Can Australia Supply The World With Rare Earth Minerals?

Three Sisters of the outback in Carisbrooke, AustraliaThe short answer is: not yet. From Wikipedia: “The rare-earth elements (REE), also called the rare-earth metals or (in context) rare-earth oxides, or the lanthanides … are a set of 17 nearly-indistinguishable lustrous silvery-white soft heavy metals… “The rare earths have diverse applications in electrical and electronic components, lasers, glass, magnetic materials, and industrial processes, […]
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