The US coal industry's future could be to mine metals for

Burning away hydrocarbons in coal leaves behind ash that is rich in metals, which can be extracted using chemical processes. Metal-rich parts of the total rock removed from the earth during coal mining can be manually separated out. Acid mine drainage can selectively remove rare-earth metals from coal....

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Rare-Earth Mining Rises Again in United States WIRED

A company called Molycorp has re-opened a California mine that was once the world's leading source of rare earths, the elements on which modern technology relies....

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A Visit to the Only American Mine for Rare Earth Metals

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 Metals Electrified by China's Illegal Mining

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 ...

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The Struggle To Mine Rare Earths July 27, 2015 Issue

The Struggle To Mine Rare Earths. rare-earth element resource specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Calif., mining operations of Molycorp....

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Rare earth metals mine is key to US control over hi-tech

The site of the rare earth metals mine in the Mojave desert. rare earth elements are not actually all that rare, but China has a near-monopoly on mining the elements....

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What may be next for the last US rare earths miner CNBC

Rumors that the last major American rare earth elements mining and processing company may seek bankruptcy protection sent its shares plummeting last week, leading to ...

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Rare-earth element Wikipedia

A rare-earth element (REE) or rare-earth metal Rare-earth elements are Mining, refining, and recycling of rare earths have serious environmental consequences ...

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REE Rare Earth Elements Metals, Minerals, Mining, Uses

Rare Earth Elements (REE) are becoming increasingly important in electronic devices used in the defense, alternative energy, and communications industries. Minable ...

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Rare earth metals Mining News and Commentary MINING

VIDEO: North American heavy rare earth mining iswell, rare MINING Editor Feb. 20, 2013, 4:30 AM The Ucore Bokan project is rich in heavy rare earths....

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The Rare-Earth Crisis MIT Technology Review

On the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert, an hour's drive southwest of Las Vegas in Mountain Pass, California, lies a 1.4-billion-year-old deposit of cerium, neodymium, and other metals that is the richest source of rare-earth elements in the United States....

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Mountain Pass rare earth mine Wikipedia

The Mountain Pass deposit is in a 1.4 billion year old Precambrian carbonatite intruded into gneiss, and contains 8% to 12% rare-earth oxides, mostly contained in the mineral bastnsite. Gangue minerals include calcite, barite, and dolomite....

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The US coal industry's future could be to mine metals for

The US coal industry's future could be to mine rare-earth metals for wind That could reinvigorate rare-earth mining in California and elsewhere in the US ...

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Rare-earth metals ThinkGlobalGreen

Rare-earth metals are used in computer hard drives, digital cameras, cell phones among many other things. They are also key to "green" technology such as energy-efficient light bulbs which use europium and yttrium, while hybrid car batteries and wind-power turbines use neodymium....

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Extracting rare-earth elements from coal could soon be

Extracting rare-earth elements Extracting rare-earth elements from coal could soon way to extract these metals from coal byproducts. Rare-earth elements ...

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

As for American rare-earth mining, the future looks bleak. In addition to the fully operational Mountain Pass, there are only four rare-earth deposits officially in development: Bear Lodge in Wyoming, Bokan in Alaska, and La Paz and Round Top in Texas. None is anywhere close to commercial production....

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The false monopoly: China and the rare earths trade

The false monopoly: China and the rare rare earth mining "Our plan is to build a production plant for separating rare earth oxides and metals from ...

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The Strange Second Life of America's Only Rare Earth Mine

The era of Rare Earth mining at Mountain pass was born. The Mine That Powered Modernity. In some ways, "rare earth metals" is a misnomer. The rare earth elements are chemical elements as well, 17 elements in all, which often exist embedded in rocks or minerals....

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Rare Earth Metals Electrified by China's Illegal Mining

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 ...

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Radioactive Mountain is Key in US Rare-Earth Woes

Metals industry consultant Gareth Hatch notes that processing is the biggest hurdle for rare-earth mining companies. The separations facility at Molycorp's Mountain Pass rare earth mine in California....

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The worst place on Earth BBC

In 1950, before rare earth mining started in earnest, the city had a population of 97,000. Today, the population is more than two-and-a-half million. There is only one reason for this huge influx of people minerals....

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Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and

Rare earth mining in China: Rare earths are a group of 17 elements: "iron grey to silvery lustrous metals" that are "typically soft, malleable, ...

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Rare Earth Metals: Very Different from Gold Mining Gold News

Rare earth miners need to know where their product will end up...

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Rare-Earth Market Foreign Policy

In China, which mines 89 percent of global output, toxic wastes from rare-earth facilities have poisoned water, ruined farmlands, and made people sick. Beyond high-tech gadgets, rare earths play a critical role in national defense, enabling radar systems and guided missiles....

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Rare earth element deposits: interactive map USGS

Information on mineral deposits containing rare earth elements and yttrium from around the world with grade and tonnage, and mineralogy....

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