Avalon Rare Metals Inc.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Avalon Rare Metals Tumbles on Project Delay: Toronto Mover

May 8, 2012 (Source: Bloomberg) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL), the company developing a rare-earth deposit inCanada’s Northwest Territory, fell to its lowest in almost three years after delaying the target date for its first production. Avalon fell24 percentto C$1.64 at 10:36 a.m. in Toronto, the lowest price since July 14, 2009, after announcing its first production may be in “late 2016.” Avalon more time to complete metallurgical test work, the Toronto-based company said…

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Avalon Provides Nechalacho Project Update

May 7, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide a progress update on its Nechalacho Rare Earth Element Project (the Project). The Project schedule has been revised to reflect additional time required to complete metallurgical process development work and, consequently, for SNC-Lavalin Inc. to complete the Feasibility Study it is preparing. The Feasibility Study is now targeted for completion in the second quarter of calendar…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Avalon Next in Line for Rare Earth Production

April 17 2012 — Tracy Weslosky, CEO of Pro-Edge Consultants Inc. (www.pro-edge.com) interviews Don Bubar, President and CEO of Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (NYSE AMEX: AVL | TSX: AVL) (www.avalonraremetals.com) about their recently announced pre-feasibility study outlining plans for a rare earth separation facility. He says, There is no such facility outside of China of any real size or of the size we would need to process the heavy rare earths. Avalon has set…

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Avalon Releases Inaugural Sustainability Annual Report

April 16, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has released its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report 2011, entitledJourney to a Sustainable Future(the Report). The report is available for download on the Companys website athttp://www.avalonraremetals.com/sustainability/. The Report has been prepared within the framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (the GRI), Version 3.1. The GRI sets out the principles and performance indicators that help…

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Avalon Announces Results of Prefeasibility Study for a Separation Plant in the Southern United States, Land Option Agreements and Feasibility Study Budget Update

April 12, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce the results of a prefeasibility study for a rare earth elements separation plant to be located in the southern United States. The separation plant prefeasibility study was prepared by independent consultants SNC-Lavalin Inc. (SNC-Lavalin). The study was based on a site in Louisiana close to transportation infrastructure. The Company is actively pursuing land acquisition opportunities in…

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Avalon Announces New Senior Management Appointment and Provides Update on Nechalacho Feasibility Study

March 26, 2012 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on progress on the Nechalacho rare earth elements feasibility study, Thor Lake, NWT, and to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Butler as Vice President, Human Resources. NECHALACHO FEASIBILITY STUDY UPDATE Work on the Feasibility Study (FS) on the Nechalacho rare earth elements project, being carried out by SNC-Lavalin, is progressing steadily and remains…

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Monday, March 19, 2012

The Battle Over Rare Earths

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Avalon CEO Video Update Q1 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Avalon’s AGM Scheduled for January 26, 2012

December 28, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) -Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide notice of the Companys upcoming shareholders meeting. Annual General Meeting The Company will hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) at 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012, at The Toronto Board of Trade, located at 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario. At the meeting, management will provide shareholders with an update on business activities…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Avalon Retains SNC-Lavalin to Complete Nechalacho Feasibility Study

December 21, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has retained SNC-Lavalin to complete the Feasibility Study (FS) for its Nechalacho rare earth elements project (the Project). Brian Chandler, Chief Operating Officer, commented, This is an important milestone for Avalon as we move into the final stage of project evaluation and preparation before we formally commence construction at Nechalacho. Mr. Chandler continued,…

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals (TSE:AVL) Canadian University Student Outreach Initiatives Building Rare Earth Awareness

December 6, 2011 (Source: ABN Newswire) — In its ongoing efforts to provide you with broader communications and industry information, Avalon Rare Metals (TSE:AVL) is pleased to issue this Industry Bulletin, which reports on Avalons growing outreach initiatives to Canadian students and universities to build greater awareness of the rare earths business. These initiatives are in addition to Avalons ongoing research and development programs related to geological modeling as well as process design and…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Avalon Appoints Vice-President, Sustainability

November 23, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc.(TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that the Company has hired Mr. Mark Wiseman to fill the position of Vice President, Sustainability. In this position, Mr. Wiseman will be responsible for ensuring that Avalon delivers on all of its Corporate Social Responsibility obligations. Most importantly, Mr. Wiseman will champion the Companys health and safety programs to achieve the goal of zero harm…

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Avalon Provides Update on Metallurgy, Drilling and Permitting for the Nechalacho Heavy Rare Earth Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT

November 9, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) announces that it is continuing to make steady progress towards defining the metallurgical process flowsheets for the Nechalacho heavy rare earths ore. Results are positive but progress has been slower than originally anticipated. This could result in a minor delay in the completion of the bankable feasibility study, but the overall schedule to production remains unaffected at this…

