Industry throws cold water on seabed rare earths potential
Published: Monday, 11 July 2011
Japan’s Pacific discovery seen as uneconomic due to high cost of mining
A good deal of excitement has been created by the
announcement last week in the UK academic journal Nature Geoscience that
significant deposits of rare earths have been found in the
Pacific Ocean floor.
A Japanese team, led by Yasuhiro Kato of the University of