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 Tokyo, measured...

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