Wilson, Jeffrey D
RARE earth minerals (REMs) – a hitherto
poorly known set of minerals – have recently
stormed onto world headlines. Described
by some analysts as the “next oil” in global
geopolitics, rare earths have become a major
new concern for global resource security
due to increasingly restrictive supply policies.
Rare earth prices have surged as a result,
and the governments of major consuming
states, such as Japan, South Korea, the
European Union, and the US, have begun
efforts to develop...[Show more]
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