Articles and PP


Molycorp Mired In The Mud: Perhaps A Domestic "American"Total Rare Earth Supply Chain Should Be A Collaborative Project | November 9, 2012

Rare earth elements and permanent magnets
| March 7, 2012

Magnetics 2011 to Host Industry Leading Line-Up of Speakers
| January 17, 2011

Letter to G-20 Leaders
| November 3, 2010

Don’t use stimulus dollars to finance green jobs in China
| November 29, 2009

Harvesting Wind
| Summer 2009

US Magnet Cluster
| Summer 2009

Buying Magnets Overseas
| April – May 2008


USMMA Defense Supply Chain Assessment (PDF)

Rare Earths in selected U.S. Defense Applications

Rare Earth Supply Chain Chart

Rare Earths Presentation

USGS RE Minerals Yearbook

Buying Magnets Overseas: A Strategic Decision

High Performance Magnet Materials: Risky Supply Chain

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems DFARS Requirement Letter

The US Magnet Materials Story: Past-Present-Future

Worldwide Rare Earth Oxide Production

REE Production Trends 1956 - 2006

Source US Geological Survey

Production Volumes

  • US share of WW metal magnets (Alnico & Rare Earth i.e. NdFeB & SmCo) < 1% of $3.5B sales
  • US Share of WW hard ferrites < 4% of $2.8B total sales

Magnet Prices $/kg Worldwide

Data courtesy of Webmagnetics

China Rare Earth Price Manipulation
July 14, 2005 Rare Earth Mining Society of China sets protective price minimums – defines penalties/fines of $100/ton REO on companies who sell below government mandated pricing levels.

Nd metal from 2003 @ $8/kg to 2006 @ $28/kg

Historic and Forecast Supply Demand and Pricing

Historic and Forecast Supply Demand and Pricing