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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.

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Rare Earth Elements in New Mexico
March 29, 2014 | Arizona Geological Survey Repository

The Arizona Geological Survey has published Rare Earth Elements Deposits in New Mexico by Ginger McLemore in electronic format. It is from the Proceedings of the 48th Annual Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals, Phoenix, Arizona, April 30 – May 4, 2012.

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

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Rare Earth Mine in Missouri?
February 9, 2014 | Aljazeera America

This article takes a quick look at the rare earth element potential of the Pea Ridge Mine, located in southeastern Missouri and the Mountain Pass Mine in California.

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Big Rare Earth Find in North Korea?
January 21, 2014 | Voice of America

“A recent geological study indicates North Korea could hold some 216 million tons of rare earth minerals [...] if verified, the discovery would more than double global known sources and be six times the reserves in China, the market leader.” Quoted from the Voice of America article.

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Australia and the United States Are Producing Rare Earths Again
December 17, 2013 |

After China restricts their exports of rare earth elements, the United States and Australia are back in production.

RRE Mines Deposits and Occurrences
September 9, 2013 | USGS

USGS has an interactive map: Rare earth element mines, deposits, and occurrences. It gives access to information on mineral deposits containing rare earth elements and yttrium from around the world with grade and tonnage, and mineralogy.

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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.

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Rare Earth Elements in Alaska
June 7, 2013 | USGS

“A unique deposit of heavy rare earth elements at Alaska’s Bokan Mountain could help scientists understand how rare earth element deposits form. [...] Currently, very little is known about the geologic setting in which REE deposits form. Understanding these geologic settings and how they come to be is a crucial step to being able to determine where mineable concentrations of REE might be found.” Quoted from the USGS press release.

Rare Earth Elements in Wyoming
June 4, 2013 | Wyoming Geological Survey

The Wyoming Geological Survey has published: “Rare Earth Elements in Wyoming”, a report that investigates the production and geologic occurrence of rare earth elements in Wyoming.

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.

Critical Mineral Resources Draft
February 21, 2013 | Geological Society of America

The Geological Society of America has published a Position Statement Draft on Critical Mineral Resources. From the draft…

“This position statement (1) summarizes the consensus views of The Geological Society of America on critical minerals resources…

Alaska Rare Earth Elements Overview
January 27, 2013 | Alaska Geological Survey

Articles in the news about a proposal to construct a rare earth elements mine at Bokan Mountain has generated a lot of interest in the rare earth element resources of Alaska. This publication by the Alaska Geological Survey provides an overview of resources and occurrences in Alaska.

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