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Insight: Rare–earth metals
 
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Did you know the smooth running of almost every piece of technology you use - is down to something called a rare-earth metal? The Insight team ask why a monopolised market is causing global concern. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fWeaHhqgM4Ry-RMpM2YYw?sub_confirmation=1 Livestream: http://www.youtube.com/c/trtworld/live Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRTWorld Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRTWorld Visit our website: http://www.trtworld.com/
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National Security, Rare Earth Elements & The Thorium Problem
 
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"The only operating rare earth mine in the United States sends all of their valuable resources to China for processing. Congress does not know this. They think this [mining] company is supplying the U.S. value chain, [and] is supplying the military. It is in-fact, the opposite. They are part of the Chinese monopoly. They're taking powder and shipping it to China, and it comes back as a magnet, or an alloy, or a bolt-on component." - Jim Kennedy To address this issue, contact your legislators to support H.R.4883 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 Why can't Molycorp, Lynas or any other 'western' rare earth company succeed? China's production and market advantage in Rare Earth Elements (REE) is largely the result of NRC and IAEA "Source Material" regulations with unintended consequences. Source Material: Materials containing any ratio or combination of Thorium and Uranium above .05%. Producing or holding these materials within the regulatory threshold (.05%) requires extensive and wide-ranging licensing, storage, transportation, remediation disposal and compliance costs, including prohibitive liability and bonding issues. Consequently any potential supplier of byproduct / co-product rare earth resources that would be designated as "source material' disposes of these valuable resources to avoid liability and compliance issues. NRC / IAEA regulations regarding "Source Material" played a key roll in undermining the economic viability of all 'western' rare earth producers and are a critical factor in China's current 'market advantage'. Producers like Molycorp and Lynas, with low Thorium deposits, can never compete with China. Resources are abundant and available: U.S mining companies currently mine as much as 50% of global Rare Earth Elements demand every year. But these resources are diverted in tailings lakes or are redistributed back into the host ore body, due to NRC and IAEA regulations defining Monazite and other Thorium bearing rare earth resources as "Source Material". H.R. 4883 would solve the "Thorium Problem" by creating a federally chartered multinational Thorium Energy and Industrial Products Corporation ("Thorium Bank"). Privately funded and operated, this would decouple thorium from rare earth production. The Thorium Corporation would also have Congressional Authority to develop Thorium energy systems and industrial products. Environmental regulations are not scaled back... rather this enables thorium to be stored safely & securely, rather then being treated as "waste". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 H.R. 4883 thus also addresses the U.S. Weapons Systems current 100% Dependency on China for Rare Earths. http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/downloads/TEAC6/USWeaponsChinese.pdf Federal Legislation governing Strategic Materials, 10 USC 2533b, does not specify rare earths, but includes metal alloys containing limited amounts of manganese, silicon, copper, or aluminum, chromium, cobalt, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, nickel and iron-nickel, cobalt, Titanium and Zirconium alloys. Federal Regulations require that these materials be melted in the U.S. Most of these materials are utilized in rare earth alloys, magnets and components in the defense industry. The bill does NOT reclassify thorium. It does NOT alter current environmental protection. It simply resolves "The Thorium Problem" which cripples United States domestic rare earth mining, processing and value-adding processes. Source Footage: Jim Kennedy @ IAEA: http://youtu.be/fLR39sT_bTs Jim Kennedy interview @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/Dih30mUexrA Jim Kennedy Talk @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/CARlEac1iuA Stephen Boyd @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/z7qfOnMzP9Y Stephen Boyd @ TEAC4: http://youtu.be/J16IpITWBQ8 John Kutsch @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/MgRn4g7a068
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The Search For Rare Earths | Treasure Hunters | Spark
 
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For thousands of years, they lay dormant in the soil until suddenly, they became the driving force behind a technical revolution: rare earths. Researchers drill for new deposits and find more environmentally friendly ways of processing the materials. A fascinating glimpse at cutting-edge research that could make our green technologies of the future even greener. First Broadcast in 2013. Content Provided By Java Films. Any queries, contact us at [email protected] Subscribe to Spark for more amazing science, tech and engineering videos - https://goo.gl/LIrlur Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SparkDocs/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spark_channel/?hl=undefined #tresure #science #rareearth #technology #iphone #iphoneproduction #apple #treasurehunter #engineering
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US Resumes All-Important Rare Earth Mining to Offset Chinese
 
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A major U.S. mine for rare earth metals has gone back into operation, adding a much needed source to offset China's control of the unique group of materials necessary to build tech gadgets like smart phones and laptops. Check out the full story here: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/214938/us_rare_earth_mine_resumes_active_mining.html
US Mining Companies Show New Interest in Rare Earths
 
