China continues refusing application for new rare earth mine exploration and mining registration

The Ministry of Natural Resources of China recently issued a notice on further strengthening regulation on mining right approval on rare earth mine and tungsten mine. The notice will be valid for three years.

However, three cases are excluded: exploration projects conducted with national or provincial financial funds; large-sized rare earth groups’ exploration projects determined by national authorities; rare earth exploration projects of large rare earth groups whose exploitation behaviors
conform to national industriy policy, environmental protection requirement and mining quotas.

Source: Asian Metal
Date: December 27th 201812; 17:52:55

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