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Rare Earth Elements Off Japan
March 24, 2013 | The Telegraph

Japanese researchers say they have found rich accumulations of rare earth elements in sea floor sediments in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.


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Rare Earths in Seafloor Nodules Off Bermuda?
April 10, 2014 | Bermuda's The Royal Gazette
Some mineral experts say that Bermuda's Exclusive Economic Zone has a rich resource of polymetallic nodules that are rich in rare earth elements. Related: What are Rare Earth Elements?

Recovering Rare Earth Elements from Mine Tailings?
September 6, 2013 | USGS
"USGS scientists are reanalyzing rocks, minerals and associated mine tailing samples – some collected 120 years ago – to assess their rare and critical elements, which could become potential for economic development." Quoted from the USGS press release. Related: What are rare earth elements?

Rare Earth Recycling?
March 20, 2014 | ScienceLine @ NYU
"Some experts think that recycled rare earths from scrap materials and discarded products may eventually be able to meet up to 40 percent of global demand. That could be a boon for the U.S. and other Western nations, since China now dominates the world market for rare earths and can effectively control their supply and price." Quoted from ScienceLine.org. Related: What Are Rare Earth Elements?


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