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Avalon Resumes Work on its Separation Rapids and Warren Township Rare Minerals Projects

October 20, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that following an expression of interest received from an international industrial minerals company, it has resumed work on its 100% owned Separation Rapids lithium minerals and Warren Township calcium feldspar projects. Avalon recently delivered bulk samples of mineralized material from both properties to this company for detailed evaluation of market potential. If the results…

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Friday, September 30, 2011

2011 Beijing Rare Earth Conference: Market Trends and Perspectives on Recent Research Commentaries

September 30, 2011 — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX and NYSE-Amex: AVL) is pleased to issue this Industry Bulletin to share with our readers some perspectives on rare earth market trends presented at the recent Metal-PagesTM Minor Metals and Rare Earth Conference held in Beijing, China on September 13-17, 2011, and some perspective on other recent research commentary on the rare earth industry. The Metal-PagesTM Conference was attended by some 300 delegates, from around…

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Avalon Reports on Yellowknife Plane Crash Survivors

September 27, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to report on the status of its three staff members and four visitors who were injured in the crash of the Arctic Sunwest Twin Otter floatplane in Yellowknife last week. All three staff members have now been discharged from hospital and are recovering from their relatively minor injuries. All are expected to be on intermittent or…

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Avalon Comments on Yellowknife Plane Crash

September 23, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) confirms that three of its staff and four visitors were injured in the crash of Arctic Sunwests Twin Otter floatplane in Yellowknife on Thursday. The board of directors, management and staff of Avalon send their deepest condolences to the families of the two pilots who died in the crash and to all employees of Arctic Sunwest, the Yellowknife-based…

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Yellowknife Floatplane Crash Killed Pilots, Says Avalon Rare Earth CEO Don Bubar

September 22, 2011 (Source: aptn.ca) — The Twin Otter floatplane that crashed into Yellowknife’s Old Town neighbourhood Thursday killing two people and injuring seven was flying back from an exploration camp operated by a Toronto-based company, according to the company’s president. Avalon Rare Metals CEO Don Bubar said the two pilots flying the Arctic Sunwest charter aircraft were killed. Bubar said three of his company’s employees were aboard along with four visitors who were…

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Avalon Announces Appointment of Mr. Richard Morland to the Board of Directors

September 8, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Morland, B.Eng., to the Companys Board of Directors. Richard Morland is a mining engineer with 30 years experience in the mining industry in Australia and Canada. A native of Australia, he has lived in Canada since 2006 where he held the positions of Vice President of Operations at the…

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Shares and Partial Exercise of Over-Allotment

August 3, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering of 7,692,900 common shares, which includes 592,900 common shares issued pursuant to the partial exercise of the underwriters option to purchase up to 1,065,000 additional common shares at the applicable offering price to cover over-allotments. The common shares were offered at a price to the public of US$6.15…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Shares

July 26, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) announced today that it has filed a preliminary prospectus supplement under its final base shelf prospectus dated May 4, 2011 with the securities regulators in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, other than Québec, and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), pursuant to which the Company proposes to complete an offering of 7.0…

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Avalon Announces Progress on Product Marketing Initiatives and Provides Update on Development Activities on the Nechalacho REE Deposit, Thor Lake, NWT

July 11, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide a progress report on its rare metal product marketing initiatives as well as project permitting, metallurgy and diamond drilling programs on the Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements deposit, Thor Lake, NWT, Canada. Product Marketing Avalon has now entered into non-binding Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with three Asian industrial companies seeking to participate in the Project…

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Avalon Enters Into Negotiation Agreement With the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation

June 16, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has now entered into a Negotiation Agreement with the Lutsel Ke Dene First Nation (Lutsel Ke) regarding the development of the Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit, Thor Lake, NWT (the Project). This Negotiation Agreement is similar to the agreements Avalon has entered into with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (News Release #…

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Avalon Announces New Senior Executive Appointments

June 7, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce the following two new senior executive appointments to the Companys management team. Brian Chandler, P. Eng., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Chandler is a Professional Engineer who brings over 30 years cumulative international experience in project development and operations in various parts of the world including Canada, Ireland, Indonesia, Angola, and…

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Avalon Files Final Base Shelf Prospectus and US Registration Statement

May 5, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:LLC) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has filed a final base shelf prospectus (the Prospectus) with the securities commissions in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec, and a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which has become effective.Under the Prospectus, the Company may issue common shares, warrants, units and/or subscription…

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Avalon Files Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus and US Registration Statement

April 25, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has filed a preliminary base shelf prospectus (the Prospectus) with the securities commissions in each of the provinces and territories of Canada, except Quebec, and a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which has not yet become effective. The securities may not be sold nor may offers to…

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Avalon Provides Progress Report on Metallurgical Testwork, Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Deposit, Thor Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada

