trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/acl36cghaeedvawjvvg-zg2 content
Log in to other products

Login to Market Intelligence Platform


Looking for more?

Contact Us

Request a Demo

You're one step closer to unlocking our suite of comprehensive and robust tools.

Fill out the form so we can connect you to the right person.

If your company has a current subscription with S&P Global Market Intelligence, you can register as a new user for access to the platform(s) covered by your license at Market Intelligence platform or S&P Capital IQ.

  • First Name*
  • Last Name*
  • Business Email *
  • Phone *
  • Company Name *
  • City *
  • We generated a verification code for you

  • Enter verification Code here*

* Required

Thank you for your interest in S&P Global Market Intelligence! We noticed you've identified yourself as a student. Through existing partnerships with academic institutions around the globe, it's likely you already have access to our resources. Please contact your professors, library, or administrative staff to receive your student login.

At this time we are unable to offer free trials or product demonstrations directly to students. If you discover that our solutions are not available to you, we encourage you to advocate at your university for a best-in-class learning experience that will help you long after you've completed your degree. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

In This List

Arafura inks neodymium-praseodymium oxide off-take deal with Chinese firm

Greenhouse gas and gold mines Nearly 1 ton of CO2 emitted per ounce of gold produced in 2019

Essential Metals & Mining Insights - September 2020

Essential Metals & Mining Insights - August 2020

State of the Market: Mining Q2-2020

Arafura inks neodymium-praseodymium oxide off-take deal with Chinese firm

Arafura Resources Ltd. signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to supply neodymium-praseodymium oxide from its Nolans project in Australia's Northern Territory to JingCi Material Science Co. Ltd.

JingCi is a tier 1 Chinese manufacturer of neodymium iron boron permanent magnets, producing around 6,500 tonnes per year and operating under Hitachi Metals' worldwide patents.

The MOU envisages the long-term supply of up to 900 t/y of neodymium-praseodymium oxide, a quarter of Nolans' forecast annual output of 3,600 tonnes, and provides a framework for negotiating a final off-take agreement.

The agreement also contains provisions whereby JingCi may assist Arafura in project financing, potentially through the introduction of original equipment manufacturers to the process.

Arafura noted that it is negotiating off-take MOUs for the remaining neodymium-praseodymium oxide output from Nolans, as well as for other rare earth products and phosphoric acid.