Researchers look to tap rare earths from mine waste
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014
The push to establish new ways of accessing rare earths besides mining have intensified the focus on recycling the minerals from waste streams, including mine tailings and end-of-life consumer products.
Research institutions are throwing their weight behind the
drive to find alternative sources of rare earths to Chinese
mines, with a number of studies looking into the possibility of
recovering the elements from waste streams of other minerals.
Alternatives being investigated include red mud residue
leftover from bauxite mining, waste...