The future of rare earth elements—will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply?

Open-File Report 2011-1189
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Abstract

* REE will continue to find increasing use due to their unique properties. * There is a realistic possibility around 2015-2016 of sufficient REE capacity to meet demand under conditions of healthy price competition. * REE supplies will be tight and prices high for a few years. * There is significant downside risk that newly developed mines will not perform as planned.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The future of rare earth elements—will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply?
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2011-1189
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111189
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Western Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description ii, 41 p.; PDF Slides ;Powerpoint
Online Only (Y/N) Y