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  • A Rare Earth Primer [View article]
    pgtibbs, yes China is attempting to entice Western Companies to set up in China because they could have access to rare earths however because of the lax intellectual properties regulation in China these companies are not eager to do so as they may be susceptible to piracy of the property rights.
    Jan 18, 2011. 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Matthew, in your article you indicate the following "This final step is one which has caused some varying opinions in the western world. Some argue that the companies themselves need to step up and do just as Molycorp (MCP) and Great Western Minerals (GWG) are doing and actually make the magnets and other materials to sell to the end user. The Chinese, Japanese, South Koreans, Molycorp, Great Western, Neo Material Technologies (NEM), and others are capable of making these magnets and other materials, and there are ample customers with plenty of demand to make healthy profits at current prices." which is incorrect. GWG produce alloys for the magnet and battery industry and do not produce magnets, they produce alloys. Molycorp does not produce alloys but concentrate. Molycorp does not have an alloying facility. As amatter of fact GWG is the only venture outside of China who have that capability. NEM produces those alloys within its facility in China.
    Jan 14, 2011. 11:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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