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I'm Mario Ritter with the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Today we continue our report on the group of chemical elements known as rare earth metals. These are mined from the earth and used to make technology from mobile phones to missiles. The United States once led the world in rare earths. Today China controls almost all production. Premier Wen Jiabao says China will not use these metals as a diplomatic weapon. But Japan says exports meant for that country have remained at Chinese ports as a result of a recent dispute. The United States stopped mining rare earths in two thousand two. Companies blamed environmental rules and low-priced imports from China. But now exploration is moving forward again. Edward Cowle is president and chief executive of a company called U.S. Rare Earths. He and his partners gained rights to some land in the American West about fifteen years ago. They had been interested in thorium -- a radioactive element that can fuel nuclear reactors but not be processed into weapons. Mr. Cowle later found that the land also held a lot of rare earth metals -- lately a subject of intense interest. The company has not started mining yet. It still has to get permits and work with other businesses to put operations in place. Ed Cowle says a lot of work remains. He says the earliest that they could open the mine would be in six to seven years. Another American company is Molycorp. Jim Sims, the public affairs director, says Molycorp has already begun producing three thousand tons of rare earths a year. That makes the United States the world's second largest producer, a distant second. Mr. Sims says Molycorp is the western hemisphere's only producer of rare earth products. The company says the largest reserves of rare earths outside of China are in its mine in Mountain Pass, California, and in the Mount Weld area of Australia. Jim Sims says Molycorp spends only about ten percent on mining. The big cost is in chemically separating the rare earths from the minerals that carry them. He says Molycorp raised about three hundred eighty million dollars when it sold stock to the public for the first time in July. The company aims to increase production to twenty thousand tons by two thousand twelve. It says that would more than meet current levels of demand in the United States. For VOA Special English, I'm Mario Ritter. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 15Oct2010)
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Rare Earth Mining
 
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VOA's Philip Alexiou talks with the President and CEO of Avalon Rare Metals who recently visited the New York Stock Exchange. Don Bubar who leads the Toronto based company talks about the kinds of rare earth metals Avalon will focus on and how China's rare earth supply policy is affecting the metals and minerals market.
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China's rare earth monopoly
 
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Rare earth metals are a collection of 17 chemical elements that are key to the production of a long list of modern-day technologies. Despite their name, the elements are relatively plentiful in the earth's crust. However, because of their geochemical properties, the elements are not often found in concentrated forms that are economically viable to extract. Mining them is not only complex but costly, so many countries are cautious. China produces more than 95 per cent of the elements for the world's technology industry. The rest is supplied by the US, Estonia, India, Malaysia and Brazil. That may change, however, as demand for rare-earth metals rises for use in products such as smartphones, electric and hybrid cars, common computer monitors and televisions. Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan, reporting from Baotou in China, examines the importance of these elements.
Views: 31068 Al Jazeera English
New California Rare Earth Facility Ramping Up Production
 
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After more than three years of design, engineering, construction, and commissioning, Molycorp's new, state-of-the-art rare earth processing facility at Mountain Pass, California is fully operational and is now ramping up production of rare earth materials for customers around the globe. This complex is one of the world's most technologically advanced, energy efficient and environmentally progressive rare earth facilities. It sets a new standard for the production of rare earths with less impact on the environment.
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China's hold on rare earths
 
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As China stockpiles rare earth minerals used to manufacture consumer items like iPhones and cameras, the U.S. is facing a growing shortage.
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Supply of Rare Earth Minerals about to climb
 
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The world supply of rare earth minerals has been reduced for the last few years, since nearly all the world's processing facilities are located in China. Efforts to diversify the supply should get a boost by two new mines. One is in California.
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Japan finds huge deposit of rare-earth minerals
 
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For story suggestions or custom animation requests, contact [email protected] Visit http://archive.nextanimationstudio.com to view News Direct's complete archive of 3D news animations. RESTRICTIONS: Broadcast: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN Digital: NO USE JAPAN, NO USE TAIWAN A deposit of rare-earth minerals has been discovered off the coast of Japan. These minerals were found 6,000 meters beneath sea level near Japan's Minamitorishima Island in April 2018, according to a study published in the journal Nature. An estimated 16 million ton of rare minerals including yttrium, dysprosium, europium and terbium have been found in the deposit. These rare earth minerals are used in smartphones and electric cars as well as rechargeable batteries. It is rare for large amounts of minerals to be found in huge deposits, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Japan started looking for rare-earth minerals after a dispute with China, which is currently the largest exporter of rare earths minerals, according to a Reuters report. In 2014, China held back shipments of rare-earth minerals to Japan during a row over disputed islands between the two nations. At the same time, China cut back its export of rare-earth minerals and increased the price of the minerals to preserve its resources. After China, the largest amount of rare earth reserves are found in Vietnam, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India, according to Statista 2018. RUNDOWN SHOWS: 1. Map of Japan and an inset of a mix of rare-earth minerals 2. Cross section of the ocean 3. Rare minerals found in the deposit 4. How these rare minerals are used VOICEOVER (in English): "A deposit of rare-earth minerals has been discovered off the coast of Japan, according to a study published in the journal Nature." "These minerals were found 6,000 meters beneath sea level near Japan's Minamitorishima Island in April 2018." "An estimated 16 million ton of rare minerals including yttrium, dysprosium, europium and terbium have been found in the deposit." "These rare earth minerals are used in smartphones and electric cars as well as rechargeable batteries." SOURCES: Science Alert, Financial Post, Nature journal, CNBC, The Asahi Shimbun, USGS, Reuters https://www.sciencealert.com/japan-discovered-a-rare-earth-mineral-deposit-that-can-supply-the-world-for-centuries https://interestingengineering.com/rare-earth-mineral-deposit-that-can-supply-the-world-found-in-japan https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23948-5 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/12/japan-rare-earths-huge-deposit-of-metals-found-in-pacific.html http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201804170045.html https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2002/fs087-02/fs087-02.pdf https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-rareearths-idUSKBN0H001T20140905 *** ----------------------------------------­­---------------------------------------­-­---------------- Next Animation Studio’s News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D news animations that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's news animations at http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com/trial/ To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nextanimationstudio.com
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Rare earth elements: what confluence? | Sean Dudley | TEDxBozeman
 
