are used for the creation of luminophores in microelectronics and in the production of solar batteries. Scandium does not have any biological role. Now you know a little bit more about one of the other metals, if you want the series of the elements to continue please "Like" this video and subscribe to my channel to see many more of the new and interesting. Thank you for watching.
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Enjoy a short helicopter flight over of Molycorp's historic "Project Phoenix" expansion and modernization of the Company's rare earth elements facility located at Mountain Pass, California. This video has been shared by London Commodity Markets http://londoncommoditymarkets.com For the latest news on Rare Earth Metal Investments follow us on http://londoncommoditymarkets.wordpress.com Social media: https://twitter.com/TradeRareEarths http://www.myspace.com/londoncommoditymarkets http://www.linkedin.com/company/london-commodity-markets http://www.slideshare.net/LondonCommodityMarkets http://www.scribd.com/LondonCommodity http://issuu.com/london-commodity-markets http://pinterest.com/londoncommodity
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Ryan Castilloux from Adamas Intelligence presents at the Edelmetallmesse in Munich on November 3, 2017: "`Made in China 2025` from foreign sources of rare earth supply - who, when & where?" www.adamasintel.com
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Chris Dougherty, Chairman of the Nordmin Group of Companies, comments on the new Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project's mine plan, designed by Nordmin, and the results of an update to the Project's NI-43-101 Feasibility Study.
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