Mineral resource of the month: rare earth elements



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The article provides information on rare earth elements, which are group of 17 natural metallic elements. The rare earth elements are scandium, yttrium and lanthanides and classified into light rare earth elements (LREE) and heavy rate earth elements (HREE). The principal ores of the rare earth elements are identified. An overview of China's production of 97 percent of the rare earths in the world is provided. Commercial applications of rare earths are described.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: rare earth elements
Series title Earth
Volume 56
Issue 9
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earth
First page 24
Last page 25
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