rare earth minerals

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Rare Stake: Can Wyoming help serve world’s hunger for rare earth minerals?

May 1, 2012

A newly opened mine near the city of Sundance raises the prospect of a new industry for Wyoming. The project’s owners believe they’ll have the …

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China’s rare earth role

May 1, 2012

Today, China delivers 97 percent of the world’s rare earth elements and uses 60 percent to 70 percent. How it came to monopolize the rare …