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rare earth

1. any oxide of a lanthanide
2. another name for lanthanide
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Monazite, which has the consistency of sand, contains rare earth metals, which are used in the manufacture of high-tech components.
Rare earth metal deposits do not play a significant role in the mining industry, according to the medium- and long-term mining industry development strategy 2014-2052 published on the website of the Ministry of Economy.
Japan Rare Earths is also committed to the recovery of previously used rare earth metals and has applied existing and developed new proprietary processes to recycle rare earths from waste products such as energy saving light bulbs, magnets, computers, air conditioners and batteries.
JMC) to jointly pursue the reuse of a rare earth metal extracted from nickel-metal hydride batteries in hybrid vehicles for magnets of new hybrid vehicle motors.
That's because, as we've warned, it's easy to buy rare earth metals but selling them is next to impossible - anyone want to buy a secondhand lump of erbium or yttrium?
Currently, almost all the world's rare earth metals are mined in China, so the discovery of a huge new deposit in Greenland is significant.
An unidentified South Korean official who participated in the talks was quoted as saying, "The North strongly proposed that the two Koreas jointly develop coal mines as well as rare earth metals.
Honda has been recovering the rare earth metals since April at a plant in Oguni, Yamagata Prefecture, operated by Tokyo-based Japan Metals & Chemicals Co.
The government will continue to enforce regulations on the mining, production and export of rare earth metals, improve relevant laws and regulations and crack down on all violations, it said.
Both firms will start extracting rare earth metals from used nickel-metal hydride batteries collected from Honda's hybrid vehicles at Honda dealerships.
Though dependent on the outside world for vast qualities of industrial components such as iron and coal, China accounts for about 97 percent of world output of the 17 rare earth metals.
China has abundant reserves of rare earth metals, a group of 17 elements that are vital for manufacturing an array of high-tech products, including cell phones, wind turbines, electric car batteries and missiles.