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Have you ever considered the amazing amount of mining, processes, and resources needed to make your cell phone? Do you know what rare earth elements are and how they're extracted? Sean P. Dudley discusses cutting-edge research that is being done for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy which is uncovering novel areas of production and processing of crucial resources so often taken for granted. Sean P. Dudley is a native of Butte and enjoys hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and photography. He has owned a consulting business, worked for an engineering firm, and for various resource corporations. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science at Montana Tech of the University of Montana and has accepted a job with the Naval Sea Systems Command. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Metallurgical and Mineral Process Engineering. In his academic career, Sean has focused on responsible resource development. His Ph.D. work centers around economic and efficient rare earth element recovery under research programs for both the Office of Naval Research and the Army Research Laboratory. Sean’s research in the quantum mechanics of rare earth elements has uncovered an area for increased focus. The support of his family and two long-time advisors has been crucial for Sean’s development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Why We Need Rare Earth Elements
 
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Rare earth elements are crucial to the technology around us - they're in phones, computers, tvs, and hybrid cars. Why are they so important? Any why are they so difficult to mine? Anthony takes a look. Read More: "Japan finds rich rare earth deposits on seabed" http://uk.news.yahoo.com/japan-finds-rich-rare-earth-deposits-seabed-114659686.html#SvZ1Dq2 "Japanese researchers said Thursday they have found a rich deposit of rare earths on the Pacific seabed, with reports suggesting it could be up to 30 times more concentrated than Chinese reserves." "4 Rare Earth Elements That Will Only Get More Important" http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/news/important-rare-earth-elements#slide-1 "Lithium is lionized. Silicon has a whole valley named after it. But what about the silent heroes of modern technology?" "What are 'rare earths' used for?" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-17357863 ""Rare earths" are a group of 17 chemically similar elements crucial to the manufacture of many hi-tech products." DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week. Watch More http://www.youtube.com/dnewschannel Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzWQYUVCpZqtN93H8RR44Qw?sub_confirmation=1 DNews Twitter https://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni Twitter: https://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green Twitter https://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez Twitter https://twitter.com/trace501 DNews Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DNews DNews Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/106194964544004197170/posts DNews Website http://discoverynews.com/
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Running From Rare Earth Metals
 
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June 30 -- From smartphones to ballistic missiles and hybrid cars, so much of our high tech works because of rare earth metals. Yet the U.S.' biggest rare earth miner Molycorp has filed for bankruptcy. Bloomberg's Ramy Inocencio explains what rare earth metals are and why Molycorp isn't the only miner on the brink of a bust.
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How China has the USA by the Balls
 
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NB! I accidentally used an image of a group of Israelis in this video, that I thought were Americans. Sorry about that. Stefan Molyneux and his ilk should see this video, about how Communist China butt fuck Capitalist USA big time in business. And yeah: Corporatism is just an advanced stage of "real" Capitalism. Sources: About how corrupt Capitalist politicians fucked America: http://www.counterpunch.org/2006/04/07/the-saga-of-magnequench/ About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 https://www.cairn.info/revue-responsabilite-et-environnement1-2010-2-page-92.htm About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is not your friend, but you can still use it to your benefit. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
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Mineral Processing of Rare Earth Elements
 
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Mineral Processing of Rare Earth Elements
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Huge deposits of rare earth elements found near Japanese island
 
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일본 EEZ 해저 발견 희토류 매장량, 세계 수요 수백년분 Countries around the world are heavily dependent on China for rare earth minerals... that are used in various high-tech products. But all that may change.. as Japan reportedly found hundreds of years' worth of these rare elements in its waters. Hong Yoo explains further. Japanese researchers have found more than 16 million tons of rare earth deposits …under the seabed near the island of Minami-Torishima, …some 18-hundred kilometers from the country's mainland. Rare earths include dozens of minerals used in high-tech products, from smart phones to electric vehicles. According to the study released on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers collected samples of the elements in 25 locations on the seabed …across a 25-hundred square-kilometer area. The analysis found 730 years' worth of dysprosium, used for the magnets in hybrid cars, and 780 years' worth of yttrium, used in the manufacture of lasers, based on estimated demand. The discovery of the deposits could help ease the world's dependence on China, …which accounts for nearly 90 percent of all rare earths production. Beijing's dominant position has resulted in price spikes and shortages in the past. The researchers say they have also come up with the technology to allow the resources to be extracted efficiently. The method can boost the density of rare earth minerals to 20 times that of the deposits in mainland China. The researchers plan to work with private companies to recover the rare earth minerals. Hong Yoo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Rare Earth Elements Research with Rick Honaker
 
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Rick Honaker, a mining engineering professor at the University of Kentucky, is running a test plant to extract rare earth elements from coal. The Fire Clay coal seam in Eastern Kentucky has the potential to provide the U.S. with rare earth elements that are currently coming from China, but the challenge is finding an economical way to extract these valuable elements.
Huge deposits of rare earth elements found near Japanese island
 
