Rare earth minerals: A new foreign dependency?

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By Christopher Hopkins

Rare earth minerals are a key element to the 21st century economy and beyond. With China currently producing the vast majority of the products, are we substituting one foreign dependency for another?

Here’s a link (click here) to an excellent New York Times article on the future of the rare earth mineral supply and the impact it will have on the “green economy.”

Chris Hopkins is senior vice president for aggregates and mining, The Saint Consulting Group, email hopkins@tscg.biz and phone  615-656-3794.


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