Rare earths top BGS Risk List as industrial minerals move up ranks

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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Rare earths are now deemed the industrial minerals most at risk of supply shortage by the British Geological Survey (BGS), according to its latest Risk List.

Rare earths now stand at the top of the list, which highlights economically important elements that are at risk of supply disruption. Rare earths...

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