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일본 EEZ 해저 발견 희토류 매장량, 세계 수요 수백년분 Japan has reportedly found hundreds of years' worth of rare earth minerals under the seabed near one of its islands far out in the Pacific. The discovery could help reduce the world's dependence on China for those elements, which are used in many high-tech products. Hong Yoo has more. Japanese researchers have found more than 16 million tons of rare earth deposits …under the seabed near the island of Minami-Torishima, …some 18-hundred kilometers from the country's mainland. Rare earths include dozens of minerals used in high-tech products, from smart phones to electric vehicles. According to the study released on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers collected samples of the elements in 25 locations on the seabed …across a 25-hundred square-kilometer area. The analysis found 730 years' worth of dysprosium, used for the magnets in hybrid cars, and 780 years' worth of yttrium, used in the manufacture of lasers, based on estimated demand. The discovery of the deposits could help ease the world's dependence on China, …which accounts for nearly 90 percent of all rare earths production. Beijing's dominant position has resulted in price spikes and shortages in the past. The researchers say they have also come up with the technology to allow the resources to be extracted efficiently. The method can boost the density of rare earth minerals to 20 times that of the deposits in mainland China. The researchers plan to work with private companies to recover the rare earth minerals. Hong Yoo, Arirang News. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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Inside Look At The Rare Earth Industry (w/Justine Underhill) | Discoveries | Real Vision™
 
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What kind of future are we building with the tools we have today? As Justine Underhill continues to answer that question, she examines the consequences of our reliance on rare earth metals, which play crucial roles in cell phones, laptops, TVs and speakers. These metals are also essential for new “green” technologies, including wind turbines and electric vehicle motors, but the way they are mined could be an environmental disaster. Justine investigates how China rose to dominance in rare earth production, and shakes the web of fragile supply chains, as she speaks with Julie Klinger, author of Rare Earth Frontiers, Masato Sagawa, the inventor of rare earth magnets, metals trader Michael Rapaport, and the owners and operators of MP Materials, the only rare earth mining site in the U.S. Filmed in 2018 and 2019 in New York, Boston, Las Vegas and Mountain Pass, California. Watch more Real Vision™ videos: http://po.st/RealVisionVideos Subscribe to Real Vision™ on YouTube: http://po.st/RealVisionSubscribe Watch the full video by starting your 14-day free trial here: https://rvtv.io/2H83Y6T About Discoveries: Stretch your mind with brilliant original thinkers. This series introduces you to financial experts who bring a different angle to an existing topic or discuss ideas that are still on the boundary of finance. Challenge your existing thinking and be exposed to breakthrough topics that remain outside the realm of mainstream media. About Real Vision™: Real Vision™ is the destination for the world’s most successful investors to share their thoughts about what’s happening in today's markets. Think: TED Talks for Finance. On Real Vision™ you get exclusive access to watch the most successful investors, hedge fund managers and traders who share their frank and in-depth investment insights with no agenda, hype or bias. Make smart investment decisions and grow your portfolio with original content brought to you by the biggest names in finance, who get to say what they really think on Real Vision™. Connect with Real Vision™ Online: Linkedin: https://rvtv.io/2xbskqx Twitter: https://rvtv.io/2p5PrhJ Inside Look At The Rare Earth Industry (w/Justine Underhill) | Discoveries | Real Vision™ https://www.youtube.com/c/RealVisionTelevision Transcript: This is the only rare earth mine in the US. Why does it matter? In the 1960s, the average American home used around 20 chemical elements. Today, it uses over three times as many, and many of the niche but critical roles are filled by some unexpected elements-- rare earth metals. China had been blocking shipments of rare earth metals to Japan since mid-September, and to the US and Europe since October 18. American manufacturers need to have access to rare earth materials, which China supplies. Without these metals, you wouldn't have a working laptop, TV, speaker, or almost any other device. These metals are also essential for the Green Tech revolution . Although the way they're mined could be an environmental disaster. New refining plan for rare earth metals has become the target of environmental protests. The mining of rare earth materials which is probably the most destructive environmental practice on the planet. How did we get here?
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Japan finds huge deposit of rare-earth minerals - TomoNews
 
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MINAMITORISHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN — A deposit of rare-earth minerals has been discovered off the coast of Japan. Our favorite VPN: Private Internet Access ►►http://bit.ly/TomoNewsVPN Stuff we use to make TomoNews ►►https://www.amazon.com/shop/tomonewsus TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Top TomoNews Stories - The most popular videos on TomoNews! http://bit.ly/Top_TomoNews_Stories You Idiot! - People doing stupid things http://bit.ly/You-Idiot Recent Uploads - The latest stories brought to you by TomoNews http://bit.ly/Latest-TomoNews Ultimate TomoNews Compilations - Can't get enough of TomoNews? This playlist is for you! New videos every day http://bit.ly/Ulitmate_TomoNews_Compi... Thanks for watching TomoNews! Like TomoNews on Facebook ►► http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Twitter ►► @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Follow us on Instagram ►► @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus Subscribe to TomoNews ►► http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-TomoNews Watch more TomoNews ►► http://bit.ly/MoreTomoNews Visit our website for all the latest videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox every day: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter
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Rare Earth Minerals Turn Villages to Ruins
 
