rare-earth mineral

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rare-earth mineral

[′rer ‚ərth ′min·rəl]
(mineralogy)
A mineral containing lanthanides and yttrium as essential constituents. The total atomic ratio of lanthanides and yttrium is greater than any other element within at least one crystallographic site. Examples are monazite, xenotime, and bastnaesite.
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rare-earth minerals are imported from China and the United States' reliance on these supplies has important implications in the trade war between the two countries. 
Chinese shipments accounted for 80 percent of all US imports of rare-earth minerals between 2014 and 2017, according to Reuters, suggesting that US markets could be in for a major blow if the government carries out plans to restrict business to the US.
'US officials said (Trump) viewed mining as a 'win-win' that could boost that country's economy, generate jobs for Americans and give the United States a valuable new beachhead in the market for rare-earth minerals, which has been all but monopolized by China.'
While the US Department of Defence's estimates have put Afghanistan's untapped wealth of gold, copper, uranium and other rare-earth minerals at well around $1 trillion, Afghan officials' latest geological studies hint at figures three times larger.
US and European carmakers worry this could make them dependent on Chinese battery technology, not least because China holds huge reserves of the rare-earth minerals needed for lithium-ion and other battery technologies.
Field surveys will conduct using 1:100,000 sheets of the country via Car-born Gama Ray Spectrometer (MONA) to locate any rare-earth minerals.
Japan's industrial evolution over the next several hundred years has received a major boost with confirmation that millions of tonnes of rare-earth minerals exist just off the country's coast.
They said different varieties of minerals like Peridot, Aquamarine, Topaz in different colors of violet, pink, golden and champagne, Ruby, Emerald, rare-earth minerals Bastnaesite and Xenotime, Sphene, Tourmaline, besides many types of Quartz made the country prominent in the mineral world.
Its economic punishments range from restricting imports or informally boycotting goods from a targeted country to halting strategic exports (such as rare-earth minerals) and encouraging domestic protests against specific foreign businesses.
The source informed that different varieties of minerals like Peridot, Aquamarine, Topaz in different colours of violet, pink, golden and champagne, Ruby, Emerald, rare-earth minerals Bastnaesite and Xenotime, Sphene, Tourmaline, besides many types of Quartz make the country prominent in the mineral world.
The bill would authorize the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to enhance mineral exploration and streamline the process for receiving mining permits for rare-earth minerals and other minerals necessary for national defense, economic security, and to support the nation's energy infrastructure.
Resinco (Resource Investment Company) is a global investment company that specializes in providing early stage financing to private and public exploration and mining companies in the hard rock minerals, precious metals, rare-earth minerals, oil, gas, water and renewable energy markets.