Toronto, ON — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX and NYSE-Amex : AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide an update its progress on the Nechalacho deposit, Northwest Territories, Canada.METALLURGICAL TESTWORKAvalon is continuing to conduct metallurgical testwork toward proving its proposed process for concentration of the Nechalacho ore minerals. This process is designed to produce rare earths, niobium (Nb), tantalum (Ta), and zirconium (Zr) products from those minerals.The process begins with froth flotation…

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals (TSE:AVL) Management and Staff Involved in Many Events at 2011 PDAC Convention

March 5, 2011 (Source: ABN Newswire) — Avalon Rare Metals is pleased to invite shareholders and other interested delegates to the 2011 PDAC International Convention, Trade Show and Investor Exchange, Toronto, ON, March 6 – 9, 2011 with the following list of all the exhibits, events, and speaking engagements featuring Avalon management and staff: Investors Exchange – Mining Investment Show Avalon Rare Metals Booth #2303, Level 800, South Building Sunday, March 6 to Tuesday,…

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Rare Earth Sector Continues to Mature.

Mackie Research Capital Corporation announced this week it is initiating coverage of Avalon Rare Metals Inc. The brokerage has slapped a Buy rating on the stock and a target price of $10.50 a share. Here are some key quotes from the report:…

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Avalon Continues Under The Canada Business Corporations Act

February 14, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that, further to its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on January 27, 2011 at which the shareholders of the Company voted in favour of, among matters, the continuance of the Company out of the Province of British Columbia and into the federal jurisdiction of Canada, the Companys continuance has now become effective as…

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Friday, February 11, 2011

RMB Week-In-Review (Feb 7th-11th, 2011): Wiki-Peaks Part Two

NEWS: Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP, Feb. 11), announced a $180 million offering of 5.50% mandatory convertible preferred stock by the Company. Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. (TSX.V:GWG, Feb. 9) (OTCQX:GWMGF) announced it has appointed Mohamed Madhi as President of Rare Earths Extraction Company Limited effective immediately. Mr. Madhi served as a member of GWMGs Advisory Board and was appointed by Great Western Minerals Group to the Rareco Board of Directors on October 27, 2010….

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Avalon Enters Into Negotiation Agreement With the Deninu K’ue First Nation

February 8, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) –Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that, following the signing of the Negotiation Agreement with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (News Release No. 10-27 December 8, 2010), Avalon has now entered into a similar agreement with the Deninu Kue First Nation (Deninu Kue) regarding the development of the Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit Thor Lake, NWT (the Project). The Deninu Kue…

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

NSF and NBC Learn Launch “Chemistry Now” Video Series

One of the key objectives of RMApps is to help capture the imaginations of and toinvite students, recent graduates and the general public as the case may be, to the world of rare metals and their contribution to new CleanTech applications. To more fully appreciate the advances in these rapidly expanding areasand what makes them possible, is an appreciation for the basics of science, material science and engineering. One definitely doesn’t need to be…

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Avalon Reports Increase in Indicated Resources in the Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Deposit, NWT

Jan. 27, 2011 (Source: Marketwire) – Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(NYSE Amex:AVL) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on development work on the Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements (REE) deposit, Thor Lake, NWT. In particular, all the data from the 2010 summer definition drilling program has now been compiled into the deposit block model and the 43-101 compliant resource estimates have been updated accordingly (Tables 1a and b). As expected, this…

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSE:AVL) Presenting At Vancouver Critical Metals Investment Symposium And Resource Investment Conference

January 21, 2011 (Source: ABN Newswire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc.will be presenting at the Critical Metals Investment Symposium on Saturday at 1:45PM. This symposium will bring together a multitude of parties involved in finding solutions to the developing world supply shortage of rare earth elements and other strategic metals.The Vancouver Resource Investment Conference January 23 and 24, 2011 Avalon Rare Metals is pleased to invite shareholders and other investors in the Vancouver area…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seeing energy through the eye of a needle… or are they just spinning us a yarn.

I just listened to a 12-minute radio broadcast on NPR… Ira Flatow’s Science Friday, and it immediately captured my interest. Flatow was interviewing Dr. Ray Baughman, the director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, on his team’s work on creating nanoscale yarns that function as superconductors, batteries or solar cells. Dr. Baughman work was recently reported in Science magazine. So – nano-materials, energy and the mention of rare metals……

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Friday, January 14, 2011

NOVA’s four-part series, ‘Making Stuff: Stronger, Smaller, Cleaner, Smarter’ to premiere on January 19, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on local PBS stations

Material Science … “the unsung branch of science, the cross roads of biology, chemistry and physics”, at least according to New York Times technology reporter David Pogue. I agree and I’m pumped already. I just received a copy of yesterday’s Press Release giving us all a heads up to the four-part series, to be broadcast on you local Public Network Channel (I’m not sure how broadly this is broadcast – maybe only North America…

