Press release from GWMG: 



February 25, 2013 - Saskatoon, Canada: Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG" or the "Company", TSX:V – GWG) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Less Common Metals Limited ("LCM") is now in commercial production with its first rare earth alloy strip casting furnace.

LCM has sold and shipped, on a commercial basis, specialty alloys produced by its strip casting furnace to three existing customers. A subsequent order, scheduled for delivery in the 1st Quarter of 2013, was placed by one of the three customers for an increased quantity of alloy."



Press release from Lynas
27 February 2013
Lynas Corporation (ASX:LYC, OTC:LYSDY) is pleased to confirm that the Lynas Advanced Material Plant in Malaysia (LAMP) has produced its first Rare Earths products for customers.
Lynas announced on 7 January 2013 the successful commissioning of the cracking and leaching rare earth extraction units at the LAMP. The recovery rates from the cracking units continue to be high (i.e. in excess of 90% of the contained rare earth oxides (REO)).
Following commissioning of the cracking and leaching circuits, the Company has been working through early stage production issues that are typical for any start up of a new plant. Our focus is on increasing throughput and optimising use of equipment....."
Here are some additional notes on the subject of Lynas' operations update by the Australian Wall Street Journal:
"Lynas finally started processing work at the plant in late November, after long delays caused by legal action brought by opponents to its operation, who are concerned about pollution and possible health threats........

The company today didn't specify the volume of rare earths produced, or which customers would receive them. The company is continuing to target an annual output rate of 11,000 metric tons in the second quarter of the year, despite some early stage production issues."


Actually, Lynas did not say they had sold any, just producted some amount through the LAMP.  And remember...This is separated La and Ce Chlorates and some mixed other REE materials, including Didymium, which is Nd and Pr. Here is what Lynas produces, from their website.  Compare these products with what LCM produces, and now sells not only metals and normal alloys, but strip cast alloys as well.

From Lynas: STeP 3: 

ProduCt FiniShing
In the final stage of the process, 
the Rare Earths elements are 
precipitated as carbonates, 
hydroxides or oxalates. 
Some are calcined to the 
respective oxides. 
Finished products 
The LAMP produces the 
following finished products:
» Lanthanum-Cerium 
» Lanthanum Carbonate
» Cerium Carbonate
» Samarium Europium 
Gadolinium (SEG) + Heavy 
Rare Earths (HRE) Carbonate
» Neodymium, Praseodymium 
I've taken the liberty to highlight the only actual separated REE elements produced by the LAMP.