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  • China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Elements Tightens With Purchase

    Sep 6, 2017 Now a Chinese led coalition threatens to further tighten control of the rare earths trade with the purchase of the only operational REE mine in America. The Mountain Pass Mine in the California desert south of Las Vegas was a powerhouse producer of REEs from 1965 to 1985, at which point China took

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  • Battle heats up for control of sole US rare earth mine Financial Times

    May 29, 2017 A battle is heating up for control of a bankrupt mine that is the only significant US source of the rare earth elements used in advanced electronics and some defence applications. A group led by a former nursing home operator and Switzerland based private equity fund will vie with a team of US hedge funds

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  • rare earth and uranium mining potential in the states American

    his report discusses the strategic and economic importance of so called rare earth elements (REE) and uranium to the United States. . mining conditions. The low grade deposits (around .06 percent) being mined in Africa and Namibia are near surface deposits and thus are easy and cheap to mine. The world uses 67,000

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  • Locations of Deposits MIT

    Demand for elements varies by element group (see Table 1) and the variety of strategic elements results in a similar variety of supply problems. For some elements, such as the rare earth elements (REEs), the problem is production. Current mines are not sufficient to meet demand for all the metals, particularly dysprosium

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  • Rare Earth Metals Electrified by China's Illegal Mining Clean Up

    Sep 6, 2017 Rare earths are booming again as a clampdown on wildcat miners in China crimps supply in the world's biggest producer while the clean energy boom bolsters their use in everything from electric vehicles to wind turbines.

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  • Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Mounting Toxic Risks Yale E360

    Jan 28, 2013 The mining of rare earth metals, used in everything from smart phones to wind turbines, has long been dominated by China. But as mining of these key elements spreads to countries like Malaysia and Brazil, scientists warn of the dangers of the toxic and radioactive waste generated by the mines and

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  • Trump urged by CEO to nationalize the only US rare earths mine

    Jul 18, 2017 NEW YORK The head of an advanced materials manufacturer said he met with President Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, on Monday to persuade him that the United States should nationalize the country's only mine of rare earth minerals, which are used in military applications. The staff

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  • tnahistoryoftechnology Rare Earth Metals and Congo

    Rare Earth Earths in CongoThe Democratic Republic of Congo (formally called Zaire) is located in Central Africa. It is the third largest country in Africa with a population of 71 million. The official language of the Congo is French. Rape and sexual abuse in Eastern Congo is described as the worst in the world. Despite the

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  • The Rare Earth Crisis MIT Technology Review

    Apr 19, 2011 Today's electric cars and wind turbines rely on a few elements that are mined almost entirely in China. Demand for these materials may soon exceed supply. Will this be China's next great economic advantage?

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  • A Visit to the Only American Mine for Rare Earth Metals The Atlantic

    Feb 21, 2012 iFixit cofounder Kyle Wiens visits the only source of rare earth metals in North America and one of the few places to get these materials outside China.

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  • Rare earth rancor: Feds must stop Chinese purchase of US mine

    Jun 26, 2017 A U.S. bankruptcy court has decided to sell a California mine, the sole U.S. source of rare earth minerals, to a consortium including Chinese mining company Shenghe Rare Earth Shareholding Co.

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  • Health risk assessment of rare earth elements in cereals from mining

    Aug 29, 2017 The medians of total rare earth elements in cereals from mining and control areas were 74.22 μg/kg and 47.83 μg/kg, respectively, and the difference was statistically . The living conditions, economic backgrounds and cultural and living habits are similar between the mining area and the control area.

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  • Geochemical characteristics of dissolved rare earth elements in acid

    Jul 15, 2017 Geochemical characteristics of dissolved rare earth elements in acid mine drainage from abandoned high As coal mining area, southwestern China. The high concentrations of dissolved SO42 and low pH play a decisive role in controlling the presence of REEs in AMD, as these conditions are necessary

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  • Rare Earth Market Foreign Policy

    Jul 12, 2016 Rare Earth Market. By monopolizing the mining of rare earth metals, China could dictate the future of high tech. By Lee Simmons. Illustrations by Luke Shuman. facebook twitter reddit Sources: Figures based on current market conditions, opinions of industry experts, and author reporting and analysis.