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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews Baotou, Inner Mongolia is China's largest rare earth mineral production base. Although it is a precious mineral resource, rare earth imposes great dangers of pollution. Recently, French media reported from Baotou. Entitled "In China, rare earths are killing villages", the report highlighted massive environmental pollution. It revealed the impact of the production of rare earth minerals on local residents, animals and land. The following is our report. French media 'Le Monde' reported from Baotou, stating that by aerial viewpoint, it looks like a large lake, fed by numerous tributaries. On site, it is actually an opaque discharge covering an area of 10 km2. Surrounding the industrial plants producing 17 minerals are reject waste waters loaded with chemicals. There are no fish or algae The Le Monde article introduced that rock from Bayan obo rare earth ore mine, located 120 kilometers away, are sent here for treatment. The concentration of rare earth in the rocks is very low and must be separated and purified by hydrometallurgical processes and acid baths. In the effluent basin are exist all sorts of toxic chemicals and radioactive elements such as thorium. Ingestion of these toxins causes cancer of the pancreas, lung and blood. A pungent odor exudes within radius of 10 miles. Local villagers have been suffering from cancer. Rows of brown houses in the village have been reduced to rubble. Sichuan environmentalist Chen Yunfei indicates that rare earth refining process causes great environmental pollution and destruction. People are unaware of the specific dangers of this project, and the specialists involved in the decision-making. Chen Yunfei: "Some officials only work on the image projects for profit. They relocate once the money has been made. Some officials collude with the business, caring about nothing but profit, leaving the mess for the public." According to local residents, Baotou used to be a vast grassland. In 1958 the state enterprise Baotou Iron and Steel Company began producing rare earth production. By the end of 1980, locals found that the plant was in trouble. Last year, China Environment News reported that Baotou Iron and Steel Group's tailing dam leakage has caused damage to five surrounding villages. It has affected more than 3000 farmers, and ruined more than 3,295 Acres of farmland. Ma Peng, former Director of the Baotou Rare Earth Research Institute, indicated that due to the lack of a barrier below the tailing dam, the mining waste is directly discharging into the Yellow River. The discharge is at a rate of 300m per year. The residents also said that further pollution has been caused by other industries and thermal power plants. These industries followed rare earth production by the Baotou Iron and Steel Company. Local residents have to breathe air saturated with sulfuric acid and coal dust. Coal dust is airbourne around the houses. Cows, horses, chickens and goats are being killed by these poisons. The locals have fled, and Xinguang Sancun village has now decreased from 2000 villagers to 300. Every family is hit with illness. After 20 years of complaints to the local government, the villagers have finally won promises of financial compensation. These have only been partially fulfilled. Miss Hao, a resident of Baotou: "We all know. The government is too dark. No one cares about the people, whether they live or die, not to mention the pollution." For many years, there have been calls for attention for the issue of Baotou tailing dam discharging thorium radiation to Baotou and into the Yellow River. The hazards and pollution caused by the Baotou tailing dam have never been effectively alleviated. Environmentalist Chen Yunfei: "This is an investment that has hurt several generations. It has polluted the whole environment. This high cost investment ought to be condemned. Our future generations are going to suffer for it." China Environment News indicated that Baotou is located in the stratum fracture zone. In the event of a major earthquake or large-scale rainfall, the rupture of the tailing dam will threaten the surrounding five villages, as well as tens of thousands of lives of the Baotou Iron and Steel workers. If the tailings flow into the Yellow River, it will cause serious pollution to the river. 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Mining rare metals with super grass | DW English
 
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A German researcher is experimenting with different varieties of reed grass to see how good they are at sucking up rare earth elements which can then be extracted and are sorely needed for industrial production. More Environment Videos: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/environment/s-11798
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Is It Safe To Invest In Mining Rare Earth Metals?
 
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Guy is heavily invested in energy. His oil stocks aren't doing so well, so Guy started investing in Uranium mining. He planned his investment around the hopes for new nuclear power facilities being built in China and the United States, but these facilities can take decades to construct. Wes discusses the role of mining and the materials sector in the S&P 500. Original air date: March 4, 2018 - Hour 2, Call 1. Wes Moss is the host of MONEY MATTERS – the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show – on News 95-5FM and AM 750 WSB. You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, Buy it here: https://retiresoonerbook.com/
US seeks rare earth elements
 
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Rare earth elements may be a mystery to many people, but they are very important components of many of the items used in homes and offices every day. While 97 per cent of the world's supply is controlled by China, the US has the third largest reserves of rare earth elements. But the only US mine where those elements are found is currently inactive, and US officials are beginning to view rare earths as a matter of national priority. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Mountain Pass, California, once the site of the world's leading producer of rare earth elements.
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US Mining Companies Show New Interest in Rare Earths
 
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China-Japan Dispute Shines Light on Rare Earth Metals
 
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I'm Alex Villarreal with the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com | http://facebook.com/voalearningenglish Few people had ever heard of the natural elements known as rare earth metals before a recent dispute between China and Japan. Yet these metals are used in devices like smartphones, flat screen televisions, hybrid car batteries, MP3 players and military equipment.In September, Japan detained a Chinese ship captain near disputed islands in the East China Sea. China denied that it stopped exports of rare earth metals to Japan to force his release. But the incident raised concerns. Japan is the world's biggest importer of rare earth metals. And China produces ninety-seven percent of the world supply. China says it sold almost four billion dollars' worth in two thousand eight. But marketing professor George Haley at the University of New Haven in Connecticut says China has always kept prices low.He says: "So unlike other minerals the price of rare earth elements has actually fallen."Some countries with rare earth metals no longer mine them -- including the United States. One reason is the low-cost imports from China. Another reason is concern about environmental damage. So what are these rare earth metals? Well, most of them are not rare; that is just their name. Several are more common than copper, lead or silver. People who remember the periodic table of the elements from chemistry class might recognize them. Rare earths include the fifteen lanthanide metals along with yttrium and scandium. Samuel Bader, a physicist at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, says rare earths are often found together.But Mr. Bader explains that the same properties that make them hard to refine also make them valuable. He says: "Rare earth metals provide the world's strongest commercial magnets. This is why they're important. It's that simple."Rare earth magnets are lightweight and unaffected by conditions like high temperatures. So they work well in places like electric motors in hybrid vehicles or generators for wind turbines. Physicists use super-powerful magnets to speed particles and control radiation like X-rays. George Haley says they are found in electronics, fiber optics and other products. They are important not just for the economic success of the United States, but for defense and job creation at home.Next week, we'll talk more about rare earth metals, and an American company that plans to start mining them again. For VOA Special English I'm Alex Villarreal. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 08Oct2010)
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Price volatility for rare earth minerals is expected due to shifting demand and supply
 
