Top 10 rare earth projects outside China

Rare earths global supply remained under China’s control during the past 12 months, as the Chinese Ministry of Commerce reduced export limits and withheld quotas from more than 20 Chinese companies. The supply situation in China has left rare earths buyers no choice but to look elsewhere for supply.

To learn more about the international players that are beginning to move into the gap left by China, contact us.

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* These projects have been ranked by amount invested.

  • Arafura Resources' Nolans project in Australia (USD 2,100,000,000)
  • Avalon Rare Metals' Nechalacho project in Canada (USD 1,500,000,000)
  • Alkane ResourcesDubbo project in Australia (USD 1,100,000,000)
  • Quest Rare Minerals' Strange Lake project in Canada (USD 1,000,000,000)
  • Frontier Rare Earths/ KORES Zandkopsdrift project in South Africa (USD 910,000,000).
  • Molycorp’s Phoenix project in the United States (USD 781,000,000)
  • MBAC Ferilizer Corp's Araxa project in Brazil (USD 406,000,000).
  • Peak Resources' Ngualla project in Tanzania (USD 373,000,000)
  • Rare Element Resources’ Bear Lodge project in the United States (USD 334,000,000).
  • Avalon Rare Metals’ Geismar separation plant in the United States (USD 302,000,000)

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