FOCUS: Russian rare earths potential faces major obstacles

Published: Thursday, 08 December 2011

Experts predict at least 5-10 years before world-scale reserves are commercialised

By Lena Smirnova

Russia’s anticipated entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) next year is seen as good news for industrial mineral exporters, but those interested in the country's vast rare earth deposits will have to wait years before they see new supply sources open up.

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