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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The company said that as a result of China's regulation on rare-earth mineral exports, prices have risen for neodymium, a key material for AC servo motors, and other rare-earth resources.
While Dy is produced from ion-adsorption ores found only in southern Chinese provinces centering on Jiangxi, the two Chinese partners in Ganzhou Zhaori Rare Earth New Materials are leading rare-earth mineral producers, having ion-adsorption ore mines and operating separation/purification and smelting facilities.
In order to achieve this breakthrough, described in (http://www.nature.com/articles/nature21371.epdf?referrer_access_token=gEmWQSRf6zvDN6gUWtBkatRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Pc3jXOR3VHiezbpqNMWUNUazdo9kTg8G-Sfd4RSLpk3v8MHus7_Udc-FRcLFDMkTRtCiuhKKBLinbhCveT_IkuG1Q52oZPmDZ85uj3n51O8q-0IMKamUP1uGusddPD6fjHkg074qxc2ow72pk6SArN9qwk1x-f6spV0t7uR2ebTLi1J3eSOWvejf2d1F2KHL8%3D&tracking_referrer=mashable.com) a study published in the latest edition of the journal Nature, the researchers first had to create the world's smallest magnet - one that consists of a single atom of the rare-earth mineral Holmium.
The company said that with China regulating rare-earth mineral exports, prices for neodymium a key material for AC servo motors and other rare-earth resources have risen and it is unable to fully absorb the excessive increases in its material costs.
of Japan and two Chinese rare-earth mineral producers, namely, Ganzhou Qiandong Industrial (Group) Co., Ltd., and Ganxian Hong Jin Rare Earths Co., Ltd.
(2005) Maoniupingite-(Ce): a new rare-earth mineral from the Maoniuping rare-earth deposit in Mianning, Sichuan.
The two Chinese partners in the JV are leading rare-earth mineral producers, having ion-adsorption ore mines and operating separation/purification and smelting facilities.
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.