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[INFOGRAPHIC] Understanding rare earth metals and their importance | Mining Sites | Mining Global

Rare earth metals are vital to maintaining our current economy and lifestyle. As a series of chemical elements found in the Earth’s crust, rare earth metals are an essential ingredient of many of the consumer products we use every day such as computers, smartphones, clean energy, communications, defense, health care and manufacturing.• Related content: [PHOTOS] Top 10 Rarest Gems Found on EarthChina currently produces 95 percent of the world’s rare earths, with Australian miner Lynas Corp and Molycorp Inc. — which just filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy — as the only two major producers outside of China.  The following infographic explains all the ways we use rare earth metals and why the resource is so important for a sustainable future. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Check out the latest edition of Mining Global

Source: [INFOGRAPHIC] Understanding rare earth metals and their importance | Mining Sites | Mining Global


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