* 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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The future of rare earth elements—will these high-tech industry elements continue in short supply?
U.S. Geological Survey
Western Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center