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Nils Backeberg, senior analyst at Roskill, educates Proactive Investors on today's markets for rare earth minerals, with particular attention to factors influencing demand and thus prices. Roskill will be publishing a report on rare earths later this month.
Will Scarlet Rare Earth Mine Tour May 2018 #1
 
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Professor Rick Honaker of University of Kentucky describes the Will Scarlet rare earth mine to the IMUMR delegation visiting the USA from China.
Views: 53 Mike Luther
Rare Earth Elements
 
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Hank reveals why our love affair with the rare earth elements has a dark side. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow References: http://washingtonindependent.com/101462/california-mine-represents-hope-... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/09/business/energy-environment/09rare.htm... http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/rare_earths/
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Rescuing rare earths from coal mine waste — Speaking of Chemistry
 
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Acidic mine water is contaminating many streams in West Virginia’s coal country. Researchers are trying to extract valuable rare-earth elements from that waste to help recover some of the costs of treating it. https://cen.acs.org/materials/inorganic-chemistry/coal-new-source-rare-earths/96/i28?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=CEN ↓↓More info and references below↓↓ This video was corrected on July 12, 2018. An earlier version of the video displayed the incorrect formula for manganese hydroxide, showing Mg2(OH)3 instead of Mn(OH)2. We regret the error. Read more: A whole new world for rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/95/i34/whole-new-world-rare-earths.html Managing a dearth of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i14/Managing-Dearth-Rare-Earths.html Securing the supply of rare earths | C&EN https://cen.acs.org/articles/88/i35/Securing-Supply-Rare-Earths.html Speaking of Chemistry is a production of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Contact us at [email protected]!
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Is NASA planning to mine an asteroid for rare metals?
 
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NASA has announced plans to visit a rare metal asteroid for the first time in history. It’ll launch in 2023 and take seven years to reach the asteroid, which is roughly the size of Massachusetts and made entirely out of nickel and iron. RT America’s Brigida Santos joins to explain more. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
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Gold rush mines a solution for rare earth metals?  Think again...
 
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During America's Gold rush era, miners searched for gold, silver and copper deposits. But what was too early to know back then, is that what they considered to be worthless and tossed aside in the piles of dirt would one day be valuable for modern technology. Yet, in what quantity? Not enough to fuel an industrial boom of any type in the West. Like it or not, 97% of the world's rare earth materials are in China. Meaning that going forward in this high tech world, China will be a major player regardless of politics, economy or metals prices. Remember, most military gear today requires these materials and you cannot build a high tech military without rare elements. http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-07-21/gold-rush-era-discards-could-fuel-cellphones-tvs http://dailygadgetry.com/rare-elements-to-fuel-cellphonestossed-aside-during-gold-rush/1313 http://www.salon.com/2013/07/21/gold_rush_era_discards_could_fuel_cellphones_tvs/singleton/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9951299/Japan-breaks-Chinas-stranglehold-on-rare-metals-with-sea-mud-bonanza.html http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/at-the-edge/2013/04/02/chinas-continuing-monopoly-over-rare-earth-minerals http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/21/4542872/gold-rush-mines-could-be-rich-in-rare-earth-metals
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Obama denounces China on rare earth metals
 
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US President Barack Obama Tuesday accused China of breaking global trade rules by restricting exports of rare earth elements used in an array of hi-tech products from iPods to wind turbines.Duration: 00:59
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Obama, China, Rare Earths - Can WTO save manufacturing jobs? Why no USA REE? THORIUM.
 
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On 2012-03-13 President Obama announced filing a new WTO filing against China's REE export quotas. China successfully leverages their REE monopoly to capture high-tech manufacturing jobs, and is part of the reason companies like Apple construct consumer products in China... REEs are found in all manner of phones, GPS, wind turbines, solar panels, hybrid cars and military hardware. REE are NOT rare. REE used to be produced in USA. If REEs are so important, why aren't they produced in USA today? THORIUM REGULATION. Jim Kennedy & John Kutch explain: Thorium is NOT dangerous. It is key to unlocking "green" jobs, bountiful energy and high-tech manufacturing jobs. The clock is ticking on this. Pursuing China via WTO is fine, but that can NOT be our only response! We need to produce our own REE. ASAP. http://ThoriumPetition.com/ - http://wh.gov/5OX http://threeconsulting.com/what.html http://thoriumremix.com/ Longer coverage of the SME conference can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyqYP6f66Mw
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Industry Watch: Al discusses Rare Earth Elements and Gold with Mark Brown
 
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Nationally syndicated radio show personality Al Korelin from the Korelin Economics Report hosts Industry Watch. Al's guest is Mark Brown of Rare Element Resources Ltd. Mark Brown is president and director of Pacific Opportunity Capital Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Pacific Opportunity is a financial consulting and merchant banking firm active in venture capital markets in North America. Mr. Brown is also an officer and director of a number of public and private companies, including Orphan Boy Resources, Barker Minerals, and Sutter Gold Mining. His corporate activities include transactions, financings and corporate financial planning. Prior to joining Pacific Opportunity, Mr. Browns background included managing financial departments of two TSE 300 mining corporations: Eldorado Gold and Miramar Mining. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and became a Chartered Accountant while with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Rare Element Resources Ltd (RES: TSX.V) is a publicly traded company having 100% interest in the Bear Lodge property, which contains one of the largest disseminated rare-earth deposits in North America (US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1049D) as well as extensive gold occurrences. To learn more about Rare Element Resources visit http://www.rareelementresources.com To listen to the Korelin Economics Report visit http://www.kereport.com To learn more about Industry Watch visit http://www.evenkeelmedia.com
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Rare Earth Elements
 
