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New economy minerals

Jul 15, 2021This project will define an entirely new class of rare earth element (REE) deposits in Queensland. The project is focused on REE mineralisation along a 1,000km belt of the North West Minerals Province, from Boulia to Century. Extracting rare earth elements sustainably

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The U.S. Needs China For Rare Earth Minerals? Not

Apr 07, 2020USA Rare Earth is a privately held Delaware LLC that was formed specifically to develop the project to extract and process Round Top's valuable ore. One of the company's primary investors is

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Rare Earth

Jan 31, 2011Distribution of future rare earth sources outside China as of 2012 Mining companies - rare earth projects worldwide by phase 2012 Rare earths -

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Lynas wins U.S. Defense contract to built REE

Feb 02, 2021The Department of Defense is contributing $30.4 million to the project. The Hondo, Texas facility will complement Lynas' existing Australian and Malaysian operations and is expected to be co-located with the proposed heavy rare earths separation facility. This award aligns with the U.S. government's strategy to ensure secure and reliable

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Indian Rare Earths Limited

Sep 01, 2003The Department of Atomic Energy's (DAE) public sector endeavor, Indian Rare Earth Limited (IREL), is engaged in the mining and processing of mineral sands containing titanium, zirconium, thorium, and other elements. IREL was incorporated in 1950 under the joint ownership of Travancore and the Government of India.

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Rare Earth Elements

Rare Earth Element Production: This chart shows a history of rare earth element production, in metric tons of rare earth oxide equivalent, between 1950 and 2020. It clearly shows the United States' entry into the market in the mid-1960s when color television exploded demand.

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FedConnect: Opportunity Summary

Dec 15, 2020Opportunity: Carbon Ore, Rare Earth and Critical Minerals (CORE-CM) Initiative for United States (U.S.) Basins. Description. DE-FOA-0002364, 000003. Modification 000003 was issued to clear up spacing (single versus double) requirements as follows: The language found within the red box of the FOA (approximately page 36) may be interpreted by

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Rare earth supply disruptions have long

May 20, 2021Rare earth materials are essential to a variety of economic sectors, including healthcare and clean energy. In a new study, Argonne scientists highlighted which rare earth elements may be particularly vulnerable to disruptions. (Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense and Argonne National Laboratory.)

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Rare Earths

The rare earth elements (REE) are a group of 17 metals that comprise the lanthanide series of elements lanthanum (La), cerium (Ce), praseodymium (Pr), neodymium (Nd), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), terbium (Tb), dysprosium (Dy), holmium (Ho), erbium (Er), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb) and lutetium (Lu) in addition to scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y), which show

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Western Rare Earths Working to Address China's Rare Earths

Oct 12, 2021According to the USGS's latest numbers, the US is currently 80% dependent on China for its rare earths needs. A less than ideal reality as each F-35 Strike Fighter requires 920 pounds of Rare Earth material, and an SSN 774 Virginia class submarine needs 9,200 pounds.

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Supercomputers Predict Rare Earth Market Vulnerabilities

Sep 09, 2021The nation in the past has threatened to cease exports of refined rare earths during political disputes. Researchers under a Defense Logistics Agency program analyzed the potential effects of three supply disruption scenarios for 10 of the 17 rare earth elements — along with a handful of associated compounds — to determine the market effects.

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Don't Panic about Rare Earth Elements

May 31, 2019The 17 rare earth elements, which cluster near the bottom of the periodic table, play a vital role in several industries: consumer electronics including Apple AirPods and iPhones, green

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Rare Earths: Next Element in the Trade War?

Aug 20, 2019A4: In the weeks after President Xi toured the rare-earth facility in Jiangxi, the Department of Commerce released a report outlining six calls to action and vowing that the United States would "take unprecedented action" to secure "critical mineral" supplies, including all 17 rare-earth elements. Recommendations included accelerating

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Rare

The rare-earth elements (REEs) are 15 elements that range in atomic number from 57 (lanthanum) to 71 (lutetium); they are commonly referred to as the "lanthanides." Yttrium (atomic number 39) is also commonly regarded as an REE because it shares chemical and physical similarities and has affinities with the lanthanides. Although REEs are not rare in terms of average crustal abundance, the

