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  • China no longer has a stranglehold on the world's supply of rare

    Oct 22, 2014 In Mountain Pass, California, Molycorp reopened and expanded an old rare earth metals mine. The Australian mining company Lynas opened up new processing facilities in Malaysia. As a result, China's market share declined from 97 percent to 70 percent today. 2) Companies reduced their dependence: 

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  • Why the US buys all its rare earth metals from China Marketplace

    Jun 26, 2017 Rare earth minerals, though not actually rare, have unique chemical properties that make them essential for wideranging technologies, including smartphones, hybrid cars and hightech weapons. Two years ago, the only rare earth mine in the United States filed for bankruptcy protection. The ongoing 

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  • Mining the consequences of the rare earths industry GreenBiz

    Feb 25, 2017 In the 1990s, a number of successful Chinese mining operations began, with their rich supply of highquality rare earths flooding the global market and Initiating the startup process at an existing but inoperable mine is not merely a matter of flying equipment and technicians in before management flips a 

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  • Modern life's devices under China's grip? CBS News

    But we have become so reliant on rare earths that a few years ago, an intense global power struggle broke out over their free flow. The reason is that one country has a virtual monopoly roughly 90 percent of the mining, refining and processing of rare earths China. And in 2010, it used that power to disrupt the world's 

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  • How China can win a trade war in 1 move The Week

    Apr 6, 2018 They're also quite difficult to mine and process. It turns out the United States is almost entirely dependent on foreign suppliers for rare earth metals. More importantly, it's almost entirely dependent on China specifically for rare earth metals that have been processed into a final and usable form. Basically 

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  • China is a paper dragon on rare earths monopoly Sonoran News

    Apr 11, 2018 They're also quite difficult to mine and process. It turns out the United States is almost entirely dependent on foreign suppliers for rare earth metals. More importantly, it's almost entirely dependent on China specifically for rare earth metals that have been processed into a final and usable form. Basically 

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  • Rare Earths Production: 8 Top Countries Investing News Network

    Apr 3, 2018 Though it has a key role in the rare earths space, China has long had problems with illegal rare earths mining. Industrial Minerals reported in January 2017 that the country would have until April to "crack down on illegal mining." Inspections took place in a number of Chinese provinces, and as a result 

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  • Rare earth industry in China Wikipedia

    The rare earth industry in China is a large industry that is important to Chinese internal economics. Rare earths are a group of elements on the periodic table with similar properties. Rare earth metals are used to manufacture everything from electric or hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, consumer electronics and other clean 

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  • China can't control the market in rare earth elements because they

    Apr 17, 2018 Rare earth metals are integral to a lot of modern technology, and China controls the vast majority of the world's supply. But is this really Rare earth elements are often produced as byproducts of other mining operations. Photo by China Processing rare earths involves a lot of time, acid, and radioactivity.

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  • As China Adjusts for "True Cost" of Rare Earths, What Does It Mean

    Mar 21, 2017 Medium and heavy rare earths, mined almost exclusively in China at the moment, top the list with the highest risk of shortage. The mine and processing factory have operated in the area since 1958, and villagers living in areas surrounding the lake have seen crops and animals die over the decades.

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

    Mar 20, 2014 Processing one ton of rare earths produces 2,000 tons of toxic waste Baotou's rare earths enterprises produce 10m tons of wastewater per year. They're pumped into tailings dams, like the one by Wang's village, 12km west of the city centre. China began mining the minerals on a mass scale in the mid 

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  • China can't control the market in rare earth elements because they

    Apr 17, 2018 Rare earth metals are integral to a lot of modern technology, and China controls the vast majority of the world's supply. But is this really Rare earth elements are often produced as byproducts of other mining operations. Photo by China Processing rare earths involves a lot of time, acid, and radioactivity.

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  • China's Rare Earth Elements Industry: What Medallion Resources

    In total, the process takes approximately 10 days from the point when the ore is taken out of the ground to the point at which the rare earth oxides are actually produced. The mining and processing of rare earth elements, if not carefully controlled, can create environmental hazards. This has happened in China. China Steps 

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  • China Still Dominates RareEarth Processing WSJ

    Dec 5, 2013 China's share of global rareearth output has been shrinking recently. Even so, it still dominates the complex—and often polluting—steps that turn mined material into useful ingredients, including metals and magnets.

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  • RARE EARTHS: 'Sick industry' struggles to take on China

    Sep 9, 2015 Before Molycorp's announcement, the rare earths processing plant at Mountain Pass was working around the clock. The open pit mine was working only on a day shift. The company once said it would remain open. Beyond illegal mining, China has also used its rare earths mining dominance to entice many 

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  • Revisiting Rare Earths: The Ongoing Efforts to Challenge China's

    Aug 29, 2017 Despite current costeffectiveness, it is not sustainable for the United States to rely on Chinese rare earth elements. It is costly to find alternatives to lowpriced Chinese rare earths, whether those alternatives are opening and reopening mines, inventing new recycling process, or developing substitutes.

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  • As China Adjusts for "True Cost" of Rare Earths, What Does It Mean

    Mar 21, 2017 Medium and heavy rare earths, mined almost exclusively in China at the moment, top the list with the highest risk of shortage. The mine and processing factory have operated in the area since 1958, and villagers living in areas surrounding the lake have seen crops and animals die over the decades.

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  • Potential rareearths industry in the US must avoid China's mistakes

    Jul 8, 2017 China, which supplied 9098% of the global rareearth market in the last decade, may face a shortage as the country focuses on consolidation and cleanup. The time is ripe for the US to take over mining and processing of its own rare earths, and Paul Ziemkiewicz, director of the West ia Water 

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  • John Patrick Thomas: "China's Dominance of the Rare Earth

    Today, most Chinese rare earth miners operate at a loss, and that has reduced rare earth prices. These companies are state subsidized and currently under state restructuring. Chen Zhanheng, the deputy secretary general of China Rare Earth Industry, told China Daily, "Rare earths are not as difficult to mine and process as 

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  • Japan's seabed find may challenge China's grip on rareearth metals

    Apr 12, 2018 Australian company Lynas is the only serious Western competitor to China in rare earths mining and processing. They have an amazing leading edge processing facility in Malaysia that supplies many Japanese companies with the readily usable materials for industrial appliions such as electric motors 

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