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Rare earth elements have recently become an issue in the media and on the national agenda, despite years of relative obscurity. This group of 17 elements is critical to the production of automotive components, communications technologies, clean energy sources, weapons systems, traditional fuel refineries, and countless other technologies. This panel is intended to address questions of key policy importance: What do the recent market developments mean for the rare earths industry? How should the United States respond to the changing market trends? What are the implications for the cleantech manufacturing sector?
Manzullo: China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Minerals Threatens American Innovation, Jobs
 
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Rep. Don Manzullo said the federal government needs to join forces with American manufacturers to end China's monopoly on rare earth minerals and ensure the United States maintains an adequate supply of the minerals needed to manufacture our most advanced products. Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific, Manzullo held a hearing to highlight the fact that China controls 97 percent of the rare earths market and has been limiting exports and skyrocketing costs of the minerals to the detriment of manufacturers in the U.S. and other countries. Rare earths are vital in a variety of advanced manufactured goods, such as cell phones, fluorescent lights, hybrid engines, airplanes, wind turbines, and defense guidance systems.
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US Rare Earths CEO: Beware Chinese Mineral Mischief
 
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China currently dominates the vital rare earth market in the world, leaving the U.S. highly vulnerable in the event of an embargo or trade war, says Kevin Cassidy, CEO of U.S. Rare Earths. Rare earth minerals are essential for use in technology and defense products. Cassidy says his mining company will be supplying its heavy and critical rare earth minerals in the U.S. once it ramps up production later this year from the 25,000 acres it holds in Montana, Idaho and Colorado. Subscribe to TheStreetTV on YouTube: http://t.st/TheStreetTV For more content from TheStreet visit: http://thestreet.com Check out all our videos: http://youtube.com/user/TheStreetTV Follow TheStreet on Twitter: http://twitter.com/thestreet Like TheStreet on Facebook: http://facebook.com/TheStreet Follow TheStreet on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet Follow TheStreet on Google+: http://plus.google.com/+TheStreet
As China slashes exports of rare earth elements, U.S. mine digs for more
 
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Elements such as cerium, neodymium and dysprosium are crucial to the clean-tech and high-tech industries, but China has slashed exports. A Colorado firm hopes to fill the void by ratcheting up output from a mine in the Mojave Desert., Tiffany Hsu reports. Read more at http://lat.ms/i5SFRG
Views: 1009 Los Angeles Times
This is why USA wants invade North Korea!
 
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USA dependency on China's Rare Earth Minerals, Problem Reaction solution - solution is invasion on North Korea which has a lot of Rare Earth Metals too
Views: 36500 Swarowit Ciechanowski
Rare earth mining race
 
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Vantage Point -- Globally, there is a growing demand for rare earth metal. They are found in products like smart phone, laptop, hybrid cars and solar panels. In recent years, there has been a lot of debate about Malaysia' foray into rare earth processing, mainly due to concerns over the danger of rare earth materials and its impact towards the people and environment. On this episode of Vantage Point, we discuss the pros and cons of the joining the rare earth mining race with Dato Dr Ir Ahmad Zaidee Laidin, Supreme Council Member of the Academy Sciences of Malaysia. He is also the Organising Chairman of the International Conference on Rare Earth Materials.
Views: 428 Astro Awani
Pele Mountain: Operating In Proven Uranium and Rare Earth Mining Camp
 
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http://goldstocktrades.com/blog One uranium district completely ignored by the investment community today is Elliot Lake, Ontario. More than 300 million pounds of uranium were mined in Elliot Lake, Ontario by Rio Algom and Denison Mines. The Elliot Lake Mining Camp is known as the Uranium Capital of the World and was the only Canadian mine that commercially produced Rare Earth Oxides. The Elliot Lake mines were closed down in the 90's when rare earths were unknown and worth little and uranium was trading below $20 a pound. Being a past producing district of both uranium and rare earths gives an advantage to Pele Mountain Resources (GEM.V or GOLDF) a small junior miner, who will hopefully begin feasibility on their enormous and valuable Eco Ridge resource.  Operating in an established, past producing district with power, labor and infrastructure is crucial when evaluating the potential viability of mining development. Every twenty to thirty years Elliot Lake goes through a boom cycle. Even though the Athabasca region has higher grade uranium, mining and processing is a lot more challenging. Pele Mountain (GEM.V or GOLDF) may provide excellent leverage to uranium and rare earths for investors at these discounted levels. Elliot Lake is a proven rare earth and uranium mining district which is very supportive of Pele Mountain's Eco Ridge Mine. See the letter supporting the mine from the mayor and city council by clicking here... Pele has a proven commercial processing method unlike so many other rare earth juniors of recovering the valuable rare earths used in the latest green energy technologies such as wind turbines and high efficiency lighting. Pele has the Elliot Lake technical team led by Roger Payne who has the experience designing and developing efficient and safe production of critical clean energy metals such as uranium and rare earths. Disclosure: Author/Interviewer owns Pele and company is sponsor on website.
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Neodymium Is In Demand And China Controls Its Supply
 