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Neodymium magnet

A neodymium magnet (also known as NdFeB, NIB or Neo magnet) is the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet.It is a permanent magnet made from an alloy of neodymium, iron, and boron to form the Nd 2 Fe 14 B tetragonal crystalline structure. Developed independently in 1984 by General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals, neodymium magnets are the strongest type of permanent magnet available

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Rare Earth Elements Project in Wyoming Receives Federal

Jun 28, 2020GILLETTE — The potential development of a new industry to extract rare earth elements from the ash of Wyoming's Powder River Basin coal has taken a step forward with a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).. The grant is part of DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund, which was created to promote DOE national laboratories' promising energy technology and expand

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Department of Energy to fund $122 million for rare earth

Sep 23, 2020Department of Energy to fund $122 million for rare earth elements from coal. WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOWK) – The Energy and Natural Resources Committee received a $122 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) by the Department of Energy. Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Joe Manchin says the funding is

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Locations of Deposits

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 and neodymium (Vaccari, 2009) (see REE demand breakdown figure below).

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U.S. Department of Energy 3D

Feb 26, 2014U.S. Department of Energy 3D- Rare Earth Metals This entry was posted by Patrick Burke on February 26, 2014 at 7:11 pm My introduction to 3d- began when my roommate and I attempted to make a magnetic motor.

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UND gets research funds to continue studying rare earth

Oct 13, 2020The $150,000 grant, which has an option for up to $2 million, will be applied towards an engineering-scale study of a commercial rare earth element and critical mineral extraction plant.

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Rare Earth Minerals: U.S. Launches Tool to

Mar 01, 2020In a high-tech twist on hammering pickets into the ground, the U.S. State Department has helped launch an online tool aimed at staking America's claim to many of the world's rare-earth minerals.

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China's rare earth export curbs push Australian

Feb 18, 2021According to SP Global, the US Department of Defence held talks with various companies in mid-2019 to secure strategic minerals, including rare earth metals, with

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Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine, San Bernardino County

The Mountain Pass rare earth mine located in San Bernardino County, California is the only operating rare-earth element (REE) mine in the US. With an average grade greater than 8%, Mountain Pass is considered to be one of the highest quality rare earth deposits in the world.

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General Atomics Announces Notice of DOE Selection for

Mar 16, 2021SAN DIEGO, 16 MARCH 2021-General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today it has received a formal notice from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office to enter into negotiations for a financial award under the Critical Materials Funding Opportunity Announcement for engineering, construction and operation of a Rare Earth Element

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Appalachian Coal Ash Richest in Rare Earth Elements

May 27, 2016The Department of Energy is investing $20 million into research on extraction technologies for coal wastes, and there is literally billions of dollars' worth of rare earth elements contained in our nation's coal ash, said Heileen Hsu-Kim, the Mary Milus Yoh and Harold L. Yoh, Jr. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke.

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Critical Materials Institute

The Critical Materials Institute is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory that seeks to accelerate innovative scientific and technological solutions to develop resilient and secure supply chains for rare-earth metals and other materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies. See our new video

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Pentagon strikes deal over Texas

Feb 03, 2021The Defense Department announced this week that Lyans Rare Earths Corporation, the largest rare earth element mining and processing company not

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General Atomics announces notice of

Mar 17, 2021General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has announced it has received a formal notice from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office to enter into negotiations for the engineering, construction and operation of a Rare Earth Element Separation and Processing Demonstration Plant.

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Critical Minerals Strategy Final

for 31 2of the 35 minerals designated as critical by the Department of the Interior. The United States does not have any domestic production and relies completely on imports to supply its demand for 14 critical minerals.3 To address this problem and reduce the Nation's vulnerability to disruptions in the

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Pentagon Fails To Act On Crucial Rare

Mar 01, 2016A new Government Accountability Office report scolds the Department of Defense for failing to figure out which rare earth elements are critical

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Rubio Urges Department of the Interior to Address Supply

Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to take action addressing China's domination of the rare earth element supply chain in response to President Trump's September 30, 2020 Executive Order, Addressing the Threat to the Domestic Supply Chain from Reliance on Critical Minerals from Foreign Adversaries.

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MP Materials, North America's Only Rare

Apr 22, 2020The DoD's Phase 1 funding will support detailed planning and design of a U.S.-based Heavy Rare Earth separation facility, a critical component for expansion of the U.S. rare earth

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