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Twenty Top Engineering Achievements in the Twentieth Century

Carrying on with last week’s theme of year-end Top This – Top That Lists (and thanks to a good friend of mine’s referral), I was captivated walking through the National Academy of Engineering’s Top Twenty Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century. While perusing the website (www.greatachievements.org), I couldn’t help but wonder what growing role rare metals played in these developments. I also canonly imagine what the 21st Century will record. The National Academy of…

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Monday, January 10, 2011

RareMetalApps coming to the RMB

Im delighted to report that RareMetalApps (or RMApps for short), a new Avalon- RareMetalBlog initiative, will be launched before the end of this month… that is, January twenty-eleven. It will not only post technology-related rare metal content articles, touching upon energy, medical, materials, lighting, electronics and the growing number of other applications, but it will encourage and serve as a platform for discussing new rare metal applications and processes,as well as disruptive technologies that…

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Thursday, January 06, 2011

New Year’s Predictions… Dreaming? or Will we be saying ‘Do you remember when?’

It has become a tradition at yearend or at the start of a new one to make lists…the ‘Top 10 This’, the ‘Top 20 That’, and predictions of the future. IBM, one of the world’s iconic companies, in no different. Based on a survey of 3,000 IBM scientists and as it reported in itsNext Five in Five, (Dec 20th), IBM sees cities heated by servers, holographic cell phones, advanced city traffic monitoring among the…

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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Avalon Metals Toronto shares jump to match U.S. rise

January 4, 2011 (Source: Reuters) — The Toronto-listed shares of Avalon Rare Metals (AVL.TO: Quote) were more than 31 percent higher on Tuesday as they played catch-up with the NYSE Amex shares of the company, an explorer for rare earth metals.The stock rose as high as C$8.14 on the Toronto Stock Exchange, before falling back to C$7.37. The Toronto market was closed on Monday, when Avalons NYSE Amex shares rose as high as $8.20….

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CEO of Avalon Rare Metals Don Bubar in Exclusive CNBC ‘Fast Money’ Interview

Monday, January 03, 2011

The Disappearing Spoon… A magic trick? No! An informative and fun read? Definately

“When most people think of the Periodic Table, they remember a chart hanging on the front wall of their high school chemistry class, an asymmetric expanse of columns and rows looming over one of the teachers shoulders.” When I mention the Periodic Table to audiences when I speak about rare metals, I generally get either bold or sheepish ‘Ya, I remember that’ or ‘I should have listened more’ grins. Seriously, the opening quotation is…

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Ellis Martin Interviews Don Bubar of Avalon Rare Metals

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Avalon Rare Metals Up 40%, Hits New Year High as China cuts rare earth exports

December 29, 2010 (Source: Nasdaq) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (AVL.TO) was up around 40%, but off a new year high of $6.77 hit earlier today. More than 3.8 million AVL shares have traded on Wednesday. The gains for AVL come amid reports that China, which produces about 97% of the global supply of rare earth minerals, cut its export quotas by 35% for the first half of 2011 versus a year ago, saying…

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Avalon Rare Metals Authorized to Trade on NYSE Amex

December 21, 2010 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(OTCQX:AVARF) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that its common shares have been authorized for listing on the NYSE Amex (NYSE Amex) in New York. The shares will begin trading on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 under the ticker symbol AVL. The Company will retain its primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) also under the symbol AVL. We are pleased to…

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Avalon Added to S&P-TSX; Global Mining Index

December 20, 2010 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(OTCQX:AVARF) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that effective today the Company is included in Standard Poors Canadian Index Operations (SP Indices) SP-TSX Global Mining Index and also the SP-TSX Base Metals Index. SP Indices, a part of McGraw-Hill Financial, is the worlds leading index provider maintaining a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices. Over $1.25 trillion is directly indexed to…

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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Avalon Enters Into Negotiation Agreement With the Yellowknives Dene First Nation

December 8, 2010 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(OTCQX:AVARF) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Negotiation Agreement with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (Yellowknives) regarding the Nechalacho rare earth elements deposit located at Thor Lake, 100 kilometres southeast of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (the Project). This form of initial agreement (often referred to as a Memorandum of Understanding), is done in order to frame the…

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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Avalon Provides Corporate Update

November 30, 2010 (Source: Marketwire) — Avalon Rare Metals Inc. (TSX:AVL)(OTCQX:AVARF) (Avalon or the Company) is pleased to provide the following corporate update. NYSE Amex Listing Application The Company has applied for and received approval from NYSE Regulation on behalf of NYSE Amex LLC, to file an Original Listing Application to list its common shares on the NYSE Amex, an affiliate of the New York Stock Exchange. There are a number of conditions that…

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