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Powerful magnets are necessary for an iPhone to vibrate or a Tesla Model 3's motor to spin. If you combine neodymium with iron and boron, you can make a neodymium-iron-boron magnet, which is the most powerful type of permanent magnet ever created. And demand for these magnets is on the rise. But 80 percent of the world's neodymium comes from China. You may not have heard of neodymium, but you're probably carrying some of it around with you right now. It's in your cellphone, your headphones and you might be driving several pounds of it around in your car. Neodymium — pronounced "nee-oh-DIM-ee-um" — is one of 17 chemically similar elements called rare earth elements, and demand for this metal is on the rise. "Neodymium is responsible for most, if not all, of the growth in rare earth demand at the moment," said Roderick Eggert, deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute at Colorado School of Mines. For an iPhone to vibrate, for AirPods to play music, for wind turbines to generate power and for a Toyota Prius or Tesla Model 3's motor to spin, they need powerful magnets. If you combine neodymium with iron and boron, you can make a neodymium-iron-boron magnet, which is the most powerful type of permanent magnet ever created. In the case of your cellphone and earbuds, using neodymium magnets means they can be physically tiny but still strong. For motors, using permanent magnets means powerful, efficient motors with fewer electromagnetic components. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #Neodymium Neodymium Magnets Are In Demand And China Controls The World's Supply | CNBC
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Will Scarlet Rare Earth Element Mine Tour May 2018 #2
 
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professor Rick Honaker of University of Kentucky describes the Will Scarlet rare earth mine to the IMUMR delegation visiting the USA from China. This is video #2 in the series.
Views: 29 Mike Luther
Chinese commies place embargo on Japan and USA - Thank you!
 
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Located between Taiwan, China, and Japan (Okinawa) are a group of islands called Senkaku or Diaoyu. These groups of islands are disputed as to their sovereignty between the three nations. Recently a Chinese fishing vessel (Minjinyu 5179) was the area of islands when the vessel came upon two Japanese patrol boats. The Japanese advised the fishing vessel to leave the area. In reply the Chinese fishing vessel taking a cue from Sea Shepherd, rammed one of the Japanese patrol boats, Ishigaki Island. The Chinese fishing boat captain Zhan Qixiong was taken into Japanese custody in Okinawa, Japan. The commies in Beijing behaved like lunatics (a personality trait indigenous to commies), causing the Japanese authorities to acquiesce by releasing the Chinese fishing boat captain and sent back to commie land, China, The Middle Kingdom. Still behaving like lunatics the commies in Beijing demanded reparations and an apology. Japan basically told them to get lost. Now China's commies enacted an embargo on Japan refusing to export Rare Earth Elements (REE) to Japan. Rare Earth Elements are used for technological devices such as cellphones, wind turbines, loud speakers, guided missiles, etc. China mines about 97% of the world's REE, thus giving them an edge in exercising their economic might to bully other nations. Recently the commies announced the same REE embargo against the United States of America -- USA. Some background into Rare Earth Element mining: Most of the world's supply of these minerals came from a mine in the United States in California. South of the Clark Mountain range in Southern California is a mine: Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine. In the 1990's when the Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton were soiling The White House, they permitted the commies from China to export into the USA Rare Earth Elements below market prices after being mined by near-slave labor conditions in commie-led China. Remember, it was Bill and Hillary who accepted illegal campaign contributions from the commie military in China (the Bush administration refused to investigate and prosecute). In addition the environmentalists, who are in reality anti-capitalist, kept harassing this mining operation in the USA. Unable to compete with slave labor and environmentalist harassment, the mine closed in 2002 giving the commies the 97% share of the market. Good news: Molycorp (stock market symbol: MCP) who currently owns the mine in California is investing $500 million dollars and will be mining in the second half of 2011. In August their stock was under $14.00 a share, on October 19, 2010 the stock closed above $34.00! - To the commies in China: "Thank you" from Japan and the USA! Your lunatic embargo has created an alternate and reliable source for these valuable and much needed minerals. Perhaps someone in China needs to be shipped off to a gulag for this magnificent decision. Better yet, send him or her to the USA so we can thank him or her. - Rare earth elements REE technological devices Cellphones wind turbines guided missiles Chinese embargo USA Japan Mountain Pass California South of the Clark Mountain range CA anti-capitalist environmentalist China undercut world prices flooded market Molycorp MCP Chinese captain released fishing trawler rams Japanese patrol boat Senkaku Diaoyu Ishigaki island China Taiwan Japan disputed islands fishing boat rams Okinawa Zhan Qixiong fishing boat collision Ryukyu Islands Shinjitai Chinese fishing trawler rams Japanese patrol boat propagandabuster propaganda buster tony The Middle Kingdom Beijing communist commies 中国日本尖閣諸島魚釣島漁船衝突シーシェパード台湾は島に異議を唱えて 中国日本渔船相撞尖阁列岛钓鱼岛海洋守护台湾有争议的岛屿中國日本漁船相撞尖閣列島釣魚島海洋守護台灣有爭議的島嶼
Views: 5194 Tony Marano
The Global Race for Rare Earths
 
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The Bureau for International Reporting travels to Canada's Northwest Territories, the California desert and China to report on a looming supply crunch of rare earth metals, key ingredients to green technology and many defense weapons systems.
Views: 30837 TheBIRorg
China's Rare Earth Minerals   The next GOLD RUSH
 
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Rare earth metals have become some of the world's most valued resources. They are found in almost every car, gadget and household. After the US stopped the excavation of rare earth materials China now has a monopoly on its production. We do not own the rights to this video
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