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  • In China, Gang Run Illegal Rare Earth Mines Face a Crackdown

    Dec 29, 2010 Rogue mining operations produce an estimated half of the world's supply of the most valuable rare earth minerals. rare earth mining and chemical runoff have poisoned thousands of acres of prime farmland, according to the government of Guangdong Province, and have been blamed for many illnesses.

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  • Rare earth producers say illegal mining in China responsible for low

    Oct 16, 2015 As a result, all rare earths producers inside and outside China are facing extremely challenging conditions, say insiders. The deposit is additionally unusual because it contains very low levels of thorium, a radioactive contaminant commonly found together with rare earth elements. (Image from WikiMedia

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  • Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born CNET

    Sep 26, 2012 Yesterday: We looked at the human toll of creating iPhones, and the activists pushing to improve working conditions. Inside the rocks from this mine are rare earth minerals, crucial ingredients for iPhones, as well as wind turbines, hybrid cars, and night vision goggles. Minerals such as neodymium are used

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  • Rare earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages

    Aug 7, 2012 Pollution is poisoning the farms and villages of the region that processes the precious minerals.

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  • An outlook on the rare earth elements mining industry AusIMM

    How learning from the mistakes of the past can contribute to building a strong global rare earth elements supply chain. in mid 2015 and sealed the mine a couple of months later, indicating that rushing to fill the market needs without careful evaluation of the market conditions was not the appropriate step to take.

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  • Rare earth element Wikipedia

    The principal sources of rare earth elements are the minerals bastnäsite, monazite, and loparite and the lateritic ion adsorption clays. Despite their high relative abundance, rare earth minerals are more difficult to mine and extract than equivalent sources of transition metals (due in part to their similar chemical properties),

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  • Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental

    Mar 20, 2014 China produces 85% of global supply of the 17 chemically similar elements crucial to smartphone, camera lens and magnet manufacture and half that output is from the city of Baotou.

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  • Apple says it will stop using mined rare earth minerals to make

    Apr 20, 2017 Mines where rare earth mineral are extracted are often sites of exploitation, where workers, some children, are exposed to extremely toxic substances and dangerous working conditions for scant pay. The effluent from the mines poisons soil and groundwater supplies and wreaks environmental devastation,

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  • Coal Mines a Promising Source of Rare Earth Elements 24/7 Wall St.

    Dec 5, 2017 Will an ability to extract rare earths from coal and various coal products, byproducts and waste really reduce U.S. dependence on foreign supplies of rare earths and strengthen U.S. energy and national security?

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  • 8 Top Rare Earth producing Countries Investing News Network

    Oct 2, 2017 Mine Production: 1,100 tons. Thailand raised production of rare earth minerals by 300 tons in 2014 to 1,100 tons 2015. Rare earth reserves in the country are not currently known, but the country remains a significant player in the second tier group of rare earth producing countries that below China.

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  • Why rare earth mining in the West is a bust High Country News

    Jun 16, 2015 Forget the hype. In the global rush for energy critical elements, our region can't compete.

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  • Geochemical Behaviour of Rare Earth Elements in Mining

    The rare earth elements (REE) were determined in water and solid samples at the abandoned mine of Ingurtosu (Sardinia, Italy). Research was performed to evaluate the main factors that control the geochemical behaviour of REE in near neutral pH mining environments. REE show the highest concentrations (13 100 μg/l)

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  • BBC Future The dystopian lake filled by the world's tech lust

    Apr 2, 2015 You may not have heard of Baotou, but the mines and factories here help to keep our modern lives ticking. It is one of the world's biggest suppliers of rare earth minerals. These elements can be found in everything from magnets in wind turbines and electric car motors, to the electronic guts of smartphones

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  • Baotou, China: Rare earth mineral mining is horrifying News .au

    Apr 17, 2015 LYING hidden in an little known corner of China is a town that will horrify you.

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  • MINING RARE EARTH ELEMENTS University of Victoria

    EPA) report called: Rare Earth Elements: A Review of Production, Processing, Recycling, and Associated some of the possible health and environmental impacts a rare earth element mine would mean to those . rare condition called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, where excess connective tissue forms in the skin, joints

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  • The false monopoly: China and the rare earths trade Mining

    Aug 19, 2015 The issue over China's rare earth exports policy went global in 2009 and 2010 when the country implemented stringent export quotas, choking off much of the supply of rare earth elements and their byproducts to technology companies and high tech manufacturers around the world. The quotas, which were

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